Wine: Everything You Want to Know, Taught by a Winemaker
What you'll learn
- Enjoy wine, carefree from judgement
- Gain a comprehensive and real understanding of all aspects of wine
- Have confidence in your knowledge of wine
- Use your comprehension to inform your decisions about how to better your wine drinking experience
- Students will need to enjoy wine!
Are you interested in wine, but you're not sure where to start? This course is for you.
"Thank you so much for all the work you have put into this course. Very informative."
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"Great intro to wines and the winemaking process."
"I very much enjoyed taking this course, and found it very informative."
"I found this course very informative and the instructor was disarmingly charming while still imparting significant knowledge in viticulture and winemaking. The course modules are succinct, allowing me to watch in bite-sized chunks. Terms were clearly defined, and the language was accurate but not filled with the normal pretentiousness one often finds associated with wine. A definite recommendation for wine newbies, but also for folks who know wine well and want to know more about the vineyard."
This course has 5,295 students in 120 countries (WOW, thank you, students!) and it's growing daily! (Updated 2/5/2024)
This is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand course on all aspects of wine. What will we cover?
A short history of wine and where it came from
Visit a native grapevine in its natural habitat
A full year in the vineyard, exploring practices and tasks of vineyard workers
How the heck wine is made
Building your confidence in buying the right wines
How the heck to taste it "properly" (spoiler alert: however you want)
Wine "lingo" and how to wade through the jargon
How and where to buy wine on a budget
Frequently asked questions about wine (and if your question isn't not on the list, I'll answer it within 1 day)
An interview with a wine retailer covering what to look for in wine stores
The difference between drinking wine and analyzing wine
Principles of pairing wine and food (coming soon!)
A list of recommended wine resources (books, apps, seasonal gift ideas, etc.)
How to tell what kind of wines you would or wouldn't like (coming soon!)
Find out what affects your sense of taste and smell
What are the features?
Lifetime access. No limits.
iPhone, iPad, and Android accessibility
Certificate of Completion
Slides from the course lectures in pdf format
Download the course to your mobile device: watch and interact while you're on the go
You'll get my personal email for any burning wine questions or recommendations you have for adding content to the course (within a day!)
Why take this course?
Enhance your enjoyment of wine, in your own unique way
Feel the hubris of wine confidence, and put that wine snob you know to shame =)
Just kidding, we're not about shaming here
But heck, you can become a wine snob yourself, if you'd like
I personally enjoy the term "wine geek" much more. In this course we'll teach you how to geek out on wine.
How is the course structured?
Informative video lectures in the form of talking head clips and some powerpoint slides
Take this course with a friend! Pop that bottle open and park yourself!
It's structured to be informative and fun. Even more so with wine. Cheers!
Make sure to check out the lectures marked as Free Previews!
Who this course is for:
- This wine course is for anyone interested in wine, but it is mostly geared for beginners
- If you are interested in a comprehensive perspective on wine from start to finish, this is the course for you
- Interested in becoming a sommelier? This course will provide a great foundation for building the skills you'll need!
Michael is a winemaker at an award-winning boutique winery in Central Virginia. He has lectured at Virginia Tech and contributed to programs at Piedmont Virginia Community College, and he also regularly conducts seminars and tours for local wine drinkers. In 2013, Michael and his brother, Luke, relaunched the a pre-Prohibition winery — an historic Virginia wine business founded in 1873. Their goals are to make great wine from the area's top growers, be ambassadors for Virginia wine, and focus on wine education. Michael lives in Charlottesville with his wife and four kiddos.