As I tell my students on their first day of class, “this class will change your life.” While this may seem like an arrogant statement, the truth is that wine classes do change lives. Consumers become more savvy, servers become more knowledgeable — resulting in better tips, people change career paths, and educators and sommeliers keep their information current.
We welcome you to Wine Ed! The educators were inspired to create Wine Ed when facing their own challenges of easily finding textbooks with information that was current and accurate. Wine Ed’s purpose is to provide high quality, up-to-date information necessary for wine students, wine professionals, hospitality professionals, and wine aficionados. The information provided on Wine Ed will always be the most current in the business. Join us on this educational path!
Wine Ed’s training courses are perfect for those wanting to get thorough background about specific wine regions and styles from respected – and passionate – wine professionals with years of leading successful wine programs. Work at your pace and by the end of the course, you will have more confidence in serving, recommending, and purchasing wine.
Wine Ed is perfect for professionals in restaurants, catering, wine bars, retail, and the wine industry who desire more skills and confidence in describing, serving, and selling wine. The courses are ideal for wine enthusiasts who also want to learn more about the wines that they are enjoying and serving to friends and family.
Each course will go in-depth into the history, regions, grapes, location, climate, soils, and laws of each wine region. An extensive vocabulary list is included. Detailed descriptions of how the wine is produced will expand your expertise in the specific style of wine of the course.
"The first thing thing Sue Slater told us in my first class, “This class will change your life.” Two and a half years later, I sold my coffee shop of seven years and jumped head first into the wine industry. In 2016, I purchased the wine bar I worked and have owned it for two years now."
"I wanted to keep going to class, so I just kept doing it for fun not really thinking I would work in the industry. But after a few classes, I was learning quite a lot and decided to pursue a WSET certification. I got a part time job and worked a couple weekends a month, which led to a variety of other jobs."