European Wine Academy

In that discovery voyage you are going to learn how the wine in your glass started life as a tiny grape flower in some sunny vineyard, was picked at the right time and, in the wine cellar, after months of care and attention by a wine maker, came alive with subtle aromas and many tastes. How everything jus came together to create it: the terroir, the vineyard and its soils, the work of the viticulturist and the magic happening in the cellar, all working together to make it a thing of joy and, often, wonder. 

This is what we want you learn. And we have been doing just that for 22 years. Now we are broadening our range of wine courses by also using webinars and classroom (f2f) courses to take you on that trip of discovery. 

The European Wine Academy has been an international wine education institution for more than 22 years, its name a reference to its European wine cultural roots. We attract students from around the world by offering an array of courses in English, accessible through three learning formats: f2f courses, webinars, and e-learning which, until now, had been our main teaching method. We will also start arranging Wine Tours again (we have organized some that were very successful) to Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Portugal, Rioja and the other northerly wine regions of Spain, as well as some German wine regions. These are a lot of fun but the aim is to learn about viticulture and wine production, the local wine culture and regional wines and dishes too of course. We cater to both novices and would-be wine experts.

So, no matter which course you are interested in we can deliver it at various academic levels (even if you have no knowledge of wine whatsoever- most of our courses start off with a twenty-lecture module covering all the essentials of wine) to suit your learning goals to learn about topics such as:

  • Essentials of Wine
  • Wine Tasting and Evaluation
  • The Major Wine Regions
  • Sommeliership & Restaurant Management
  • Wine Tourism
  • Wine Marketing & Business Management
  • Viticulture
  • Wine Making (Oenology)
  • Wine Making and Business & Marketing


Why Choose EWA?

In wine education the expression ‘horses for courses’ is important. Choose the course provider that will best fulfil your specific needs. Here is what sets EWA apart from the others:

  • Academic Rigour:
    With our courses you get to actually learn something about wine! Our courses are not so much for pure entertainment, but to provide in-depth, academically sound content, arming you with the knowledge and skills required for thriving careers in the wine industry, or to improve your wine knowledge and expertise. We decided 21 years ago that our courses should be of a higher academic standard than most of the others and this makes you more knowledgeable for yourself or more employable in the wine industry.


  • Wine Tasting Training:
    It is impossible to become any type of wine professional if you do not know how to taste and evaluate wine properly! This is why our courses all include a 6 lecture Wine Tasting module if students do not yet have that knowledge and experience. Plus, all our courses always require students to do, at their own pace, a series of wine tasting exercises using our comprehensive Tasting Guides, (also for Sparkling wines and Spirits) enabling you to master the art of wine evaluation and appreciation.


  • Flexibility:
    Our e-learning platform ensures you can access course materials and assignments 24/7, allowing you to tailor your learning to your schedule.


  • EWA is a small school:
    The fact that we normally have less than 80 students at one time means there is more time for research, for updating courses, and for you.


  • Career-Driven Courses:
    Prepare for exciting opportunities in the wine industry.


  • Objective Education:
    At EWA, we remain independent and free from corporate affiliations. We do not sell wine. For more than twenty one years we have focused solely on wine education and training, and never with any sponsorship or advertising. This independence allows us to provide unbiased, high-quality wine education that serves your best interests.


  • Assessment Methods
    Our commitment to a proper academic standard includes requiring students to complete assignments and do final tests, ensuring a thorough understanding of the course material, and demonstrating the value of our courses to students and employers alike.