Learn about wine and get your Level 1-3 wine certifications.
The Enhanced Core Wine Course runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May 14th to July 3rd from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Classes are held at the Wine School of Philadelphia, the top-ranked independent wine school in America.
Earn a complete wine education in a single semester. The Accelerated Core Wine Course combines our Foundation and Intermediate programs into a unified wine education experience.
Plus, the Core Wine Course will save you a sizable amount of tuition. Individually, the Foundation and Intermediate programs cost hundreds of dollars more.
In the Foundation portion of the program, students will learn the techniques and master the knowledge needed to become extraordinary wine tasters. Graduates are able to identify major wine varietals in a blind tasting: a major feat for any wine professional.
In the Intermediate section, students learn about the intricacies of the ever-expanding world of wine. Included in the program is the chance to master the wine styles, climates and varietals of all the major wine producing countries.
Schedule of Wine Classes
Section #1 Introduction to Wine Regions
Section #2 Intro to Sensory Wine Tasting
Section #1 France
Section #2 White Varietal Components
Section #1 North American Wines
Section #2 Red Varietal Components
Section #1 Australia
Section #2 Old World vs New World
Section #1 Italy
Section #2 Varietal Fingerprint Lab
Section #1 Spain & Portugal
Section #2 Winemaking Process
Section #1 South America
Section #2 Blind Tasting Class
Section #1 Regional In-Class Exam
Section #2 Tasting In-Class Exam
Certification via California by the National Wine School (NWS). This certification offers the same academic credentials in the USA as the Court of Master Sommelier (CMS) and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). We prefer to offer NSW due it's transparency in certification, trustworthiness, and independence. Unlike other certification bodies, it is focused on the wine trade instead of the restaurant trade, which offers a great deal of latitude for our students. The NWS is not affiliated with the CMS or WSET.