About Us


Certified Wine Expert is an online wine training and certification program offered exclusively by Bartenders Association Internationale.

Founded in 2001, Bartenders Association Internationale is a member-driven association established to provide benefits and cost-effective training to a largely underserved segment of the workforce in bartending, food service and hospitality. In 2004, Bartenders Association Internationale began offering online training and certification programs to make it easier for professionals to get certified and advance in their chosen careers.


Creation of the Certified Wine Expert program was forged by the vision of Bartenders Association International – to maintain a model of achievable educational excellence, recognized for its convenience, effectiveness and application in preparing for a job.


Bartenders Association International faculty has agreed that by using self-paced online and distance learning techniques adapted to this program, all motivated candidates can achieve the following:


  • Build knowledge through training
  • Gain confidence to grab competitive job opportunities
  • Reach career goals

    Available to anyone seeking fast, effective and affordable wine training, the Certified Wine Expert program provides students with the core knowledge required to work in the wine, hospitality and food service industries.



    Certified Wine Expert® Program Has Been Approved by the American Culinary Federation for 100 Continuing Education Hours.