Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 1 is an introductory course designed to help novice wine enthusiasts feel comfortable and confident in the sometimes confusing world of wine. The course focuses on major international grape varieties as well as on some of the primary themes related to wine in the context of the hospitality industry.
In this course students develop an understanding of the unique characteristics of the major grapes used for making wine. Students will also learn about how grapes are grown, how red, white, sparkling and fortified wines are made and how different approaches to growing grapes and making wine affect taste. In addition, students will be introduced to basic wine terminology, service and storage techniques, how to read labels, and the fundamentals of pairing food and wine. The class provides an essential foundation for hospitality professionals intent on pursuing Sommelier certification and offers non-professionals a fascinating and useful introduction to wine.
This online class provides an essential foundation for hospitality professionals intent on pursuing Sommelier certification and offers non-professionals a pleasurable, non-threatening introduction to wine.
The ISG’s WFCL1 online course provides the same information as the in-class versions, but allows students the flexibility to study whenever time permits and at their own pace. Online learning is supported by text, video, online lectures, a comprehensive list of suggested wines for tasting and much more.
Successful completion of Wine Fundamentals Level 1 is prerequisite to enrollment in Wine Fundamentals Level 2.