Wine Sommelier 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 Sommelier Course is dedicated to provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge either to re-fresh your knowledge or to give you the skills you need to join the industry!

What You Will Learn in the Wine Sommelier Course

This is a very exciting program that opens up new areas of knowledge for you. Not only will you gain practical wine knowledge and skills, we also have a practical component that you will need to pass in order to receive your certificate.

Wine Course Structure

This is an online, self-paced course and should take approximately 25-30 hours including study time to complete. There will be videos and study material to supplement all the courses.


There are two components:

  1. Theory – which you cover with the materials in the course for Wine Essentials I and Wine Essentials II and the passing of quizzes and final examination are a partial requirement.
  2. Practical – You will be required to submit a series of short videos where you will demonstrate your practical skills and your video content will be marked and a pass or fail mark awarded.

Online Wine Sommelier 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.

Additional Benefits of being an APWASI Student with our Strategic Partners

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!