Interested in expanding your knowledge of wines? Whether you're an industry professional or simply a wine enthusiast, these hands-on certificates take you on a journey through the winemaking process, from grape to glass.

ONLINE CERTIFICATES

KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS

- Describe the process of making wine and its components

- Evaluate wine using sight, smell, and taste in order to make informed decisions and recommendations

- Select wines from California, Washington, Oregon, and New York with confidence

- Identify grape varietals used to make wine by sight, flavor, and aroma

- Pair wine with food appropriately

- Store and serve wine appropriately based on the type and style of wine


Are you interested in developing a more nuanced appreciation of wine?

In this certificate program, guided by renowned wine expert Cheryl Stanley, you will expand your knowledge of wines from the four major wine-producing regions of the United States: California, Washington, Oregon, and New York.

You’ll begin your journey by exploring wine tasting and evaluation techniques to identify distinct aromas and flavors in wine. With this foundation, you’ll have the opportunity to discover each region’s own unique history and landscape, connecting flavor profiles to the geographic features and production factors that influence them. You’ll also learn to interpret wine labels in order to confidently navigate a wine list, select better wines from each region, and pair food with wine successfully.

Your experience will culminate with an at-home wine-tasting experience. During this event, you’ll be able to observe how people interpret different wines, and compare your expectations and perceptions of wine, from grape to glass.
 

DESIGNED FOR:
  • Any marketing manager, product manager or entrepreneur looking to gain a basic understanding of digital marketing.  Anyone who is looking to move into digital marketing or wants to have general knowledge of the role digital marketing plays in an organization.  This program is also suited for individuals who are looking to improve their ability to converse with marketing team members.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led

KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS

- Describe the process of making wine and its components

- Evaluate wine using sight, smell, and taste in order to make informed decisions and recommendations

- Interpret French wine labels and select wines from France with confidence

- Pair wine with food appropriately

- Store and serve wine properly based on the type and style of wine


France produces many of the planet’s best old-world wines.

The Wines of France certificate leads you on a virtual tour, from grape to glass, of eight important French wine regions. To prepare for this journey, you will first complete the “Wine Essentials” course to build a foundational understanding of viticulture, winemaking, and wine evaluation. You’ll then have the opportunity to explore the French wine classification systems, the varietals grown in different regions of France, and how the climate affects the grape and wine outcomes in the next course, “Grape Varietals of France.” You’ll also examine terms you will encounter on French wine labels so you are prepared to anticipate the characteristics of a given wine. During the third course, “Experience Wines of France,” you’ll select French wines to taste, share, and compare.

Whether you’re working in a professional hospitality setting, entertaining, or simply enjoying, after completing the program, you’ll be able to select, experience, and recommend French wines with greater confidence — not to mention impress your guests!

DESIGNED FOR:
  • Any marketing manager, product manager or entrepreneur looking to gain a basic understanding of digital marketing.  Anyone who is looking to move into digital marketing or wants to have general knowledge of the role digital marketing plays in an organization.  This program is also suited for individuals who are looking to improve their ability to converse with marketing team members.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Class Size: Under 35 students
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led

KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS 

- Describe the process of making wine and its components 

- Evaluate wine using sight, smell, and taste in order to make informed decisions and recommendations

- Interpret Italian wine labels and select wines from Italy with confidence

- Pair wine with food appropriately

- Store and serve wine properly based on the type and style of wine


Italian wines come in many different styles and are constantly evolving, making them an exciting combination of old-world tradition and modern innovations in grape growing and winemaking. From traditional nebbiolo, to the world-renowned sangiovese, to lesser-known grape varieties like trebbiano and brachetto, the Wines of Italy certificate program will take you through four major geographical zones within the country to not only explore the history of viticulture and winemaking in each of Italy’s major areas, but also to analyze the unique regional geographic features that impact the wine. 

To prepare for this journey, you will first complete the “Wine Essentials'' course to build a foundational understanding of viticulture, winemaking, and wine evaluation. In the next course, “Foundations of Italian WInes,” you’ll dive into the Italian wine classification systems and take a closer look at the varietals grown in each zone of Italy, including how the climate affects the grape and wine outcomes. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to examine Italian wine labels to better understand and anticipate the characteristics of a given wine. In the third and final course, “Experiencing Wines of Italy,” you’ll put what you’ve learned into practice by selecting Italian wines to taste, share, and compare. 

Whether you’re working in a professional hospitality setting, entertaining, or simply enjoying, after completing the program, you’ll be able to select, experience, and recommend Italian wines with greater confidence — not to mention impress your guests!

    DESIGNED FOR:

    Any marketing manager, product manager or entrepreneur looking to gain a basic understanding of digital marketing.  Anyone who is looking to move into digital marketing or wants to have general knowledge of the role digital marketing plays in an organization.  This program is also suited for individuals who are looking to improve their ability to converse with marketing team members.  


