Pass our BAR EXAM (Beverage Aptitude Review) and you join the ranks of the Certified Junior Wine Executives - a large and growing force in the wine world - building the foundation of wine with WORLD WINE COMPETENCY.
No wine knowledge required - we accept all applicants - we are improving the wine world "one student and one class at a time."
Culinary Institute of America's "Exploring Wine"
($60 includes tax and shipping)
- Please See Book Purchase Option Above
"I thoroughly enjoyed LAW school & feel that I've gained a better appreciation for wine."
"It was challenging but I liked the explanation of every wine, from smell, taste, look. Very thorough."
"Opened the door into an undstanding of wine & built my confidence to develop my palate & taste preference. Gave me the push I needed to persue a career I've always wanted in the wine industry."
"Ian and his crew are very knowledgeable & make the process/class very enjoyable."
"Absolutely adore the class, beyond my expectations."
Think of LAW SCHOOL as a personal wine trainer - pushing you to do more than you would on your own! Develop "wine muscles" "world wine competency" and walk proudly as a credentialed member of the wine society. Highly recommended as a course of student for anyone in or getting into the wine industry. No prior knowledge needed, many entry level Sommeliers have successfully completed this program and been very thankful for comprehensive approach that provides a strong foundation for all future educational endeavors.
Typically offered 4x's a year in January, March, July and October - if offered with consecutive dates, it is possible to accommodate your schedule by attending the alternative date with prior notice (no cost).
About Ian Blackburn - JWE, CSW
Host of LAW SCHOOL, Founder and Educator of LearnAboutWine.com
Professional Sommelier, 2nd Year Student - Masters of Wine Institute
Ian drinks wine for a living and plans over 100 public and private events a year. Ian stays busy designing tasting and events for both LearnAboutWine and private clients large and small; Fortune 500 company's, Law firms (Summer Associates), and private birthday celebrations all benefit from Ian's well informed and industry leading personality. When Ian is not busy teaching, he is making appearances on radio, television and social media outlets and studying for his Master of Wine.
Since 1995, LearnAboutWine has done the hard work of building a better culture for fine wine, opening the doors for more quality products to enter the marketplace and has taught over 500,000 students. With over 50,000 current subscribers and followers, LearnAboutWine now focuses on the best quality events and classes, and wine credential programs which have graduated over 500 wine students in the last 5 years with a Junior Wine Executive credential (JWE).
Is this every day?
No, this class is hosted one day a week for four weeks. Homework is assigned each week, mostly reading in the comprehensive text book.
What if I need to skip a week?
You can do that, or if we have two classes that week, you can opt to attend the other session. Skipping a week, we will provide you with a list of wines we taste in class and you can research them to catch up and work with the current students to provide you important notes and information.
Who endorses this credential?
LearnAboutWine was established in 1995 and continues to maintain one of the most active calendars of wine education and events in the United States. With over 1/2 a million students, LearnAboutWine is a great place to get your start in wine education and maintains a very high approval rating. Most competing schools of wine are based out of London, and depend on their history and reputation as well. We intend to infuse modern ideas; appreciate the classics and also include more context and texture to the conversation about the new world. Based in California, that means we do taste a larger percentage of California wines than other programs, but we also taste more European wines, and more wines of the world too.
Why sign up now?
- getting your text book and securing a space - you can get ahead on the reading. Plus as the class gets closer and space fills up - we do increase the price of the program.
How big are the classes?
Each session tends to sell out at 24 students.
Can I bring food to the class?
Yes - no food is provided, your welcome to bring snacks to enjoy in the break. We limit the aromas in the room and do ask that you consider this before eating in the classroom and also watch the amount of fragrance that you use - please keep it to a minimum.
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