Spanish Wine Essentials

Your gateway to the captivating world of Spanish wines.


Available starting March 15, 2024

25 hours of study

Online or classroom study


Program Overview

Uncover the secrets of Spanish winemaking and culture with Spanish Wine Essentials course. This intermediate-level certification introduces you to the key wine regions of Spain, allowing you to understand the culture, history and winemaking fundamentals behind 23 of the most influential Spanish DOs and DOCas.

Learn what makes Spanish wines so unique by diving into the viticultural and vinification techniques and grape varieties behind the most important Spanish wine styles. You will see Spanish wine through a cultural lens, being able to put it into context within history, culture, geography, geology and key grape varieties. 

The comprehensive course structure includes a 90-page study manual, interactive learning resources and expert instructors to guide you through a sensory adventure across Spain. The program is available in a flexible online format or via in-person classes through one of our global Approved Program Providers near you.  

Spanish Wine Essentials is more than a course; it's a prelude to a lifelong romance with Spanish wines and a stepping-stone to the internationally revered Spanish Wine Scholar® Certification Program.

Start your Spanish wine journey today. 

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What's Included

From a comprehensive study manual to interactive online learning resources, expert instruction and an engaging student community, every element is meticulously curated to foster a profound understanding and appreciation of Spanish wine culture.


Study Manual

Shipped to your address, the beautifully designed 125-page coursebook, rich with photographs & maps, contains all the information you need to know. Immediate access to the digital e-book is also provided upon registration.


Online Study Modules

Access high-quality interactive e-learning activities designed to enrich the study manual and support different learning styles.


Expert Instructors

Learn from the most notable names in the industry—seasoned wine professionals and educators accredited by the Wine Scholar Guild.


Student Community

NNetwork with the other students taking the Spanish Wine Essentials, form a tasting group, and build your wine network.


Final Exams

The course includes a 50-question multiple-choice exam covering all of the essential topics of the the course.



Upon passing, receive your coveted Spanish Wine Essentials certificate. Add this reputed credential to your LinkedIn profile and résumé or CV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Spanish Wine Essentials course for?

• Inquisitive wine enthusiasts wanting to become more familiar with the intricacies of Spanish wine
• Aspiring wine professionals
• Hospitality professionals new to the world of Spanish wine
• Anyone wishing to become more knowledgeable about Spain and its wine and food culture

Have a different question? Feel free to contact us.


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Available starting March 15, 2024