    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
    • Duration: 2 weeks
    • Class Size: Under 35 students
    • Format: Online, Instructor-Led

    KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS 

    - Describe the process of making wine and its components

    - Evaluate wine using sight, smell, and taste in order to make informed decisions and recommendations

    - Interpret wine labels and select wines from the Southern Hemisphere with confidence

    - Pair wine with food appropriately

    - Store and serve wine properly based on the type and style of wine


    The Southern Hemisphere wine industry is among today’s most compelling and innovative. With foundations firmly rooted in “old world” viticulture and winemaking traditions, those leading the “new world” wine industry in the Southern Hemisphere are not afraid to experiment with grape-growing and winemaking practices and technologies. Their creative and fearless approach to wines, plus a healthy respect for tradition, make a journey into the wines of the Southern Hemisphere interesting — and often eye-opening. From exploring traditional international varieties, such as chenin blanc and merlot, to signature varieties like pinotage from South Africa and malbec from Argentina, this program will guide you through five of the highest wine-producing (by volume) countries in the Southern Hemisphere: Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and South Africa.

    To prepare for this journey, you will first complete the “Wine Essentials'' course to establish a foundational understanding of viticulture, winemaking, and wine evaluation. In the next course, “Foundations of Southern Hemisphere Wines,” you will take a close look at the varietals grown in each country and consider how the general climate of the countries, along with the microclimates created by mountains, valleys, elevation, and proximity to coasts and waterways, affect the grapes grown and wine outcomes. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to examine Southern Hemisphere wine labels to better understand and anticipate the characteristics of a given wine. In the third and final course, “Experiencing Wines of the Southern Hemisphere,” you will put what you’ve learned into practice by selecting Southern Hemisphere wines to taste, share, and compare.

    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Any marketing manager, product manager or entrepreneur looking to gain a basic understanding of digital marketing.  Anyone who is looking to move into digital marketing or wants to have general knowledge of the role digital marketing plays in an organization.  This program is also suited for individuals who are looking to improve their ability to converse with marketing team members.  

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
    • Duration: 2 weeks
    • Class Size: Under 35 students
    • Format: Online, Instructor-Led

    KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS 

    - Describe the process of making wine and its components

    - Evaluate wine using sight, smell, and taste in order to make informed decisions and recommendations

    - Interpret Spanish and Portuguese wine labels and select wines with confidence

    - Pair wine with food appropriately

    - Store and serve wine properly based on the type and style of wine

     

    In this program, you will begin your journey by completing the “Wine Essentials” course to establish a strong understanding of viticulture, winemaking, and wine evaluation. You’ll then have the opportunity to explore the climates and geographic regions of Spain and Portugal and consider how they influence the varieties of grapes grown along with the grape and wine outcomes. You will also examine the wine classification systems of both countries and the content of their wine labels. Finally, in the last course, “Experiencing Wines of Spain and Portugal,” you will taste, share, and compare wines from these countries.

    Whether you’re working in a professional hospitality setting, entertaining, or simply enjoying, after completing the program, you’ll be able to select, experience, and recommend Spanish and Portuguese wines with greater confidence — not to mention impress your guests!

    DESIGNED FOR:
    • HR Managers
    • HR Directors / Supervisors

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 5-7 hours per week
    • Duration: 3 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive

    You will begin by examining several types of files and objects. You will then apply the concepts you have learned in the previous courses to solve a real-world business problem: auditing an organization’s regulatory compliance. Working with heterogeneous data, you will first read a series of disparate data files and determine how to integrate the data. You will then write a sequence of scripts that pull information from these files and inform the user on whether the organization has fully complied with regulations.

    This course serves as a capstone experience to five courses:

    - Python Fundamentals

    - User-Defined Functions in Python

    - Developing a Currency Converter

    - Establishing the Control Flow

    - Mastering Data Structures

    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive

    In this course, you will investigate different strategies to reduce the impact of unknowns and other risk factors on the successful deployment of your product or service idea. You will identify and evaluate a sequence of operational tasks to develop your product or service. Your task sequence will then undergo a peer review to inform the necessary changes to reduce risk and make your plan more viable. You will leave this course with a validated strategy for the development of your new product or service where risk has been reduced.

    To be successful in this course you will need to come prepared with a loose plan for a new product or service.

    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive
    9 COURSES
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee with Organizational Goals
    • Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational
    • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
    • Aligning Employee Performance
    DESIGNED FOR:
    • Line-level HR professionals
    • People seeking to enter the HR field
    • Global professionals from for-profits, NGOs, and government organizations

    HOW IT WORKS:
    • Course Length: 2 weeks
    • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
    • Duration: 4-5 months
    • Class Size: Under 35 Students
    • Format: Highly interactive

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