Wine Educator Course
An old Chinese proverb begins, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” and so will your journey into the wonderful world of wine. This is an essential course that you must take as it will give you a firm foundation to build all future knowledge. Begin your journey today.
This Wine Educator Course is dedicated to provide you with the knowledge to teach Wine Education to your own students!
What You Will Learn in the Wine Educator Course
This is a very exciting program that opens up new areas of knowledge for you. This course gives you training on how to teach students and give wine tastings of your very own. Be the host of your own wine tastings after taking this course! We recommend that everyone who will be taking the Wine Educator Course to have taken Wine Essentials II so that you already have some basic wine education knowledge.
This course will provide a recommended wine list that you can try and go through to practice. We strongly encourage you to try these wines during the course of your studies.
Wine Course Structure
This is an online, self-paced course and should take approximately 19-25 hours including study time to complete. There will be videos and study material to supplement all the courses.
There are no quizzes throughout this course. There is only 5 final activities that you must pass in order to receive your Wine Educator Certificate.
Online Wine Educator Course Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements to participate in this course. However, you must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course if you will participate in the tasting of wines.
We do strongly recommend that students signing up for this course have attained the Wine Essentials II course or have an equivalent of WSET Level 3 or adequate working experience in the wine and spirit industry, preferably 2- 3 years or more.
You will be required to teach students APWASI courses. It is incumbent upon you to feel confident that you have the relevant and practical knowledge. This course is to train you how to impart that knowledge.
Online Course Availability
Courses are available for 6 months upon registration. After it passes this deadline, students will have to re-register for new access.
1.0 – Introduction to APWASI
2.0 Your Course Objectives
3.0 Environment for Learning
4.0 Teaching Styles
5.0 Different Cultural Learning Styles
6.0 Preparing a Lesson Plan
7.0 The Importance of How to Ask a Question
8.0 Teaching Adults
9.0 – Wine Tasting Equipment and Tasting List
10.0 The Pairing Of Food and Wine
11.0 Some Important Tips
12.0 Course Feedback
Estimated study time?
Individuals differ, learning styles differ, and the individual time factors and learning speeds differ so it would be hard to place a precise time so we suggest a range of between 19-25 hours of study. This includes reading through the material and completing the quizzes and the final examination. There is no time constraint nor limit, of utmost importance is you enjoy this journey of knowledge and you indulge your curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
How long do I have to complete the course?
Human beings never complete anything without a target. We may believe this to be untrue but if you were to silently contemplate yourself with unbridled honesty you would admit this is a truth, unpleasant it may be but still the truth. At APWASI we encourage you to complete this course within six months from registration. As the course recommendation is between 19-25 hours, a six-month period of completion is an exaggerated premium of time for you as we want you to do other more constructive things in life than procrastinate.
Who is it for?
Our courses are for the dedicated, determined, belief in themselves and wanting to succeed. If you have these qualities you will succeed at anything you want not only these courses.
These courses, by the nature of their content are aimed at wine professionals currently in the industry and those who are intending to join the industry, and enthusiasts. The kaleidoscope of career options is many. This would include retail, importing, exporting, distributing, and perhaps even producing. Additionally, if you are in the hospitality industry, hotel, airline, cruise ship, high-medium end restaurants, this course would give you a firm and unquestionable structure of wine and spirit knowledge to further your career. Following our 5 C’s philosophy we believe our courses are for those who treasure knowledge and have a thirst to make their mark in life.
Where can I do this?
Anywhere in the globe, on the sunny beaches of Hawaii or the secluded jungle of South America or even the salubrious atmosphere of a private club in London, literally it is anywhere you wish. Our courses are available world-wide, 365/ 24/7, in 23 different languages. All you need is an internet connection! These courses can be accessed on your mobile device, tablet or on your computer.
We are all accustomed to choices and with choices there are set parameters that we set before making a decision. Education is not an inanimate object it is not a pair of lifestyle shoes, shirt, blouse or meal. Education is the keystone of your life and we encourage you to choose as you see fit. Our criteria suits those that are openminded, cultural adept, eager to learn on a holistic basis and not just facts and figures- regurgitating them out like an antiquated calculator with a paper roll attached. We want, we demand, our graduates to be beacons of openness, approachable and wanting to share experiences and knowledge with all within the industry. We all begin our life with the currency of youth and this applies to not only APWASI but also other organizations like us across this globe. We bring fresh beginnings with new education methods to match the new trends, embrace the plethora of learning styles and together our courses are definitive in character that are matchless in the devotion given to their creation. If you value the future as we state, “learning for the future” then we are your future.
How can I learn this without tasting?
One cannot learn to swim without water and neither do we expect you to learn without tasting . We have at the end of each course a selection of wines we recommend you to try using the skills you have acquired on the wine essentials course we offer. Through this method you can increase your practical wine tasting skills. Our courses allow you to evaluate the wines by understanding the “why” and “the how”.
I don’t know how to taste.
The ability to taste wine is universal. The methodology to understanding wine and appreciating wine is not universal and that needs to be understood through concept, tasting and recording. This we achieve by having you take the wine essentials course we have as a prerequisite to any courses you select. Within this course lie the secrets to identifying, nosing and tasting wines and finally evaluate wines. It’s our pleasure to join you on this journey of adventure and bountiful knowledge. After taking this course you will learn and be able to taste wine with comfort.
Final Exam Information
For information on final exam procedures, please visit this link.
Dr. Clinton Lee has attained the highest qualification from the Wine Spirit and Education Trust based in London, the WSET Diploma and the Certified International Educator. He has over 80 million views globally on TikTok and Instagram about his wine and etiquette lessons.
He is an international wine lecturer, writer and critc. He has taught WSET programs and other wine courses both in Canada and internationally in China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan Argentina, France, Hungary and Italy.
Additional Benefits of being an APWASI Student with our Strategic Partners
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All Course Enrollments come with:
- FREE APWASI Tasting Mat
- FREE APWASI Virtual Wine Assistant for Wine/Food Pairing
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