Module 4


Serving Wines
Lesson 8

This lesson will teach you what you need to know in order to serve wine properly and with confidence. In short, this lesson will take you to the next level - from tasting at home, to sharing your knowledge with others. It will teach you the techniques and skill sets of a sommelier including:


  • Proper tools to serve wine
  • Glassware differences
  • Correct methods of opening a bottle
  • Interacting with guests - conveying wine personality and characteristics
  • How to select and recommend wines for guests





    Hosting Wine Events
    Lesson 9

    One of the most exciting ways to apply your wine knowledge is to host wine events whether for friends or family in your home or as a professional event or career. This lesson will explain what you need to know in order to serve wine properly and with confidence. From providing basic wine service to hosting formal events, you will learn how to be a proper wine host. Building upon prior lessons in wine service, you will learn:


  • Sommelier practices at hosted wine events
  • How to host a wine tasting of your own
  • Differences between several wine-tasting themes
  • How best to feature wines with foods at casual or formal events




    Wine Career Opportunities
    Lesson 10

    This lesson is an exploration of potential career paths you can start once you have become a Certified Wine Expert! Whether you see yourself working as a winemaker, retailer, supplier, distributor, educator ... or if you create your own industry niche - this lesson will point you in the right direction and give you the tools you need to decide which path is best for you. Learn what you need to know before entering this exciting field including:


  • The different segments of the wine industry
  • Challenges and opportunities in each segment
  • What to consider for job openings and career opportunities
  • How to prepare for a job interview

    Additional Career Resources are provided to all students of the Certified Wine Expert Program including job notice announcements, résumé-builder kits and networking/interview tips.






    Cost: $295

    Includes full access to online course module.



    How to Launch Your Wine Career book by Brian D'Emilio and Liz Thach - required reading for lessons in this module.

    Students may purchase this book direct from Amazon through our online bookstore for under $20

    (Also available on kindle.)


    Lessons are based on the Certified Wine Expert Course Curriculum Textbook which is included in the purchase of Module 1.

    Students who did not purchase Module 1 may purchase the texbook direct from Amazon through our online bookstore.



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