Definitely for the more experienced Wine Geek. Our Advanced Learning course can be joined just to develop your wine knowledge or take the tasting exams and multiple choice questionnaire to gain our Advanced Learning Wine Certificate.

Our Advanced Learning courses develop your tasting skills to the R.A.T.E. Level 2 ©. Take a closer look at how wine production and viticulture work with the regions micro-climate, soils and culture to produce wines of distinction. Learn the vintage variations in the great wine regions and taste fine wines from some the more eclectic wine makers on the planet.


When it comes to tasting you will be able to fully evaluate the quality of a wine, identify key wine faults and flavour profiles of key grape varieties. You will also understand climatic influence and regional production standards to guide you to where the wine may be from.    

Due to the in-depth level of information and tasting, Advanced Learning courses are delivered over a number of 1 day modules. These can be studied separately at a time to suit you. 

Module 1, Wine Production

Module 2, Viticulture

Module 3, France and Germany

Module 4, Italy, Spain and Portugal

Module 5, Rest of Europe

Module 6, The Americas

Module 7, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand

Module 8, Rest of the World

To register interest for the Advanced Learning Wine Certificate click here>>

Price per candidate is 8000 ZAR or £500 GBP, a minimum of 4 candidates required per module.