Advanced Course




The aim of this class training is to grow your wine knowledge and passion for wine. Over this course you will learn about factors in vineyard and winery that influence different styles of wine so that upon completion you can feel comfortable choosing among wines from around the world. The course is designed for those who have basic wine knowledge and want to expand their knowledge, as well as those who begin their adventure with wine. The course is a continuation of the Basic Wine Course but you are not required to participate in Basic course to attend.


Scheduled courses are in Polish. English courses are provided on special request.


  • duration: 8 hours
  • number of wines tasted: 12
  • price includes study materials, training, wines, culinary elements for food and wine pairing
  • each candidate will receive certificate upon completions of the course


Training schedule:


1. Wine production

  • Factors that affect taste, quality and price of wine
  • Climate and weather
  • Soil
  • Vineyard management and vinification

2. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

  • Grape variety characteristics
  • Places of vinification
  • Tasting

3. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc

  • Grape variety characteristics
  • Places of vinification
  • Tasting
  • 4. Syrah, Grenache, Riesling
  • Grape variety characteristics
  • Places of vinification
  • Tasting

5. Wine regions – rest of Europe

  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Hungary

6. Wine regions outside of Europe

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Chile
  • South Africa
  • Argentina

7. Sparkling wines

  • Champagne
  • Cava and Sekt
  • Other sparkling wines

8. Fortified wines

  • Porto
  • Sherry

Additional information

Course dates:

09.02.2019, 18.05.2019




Hotel Polski Pod Białym Orłem, ul. Pijarska 17, Cracow