Become a Sommelier

The National Wine School offers a selection of its sommelier programs as online wine courses. These programs are available to individuals, restaurants, and the wine trade.

There are three sommelier certification levels. The Level One Wine Course covers the essentials all wine lovers and professionals must know. Level Two develops your professional wine-tasting skills, and Level Three builds your knowledge of the world’s major wine regions and varietals. Earn your sommelier pin by passing all three levels!

The National WIne School is fastest growing sommelier accreditation body in the United States.


About the National Wine School

Founded in California, the school’s mission is to elevate wine education from the restaurant floor to the university classroom. NWS is the only state-recognized sommelier school in the United States. The school offers online wine classes for sommeliers and wine lovers and wine programming for colleges and universities.

sommelier certification levels

Our online wine courses were developed to fill a need in sommelier education. The best wine education is state-recognized or regionally accredited, exclusively offered at colleges and accredited wine schools. These types of wine programs are not available to most people in the wine trade. By offering our state-recognized programs online, we can provide wine professionals and enthusiasts with a much-needed service.

State-of-the-art AI systems back our online programs to adapt our programming to the needs of the students. Each program consists of professionally developed videos and features the very best wine instructors working today. The programs are compelling and offer deep insights into the world of wine. Our exams use a patent-pending system to test core competencies beyond the screen. No other online wine course comes close to what we can offer our students.

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