Introduction to Wine
To serve wine properly, you need to understand the different types of wine, how they’re made, and which foods they compliment. You’ll learn all this and more.
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1 - 2 hour

About the Course

As wine is now one of the most popular alcoholic drinks, demand has risen for professionals who serve it properly. Understanding correct serving practices and demonstrating detailed knowledge of the different types of wine is important if you want to deliver a high standard of service to your customers. This course will provide you with the skills to serve wine properly, show you how to taste and teach you what wines compliment specific foods.

Who is course suitable for?

Our course is suitable for anyone who is has an interest in this wonderful drink. Additionally, it is also perfect for hospitality professionals with no wine experience and who are keen to gain a thorough understanding of various types and how to serve it correctly. You also may be an experienced professional such as a waiter or waitress who would like to enhance your knowledge.

Course Content

Our course is broken down into 3 easy to follow modules: –

The Wine Production Process – In this section of the course you will learn about the entire wine-making process – from planting the grape vines all the way through to bottling the wine.

Grape Varietals – The type of grapes that are used to produce the drink will have a significant impact on how it tastes and looks. Here you will learn about the most common grape varietals, and the wines that they produce.

Serving Wine – Now that you have a background understanding of wine and how it is made, we will show you what to look for in a wine tasting, how to serve wine correctly and which wines to pair with various menu items.


This course is presented in easy to follow units, with Test Your Knowledge sections that allow you to check your understanding.  At the end of the course you will need to complete and pass a multiple-choice assessment to obtain your certificate.

Duration and Time Limit

The course can be completed in approximately 1 – 2 hours, although there is no time limit and you can do the course at your own pace.


After finishing the course and successful completion of the final assessment you can download a PDF certificate, which is fully endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality.

We only work with the very best

Our training courses, including this Introduction to Wine, are written and managed by hospitality professionals with many years’ experience in their field. You will be learning from the best and you will come away from your training inspired by mentors who understand your aspirations and requirements.

Group Training

If you are responsible for training a large number of staff, you may also be interested in our group training portal Our well established system allows you to easily track and record who has received and completed the training, while reducing the need for administration and paperwork.

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Course Modules

  • The Wine Production Process
  • Grape Varietals
  • Serving Wine

Recent Reviews

"very clear introduction chapter and test your knowladge questions"
"good informetion"
"good information"
"A very easy to read, information course."
"Thank you"
"As an introduction it is very good, very thorough. And the material is very well written and narrated. I felt that I learned a lot in a relatively short amount of time. The course doesn't cover champagne and other sparkling wines in much detail, the great wine regions are not covered in any detail and the wines that individual countries are famous for producing are not covered, so that's why I haven't given the course a full five stars. But, again, this course is just an introduction to wine. No doubt there are far more comprehensive courses out there but if you know almost nothing about wine, this is a good place to start - you'll learn some very useful terminology, plus the names of the major grape varieties and the wines that they produce. All in all, a very good course."