Online Class

Live Virtual Wine Essentials 1

Cost: 199

You’ve been asking for it, so we put together this live course just for you!

We are pleased to announce our FIRST 2021 Live Online APWASI Wine Essentials 1 Course, taught by Dr. Clinton Lee, Executive Director of APWASI, via Zoom on two consecutive weekends.

The 4 LIVE sessions will be taught on Saturday, April 10 & 17 and Sunday 11 & 18 (4 sessions). Each day will start from 5PM-7PM PST.

What will the content material cover?

The content of this live online wine course will provide material that is taught in Wine Essentials 1, with the addition of live tastings, supplemental information and demonstrations by Dr. Clinton Lee. The goal of this course is to equip you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to know about wine.

The course is geared towards beginners who are looking to expand their horizons in the world of wine or enter into the wine, hospitality, restaurant or travel industry with the needed practical skills and knowledge.

The Live Online APWASI Wine Essentials 1 Course will follow this schedule and syllabus:

  • April 3rd = Introduction (Getting to know each other + Syllabus review), What is Wine? Grapes
  • April 4th = Growing Conditions, How to Open, Store and Serve Wine, Presentation Topic Given
  • April 10th = How to Taste Wine, Pairing Wine with Food (Optional: Tasting Session)
  • April 11th = Presentation on Wine, Course Summary & Preparation for Final Exam, Preview of Wine Essentials 2

Each session will include a 10-minute break, and a Q&A at the end.


It is recommended that the reading material for each lesson is completed before hand and questions are brought to the live event.

At the end of every class, we ask that students complete their assigned quizzes on the APWASI portal. Any questions can be asked at the beginning of the next class.


This online course is recognized by APWASI and those that complete the course and all the quizzes are qualified to take the APWASI Wine Essentials 1 Course certification at the end. You will be able to register for the proctored exam at the end, which will take place two weeks from the final course date.

Those that pass the exam will receive a certificate and be recognized as a certified APWASI Wine Essentials 1 Professional.

The Live APWASI Wine Essentials 1 course is a 4-day course: tuition will cost $265USD, which includes the Final examination for those students who pass the course.

This is a great opportunity to supplement your online courses with live interaction with Dr. Lee.

Participants who register for the Online APWASI Wine Essentials 1 Live Course will be offered credits to take the Online APWASI Wine Essentials 2 Live Course.

Participation is limited and reservations can be made now to secure a seat with full payment requested by Friday, March 26th. For reservations or inquires, please send an email to

If you are unavailable for one of the dates, you can review a class recording and your APWASI online portal to continue the course content.

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Asia Pacific Wine And Spirit Institute (APWASI)

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