50 hour Wine Appreciation Certificate

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About the course

Do you want to know more about wine?

Whether you want to become a certified sommelier or you just want to learn how to properly choose and serve wine at your dinner parties, the IOA Wine Appreciation course is the best way for you to prepare yourself. The sheer number of wine varieties and rules surrounding wine service and tasting, understanding wine appreciation can be a mammoth task.

Knowing how to choose the proper wine for any situation will serve you well in your life. If you want to impress someone on your first date, make your dinner party as seamless as possible, or even recommend the perfect wine to pair with your customer’s meal, knowledge of wine appreciation is invaluable. Don’t let yourself continue to shrink away when the subject of wine comes up. Get yourself the knowledge you need to impress your friends, or even lay the foundation for a fun and exciting career.

Learn on your time

With this IOA Wine Appreciation course, you are in complete control of your own education. Complete your coursework at your own pace without even having to leave your house. If you want to learn more about wine, sign up for our Wine Appreciation course now.


Course Modules:

Module 1: Grape varieties
  • White grapes
  • Black grapes
  • Red grapes
  • Hybrid grapes
Module 2: Winemaking
  • Planting
  • Harvesting
  • Crushing
  • Primary fermentation
  • Pressing
  • Secondary fermentation
  • Blending
  • Filtration
Module 3: Wine varieties
  • Red wine
  • White wine
  • Blends
  • Rose
  • Sparkling wine
Module 4: Why are there so many wine varieties?
  • Factors that influence style
  • Factors that influence quality
  • Factors that influence price
Module 5: Wine regions
  • USA
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • South America
  • Other regions
Module 6: Wine tasting process
  • Vertical vs. horizontal tastings
  • Sight
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Wine tasting etiquette
  • Scoring wine
Module 7: What to look for in your wine
  • Balance
  • Complexity and character
  • Concentration
  • Finish
  • Faults
Module 8: Wine pairings
  • Purpose of wine pairings
  • Classic pairings
  • Effect of poor pairing
Module 9: How to serve wine
  • Opening a bottle of wine
  • Saving a bottle from a broken cork
  • Proper pouring
  • Using the right glass
Module 10: Proper wine storage
  • How external variables affect wine
  • Light whites and sparkling wines
  • Medium-bodied whites and light-bodied reds
  • Full-bodies whites and medium-bodies reds
  • Full-bodied reds


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