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Whether it's for personal or professional purposes, we offer the best for both worlds.  North Carolina Wine Academy is proud to be a WSET Approved Programmed Provider and a Wine Scholar Guild Approved Provider. 

Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) is a company based out of the UK who has a fantastic reputation worldwide for their wine programs. Here at the Academy, we offer Levels 1 and 2  both in person and online. Level 3 will be launching in the upcoming months. 

If you want to take your education a bit further and specialize in a specific country, we are proud to offer the Wine Scholar Guild program for both France and Spain. These are more immersive and in-depth programs going into the specifics of each one of the regions while you taste and learn about each one of them. These programs are the perfect way to specialize in a particular country and the perfect way to enhance your wine education. 


The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) provides education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake, for professionals and enthusiasts.

The globally recognized certifications, WSET Level 1 and 2, develop “comprehensive product knowledge and tasting skills, covering the significant wines and wine-producing regions of the world.” We are proud to be an approved program provider for the Level 1 and 2 in Wines and Level 1 and 2 in Spirits. 

Level 1 in Wines is learning and understanding the very basics of the wine world, where we taste and explore 6 main grape varieties and taste up to 21 wines from all over the world. This course is perfect for the general enthusiast who wants to dip their toe into the world of wine and have a more broad understanding of wine from farm to table.

Level 2 in Wines expands on Level 1 and goes into much more depth and detail. We taste 40 wines from around the world and explore 20 different varietals. This course is typically held two nights a week for two weeks and is great for those who want to embrace the learning experience as they become more familiar with specific world regions and their most well-known grape varieties.

We are also currently offer this course online and in an hybrid form.  It’s perfect for those who may want to get involved in the industry, or for those who just want to know which wines would be the best to pick off of a wine list.

If you prefer to venture into the Spirits world or expand your catalog,  WSET Level 1 in Spirits offers an introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits. In the Level 2 in Spirits you’ll learn about the fundamental production methods and principal raw materials discovering how they are used to make the key spirit styles. You’ll also explore the key practices and principles of serving spirits and the use of spirits in cocktails.



Welcome to the Wine Academy, where passion meets expertise! Explore our exclusive range of proprietary courses meticulously crafted for both beginners and seasoned professionals. Whether you're taking your first sip or aiming to elevate your wine knowledge to new heights, our courses offer a unique blend of insights and practical skills. Embark on your wine journey with our specially designed courses for beginners or professionals alike. Unlock the secrets of wine appreciation, understand the basics of grape varieties and regions, and develop a palate that speaks volumes. Our interactive modules ensure an engaging learning experience for those taking their first steps into the world of wine.

For seasoned enthusiasts and professionals seeking to deepen their expertise, our advanced courses provide an in-depth exploration of the intricacies of the wine industry. From mastering the art of professional wine tasting to delving into the nuances of regional variations, our courses are curated to sharpen your skills and broaden your understanding.

Our proprietary courses boast a comprehensive curriculum developed by industry experts. Learn from the best as we cover everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, ensuring a well-rounded education in the world of wine. Each module or sessions are designed to build on your existing knowledge, creating a seamless learning experience.

Led by industry experts and renowned professionals, our courses are taught by individuals with a wealth of experience in the wine domain. Benefit from the insights, tips, and real-world knowledge shared by our expert instructors. Immerse yourself in the diverse world of wines with our courses that span across regions and grape varieties. Gain a global perspective on winemaking traditions, terroir, and the evolving trends shaping the industry.

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, the Wine Academy's proprietary courses pave the way for your journey into the captivating realm of wine. Elevate your passion, refine your skills, and join a community of like-minded individuals on a quest for wine mastery. Enroll now and uncork the extraordinary at the Wine Academy!


Wine Scholar Guild is the leading provider of specialized certification programs on the wines of France, Italy and Spain with a school network spanning 30 countries and 5 continents. The Wine Academy is proud to be an official Wine Scholar Guild Program Provider.The Wine Scholar™ Study and Certification programs offer students of wine the opportunity to specialize in the wine country of their choice. These advanced wine education program provide current, accurate and in-depth information on the wines of France, Italy and Spain.

They are designed for advanced students of wine whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. Individuals who follow these in-depth programs and pass the exam earn the French, Italian or Spanish Wine Scholar title and corresponding post-nominal, which may be incorporated into a professional signature.


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