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Educators & Courses

These links target paid-enrollment courses and seminars that are either Online, Occasional, or Informal (targeted to appeal to consumers). Please see also the Academia or Career, Employment & Training links for regular, ongoing, formal educational institutions offering wine curriculum, certificates or degrees, and research.

Affairs of the Vine (San Francisco)
American Society of Enology & Viticulture
American Wine Society (many regional chapters)
Aprender Espag˝ol...Aprendiendo sobre Vinos (learn the Spanish language while learning about Argentine wines in Buenos Aries)
Association of Wine Educators (UK-based, chapters worldwide)

Bruce Cass Winelab (San Francisco)

Chicago Wine School
Culinary Institute of America (St. Helena, CA)

DMJ Wineworks (Bordeaux)
Drink Great Wine (San Francisco)

Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center (Boston University)

Institute of Masters of Wine (professional / career course)
International Wine Guild (Denver, CO - variety of career & consumer courses)

Learn About Wine (Santa Monica)

Manhattan Wine Seminars (Southern California)

O-Chateau (wine tasting in Paris, tours)

"new". San Francisco Wine School credentialed courses and online courses for the trade and the public
Spanish Wine Education - Spain's 1st Master of Wine Pancho Campo travels the world offering seminars

The Wine Coach (Laurie Forster, Maryland)

Wine Education Service (UK)
Wine School of Philadelphia
Wine Spectator School
Wine Tasting Association (Mark Phillips, Wash. D.C.)

"new". indicates a "new" listing; last update September 6, 2014 (all links checked, corrected, removed if not working or hijacked).

Aural Media

Listen and learn ...

Grape Radio

Whitley on Wine Radio

Wine Fairy / Wine & Dine Radio

Wine Radio Network (weekly show with Spencer Christian)

Self Help

These links are for those who would prefer to set their own pace and march to their own drummer ...

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Aroma Dictionary, a product of Recognose, consists of a three-tier laminated aroma wheel; they also offer some free downloadable resources for wine tastings.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Le Nez du Vin offers 5 separate kits to help train your sense of smell. Each kit includes vials of aromas commonly found in wine (including one of common defects), along with extensive information in the companion literature.

Wine Campus offers courses and classes in different media for both consumers and professionals

Wine Fundamentals is an interactive DVD

Wine Tasting Association (click on "Products")

Yum Yuk (take the flavor profile test)


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