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Wine 101

The Beginner's Guide to Wine

Unlock the secrets of the wine world with our beginner Wine 101 course. This course is packed with valuable resources that will elevate your wine knowledge to new heights.

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The Beginners Guide to Wine

Ready to take the next step in your wine learning journey, but feel intimidated by traditional wine courses?

Wine Folly - Wine 101 Introduction

Wine Folly will take you on a journey, from the basics of wine all the way to advanced topics.

I’m really enjoying this course. I have recommended it to friends that just want to have a better understanding of wine. Go at your own pace and review anytime. Very pleased.- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thomas R. from United States

How it works

What is Wine 101 all about?

Thirsty for knowledge

Who is it for?

Whether you’re someone who had a wine that changed their life and want to learn more, a passionate connoisseur or starting in the wine industry and looking to find your feet, this course is for you.

Knowledge for the real world

How it works

Unlimited access to videos with world-class instructors, paired with micro-learning chapters, and progress checks all taken at your own pace. Engaging visuals and mini-missions cement your knowledge.

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For those looking for professional development each course comes with a certification exam.

Wine purchases aren't necessary


This is an entry level course. Start here. You don’t need to purchase wines in order to maximize your learning and enjoyment.

I loved everything about this course! Gives a very good basic knowledge!- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Laila Z. from Canada

What you'll learn

Join us on a Journey

Experience eight modules, each with a different theme, to level up your wine knowledge.

  • What Really is Wine?

    Wine is an alcoholic beverage made with fermented grapes. Of course, you can ferment any fruit to make wine.

  • The 9 Styles of Wine

    With so many options out there, how do you hone in on your favorites? Well, as diverse as wine is, most wines can be categorized into 9 styles.

  • Top 10 Types of Wines

    The grapes included here are the most planted varieties. They represent a large portion of what’s available in the market.

  • How to Taste Wine

    The single most important step towards improving your palate. Active tasting is a learned skill.

  • Wine Serving & Storing Tips

    Different types of wines are served and stored differently. Sparkling, Rose, White, Fortified and more.

  • Food and Wine Pairing Basics

    The goal with a great pairing is to create harmony between food and wine. Start thinking of wine more like an ingredient.

  • Wine Regions of the World

    Wine is made in 90+ countries around the world. What Countries make what? Leverage Wine Folly Region Guides for long term learning.

  • Going Deeper: Soil Types & Wine

    Soil provides a clue towards the quality of a wine produced. Climate takes into account the weather patterns and atmospheric conditions that can help wine grapes.

Newly employed by a store that sells mostly wine, I appreciate the book as well as my course notes to better describe the wines that people ask about. I buy a bottle or two every week of wines I might not otherwise have tried; Wine Folly has enabled me to taste wines with more informed expectations, and to make recommendations for pairing. I have a lot to learn, but I appreciate the friendly and approachable good start, thank you!- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Maggie E. from United States

The Team

Your Wine Experts

  • Madeline Puckette

    Wine Folly Founder

    Madeline Puckette

    Madeline Puckette is the cofounder of Since its creation in 2011, Wine Folly has become one of the most popular wine education sites in the world due to its extensive use of insightful articles, detailed infographics, and entertaining videos.

    In recognition of these efforts, the International Wine & Spirits Competition awarded Puckette with Wine Blogger of the Year in 2013, and Wine Communicator of the Year in 2019.

  • Christine Marsiglio MW

    Master of Wine

    Christine Marsiglio MW

    Wine Folly's Director of Education, Christine Marsiglio, is one of only 32 Bollinger award-winning Masters of Wine. Before joining Wine Folly, she has worked at the WSET School London where she contributed to the development of materials for the WSET Diploma and taught all WSET levels.

    Before discovering her love of wine education, Christine was a Tastings Executive at Decanter where she ran panel tastings and helped organize the Decanter World Wine Awards.

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Wine 101

  • 8 Beginner Modules

  • 60 pages of content

  • 8 Videos

  • Wine 101 Certificate ($50 Value)

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* Wines are not included.

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