Online Courses

Whether you are for them, or against them, online courses seem to be the hot topic right now amongst Stewardesses. I am all for continuing your education and making the most out of every situation. Being stuck in a pandemic can be daunting and being able to focus on learning new skills is not only great for your CV but also works wonders for Mental Health.

What courses to take?

There are hundreds, if not thousands of online courses out there! I have shared this before, that I often think to myself “What am I not 100% comfortable teaching the girls?” then I take it from there.
Today I am going to focus on wine courses that you can access from anywhere in the world!

Free Courses

World Of Wine – From Grape to Glass by The University of Adelaide
In this course, you will learn the following:
  • Evaluate and communicate the various sensory attributes of wine using formal descriptive language
  • Explain the structure, growth and development of grapevines and objectives of different vineyard management practices
  • Contrast the different winemaking techniques employed in the production of different styles of wine

*While the course is free, there is a $199 fee if you would like a certified certificate


Courses that have an enrollment fee

Wine 101, Wine 102 and Discovering Italian Wine – By Napa Valley wine academy
In Wine 101, you will learn the following:
  • Introduction to wine
  • The influence of site, grape varieties and winemaking
  • The principles of wine regions of the world
  • Wine tasting, storing, serving and pairing

*Cost is 125.00 however, it’s currently on sale for $99

WSET Level 1 – 4 at WSET School London
  • Level 1 – feel much more confident tasting wine, navigating a wine list, buying bottles and pairing wine with food
  • Level 2 – You’ll learn the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce
  • Level 3 – You’ll learn how to use your tasting notes to make objective conclusions on a wine’s style, quality and readiness for drinking
  • Level 4 (Diploma in wines) – Made up of six essential units of study, each designed to develop expertise in a specific area. These units are weighted differently and require different amounts of guided and private study time

*You will need to go into an authorized school to take your final exam for any of these courses and the cost is dependant on the course

Spanish Wine Experience Level 1
  • Both professionals and beginners receive clear information pertaining to the most important grape varieties, history, wine styles, climate, soils, wine tourism and gastronomy of the visited regions.

* Inquire further with the school to find out about pricing



Fun Wine Courses

Wine, Everything You Want To Know
A unique education about wine from a winemaker. How it’s made, and how to fully enjoy tasting and talking about it.

  • Define Wine
  • A short history of wine and where it came from
  • Visit a native grapevine in its natural habitat
  • A full year in a vineyard, exploring practises and tasks of vineyard workers
  • How the heck wine is made
  • How to taste it “properly” (spoiler alert: however you want)
  • Wine “lingo” and how to wade through the jargon

* This course costs $49.99

Mastering Wine

  • This course is aimed at beginners of all backgrounds, and no previous knowledge is required

** This course costs $109.99

I hope this post helps you on your journey to learning more about wine!

Big Hugs,

Gem xx

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