Wine Essentials I


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.


Wine Essentials 1 is the perfect online wine course suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.

There are a total of 10 Online Wine Lessons that give practical skills for you to enter into the world of wine.

What You Will Learn in Wine Essentials 1

  • The different types and styles of wine.
  • The principles of wine and food pairing.
  • How to properly open and serve wine.
  • Common characteristics of grapes and how wine is made.
  • Understand wine aging and learn about vintages.
  • Know how to speak about wine confidently and accurately.

With each course there is a recommended wine list that is appropriate to the course. We strongly encourage you to try these wines during the course of your studies.

This is a self-paced course and should take approximately 19-25 hours including study time to complete.


There are quizzes at the end of every chapter and a timed, final closed book exam to complete the course.

Wine Essentials 1 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.

Be prepared to further your wine education with APWASI.

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Benefits as an APWASI Student

We know these are trying times with a lot of people isolated. We’re cutting all our prices to the bone to try and do our part. These prices and gifts are only available for a limited time.

All Course Enrollments come with:

  • FREE APWASI Tasting Mat
  • FREE APWASI Virtual Wine Assistant for Wine/Food Pairing
  • FREE Seven Noble Grapes E-Magazine

FREE 6-Month Access to Quini

FREE 1-Year Subscription to Wine Spectator Magazine!