Wine Tasting Room Training

Certificate Program

Wine Tasting Room Training Certificate

Course information

8 hours

Online and on-demand


This series of modules is designed to take tasting room servers/bartenders on a journey through the world of wine, so they are more confident selling wine as well as making suggestions to guests. The program includes proper serving techniques and guest service skills.

Module 1 | Exploring wine

This module will serve as a general overview of wine and how it is made and categorized, including what is important for servers to know to perform their job better. The module will examine the top wine grapes of the world and the state of Washington.

Module 2 | Wines of Washington State

Washington State is a premium wine-producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. This module will prepare servers to share with guests the background and unique aspects of the wines and grape growing regions specific to the state of Washington.

Module 3 | Keys to proper wine service & sales

Delivering great wine service for guests is crucial to the success of any tasting room. This module will provide guidelines on how to suggest, present, and serve wine, including techniques for suggestive selling of wines. Servers will learn skills that will help them better serve guests, but will also benefit the winery and improve revenue.

Module 4 | Wine tasting, evaluation and food pairing

Knowing how to taste and describe wine, as well as understanding wine and food pairings enhances the guest’s enjoyment and overall tasting room experience. This module will discuss how to taste wine, serve wine flights, determine wine faults, as well as suggest great wine and food pairings to their guests.

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