THE BUSINESS OF WINE

Make a Profit from your Passion

There are dozens of different businesses and career opportunities within the wine trade. For those seeking employment, the course gives an overview of a large number of different jobs in the wine world. For each job type we provide helpful information on salary ranges, the typical role and responsibilities, how to become qualified, and how to find the opportunities you want.

For entrepreneurs, the course also gives an overview of three key business areas: starting a winery/brand, becoming an importer/agent and opening a retail store. Different business models in each sector are explained, and tips are given on how to get started.

There are no pre-requisites to take this course. Just come and listen and ask questions about your particular interest.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Over 20 jobs described in:

  • Viticulture
  • Winemaking
  • Winery Operations
  • Importing
  • Exporting
  • Retailing
  • Niche opportunities

3 Business areas are discussed:

  • Starting a winery/brand
  • Becoming an importer/agent
  • Opening a retail store

INSTRUCTION

We operate the world’s largest network of wine jobs websites, have started over a dozen wineries, opened retail stores, and worked in many sectors of the trade. This course provides an overview and gives you an opportunity to ask questions and explore your own area of interest. You will taste 6 wines, illustrating various points discussed in the course.

CERTIFICATION

There are no exams but you will receive a Fine Vintage certificate for attending.

PAYMENTS

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.

COURSE FORMAT

ONE AFTERNOON | from 1.00 pm until 5.30 pm


Give me Ideas and Pathways


Show me the Money


No examination

FOR DATES, PRICES AND TO REGISTER

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.

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WHO TAKES THIS COURSE?

Everyone! We welcome people seeking to get into the wine industry by learning more about what jobs exist and how they can pursue them. There are always some people already in the trade who are interested in how to progress their careers. And we welcome entrepreneurs who are researching different business ideas.

COURSE PREPARATION

STUDY GUIDE

You will receive a useful study guide at the course that elaborates on the information provided during the afternoon.

TASTING GLASSES

If you have taken a course with us before then please bring your Fine Vintage tasting glasses with you.

If you do not have our set of 6 tasting glasses you will need to purchase them at registration for $45. These are then yours to keep forever.

LOCATIONS, DATES & PRICES

Select a city to see upcoming dates, prices and register

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.

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ONLINE COURSES

Can’t make it to one of our courses?  Don’t let time or distance stand in your way.  Do it Online!

We have a variety of fantastic online wine certification courses that you can take from the comfort of your home or office.

Register today for a WSET wine course from the Fine Vintage wine school and get the best wine education available in North America.

FOR DATES, PRICES AND TO REGISTER

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.