Introduction to Wine

Introduction to Wine

Introduction to Wine
An 8 week educational wine & food tasting series

The next course dates will be:

Monday Evenings: January 22, 29, February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, March 5th, 12th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Learn HOW to taste wine, and HOW to describe what you like. Add an extra dimension to your meals, and improve your confidence in business and social situations with wine. Introduction to Wine is the flagship class of The Atlanta Wine School. This eight-week diploma course will provide a firm foundation for the wine curious, the wine lover or the wine enthusiast. It is also a good refresher for those that have had a basic introduction in the past. 

Course Outline:

Class One: Introduction to Wine

  • Grape Varietals
  • Tasting Wine
  • Styles of Wine

Class Two: White Wines of France

Class Three: American White Wine & the Wines of Germany

Class Four: The Red Wines of France

Class Five: The Wines of Italy

Class Six: The Red Wines of California

Class Seven: The Red Wines of the Southern Hemisphere

Class Eight: Spain and Fortified Wines

  • Final examination
  • A fun, social occasion that shows surprising food & wine relationships through a wine dinner.



I really enjoyed taking the introduction to wine class with you over the last two months. I learned more from your pictures and stories than I have learned from any book or article. People enjoy it when I re-tell the stories and anecdotes, and more importantly the human-ness that it injects into the enigma of wine.
~ S.S. (June 1st, 2009 Course) 


*This is an 8-Session Course.


Trying to decide if this course is right for you?  Consult our Learning Objectives Matrix.


Class will include:

  • PDF of all course slides 
  • Introduction of the Systematic Tasting Method for detecting and describing wine's aromas and flavors
  • History of wine
  • Grape types
  • Wine making
  • Regional immersion on:
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • California, Oregon, Washington, New York
    • Germany
    • Austria
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Argentina
    • Chile
    • South Africa
  • 6-12 wines per class for tasting...approximately $1200 worth of wine alone in eight weeks!
  • Diploma for passing (optional) final exam
  • Professional environment
  • Ability to make up ANY missed classes
  • All AWS courses include Chef's choice of appetizers

This class will be held at Vino Venue, home of Atlanta Wine School, located at:

4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

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