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Merchant of Wine is an online wine retailer. By clicking enter, you are verifying that you are 21+ years old and old enough to consume alcohol. | The Launch of Our Partner Site | The Launch of Our Partner Site

We're excited to announce the launch of our partner site,! is a wine education site where you can take online wine classes to further your wine knowledge.  Classes are taught by leading experts in the wine industry, and are interactive and fun.  There are classes for beginners and classes for people with wine experience.  There's even a class for people who want to work in the wine industry! 

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Some of the classes you can take at are listed below.  New dates are always being added so you can find the class that fits your schedule best!

Wine Camp

For thousands of years, people have made and enjoyed wine. If it's been around so long, why is it so difficult to learn about wine? Why is it so intimidating?

We know how to demystify this ancient beverage. Whether you’re new to wine or would like to take your wine knowledge to the next level, Wine Camp is the perfect class. We’ll give you the confidence and foundation you need to explore the world of wine.

This two-hour wine class is a tasting and exploration of SEVEN wines with expert instruction and guidance by Ian Blackburn.

You’ll learn how wine is made, improve your ability to describe wine, learn the best way to serve wine, how to pair food and wine, and so much more.

Increase your level of appreciation for wine, gain a depth of enjoyment for wine, and be able to make confident purchases!

Advanced Wine

A class that dives deep into the classic categories of the wine drinking world and provides you with deeper perspectives and talking points to build your knowledge and navigate the world of wine. Establish a full-suite of talking points about the greatest wine regions in the world.

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A great wine education is a strong foundation for any wine career or wine-savvy consumer. Each week we build a foundational bedrock of understanding and build towards world wine competency, achieved by passing this multi-week program and credential exam.
Students who have completed the structure outlined on the curriculum have achieved a better than 90% success rate and passed the challenging EXAM.

Palate Builder

In this class we taste three wines at-a-time, blind! We tell you what each of the wines are and what they smell/taste like, but we don’t tell you which one is which! Deductive tasting is a fantastic way to learn about wine--you'll have a blast guessing the right answers! Trivia questions and other interactive elements keep the good times rolling while you develop tasting skills and learn wine terminology. You'll leave this class with the confidence to identify wines out there in the wild! Action-packed and delicious, this class is fun for everyone!

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate (always popular!)

A special class bringing together three divine creations: wine, cheese and chocolate! Explore the sensual contrasts and delights that each element brings to the experience: the crisp acidity, mouth-filling robustness, or smooth viscosity of great wine; the sharp, subtly sweet, or complexity of fine cheese, and the rich luxuriousness of superior chocolate ranging from creamy-milk to intensely dark. Take this class as many times as you'd like - we change it up every time, because we don't believe you can ever have enough wine, cheese, and chocolate!*

Wine Business 101

Do you have a passion for the wine industry? Do you like your current job? Are you defined by your career? Do you feel confident about your future trajectory? Do you want to find out what opportunities exist in wine? Treat yourself to an informative discussion about the wine industry and the vast opportunities that could be open to you.

This class is perfect for someone trying to break into the wine industry or expand their insight into the wine drinking world.

Learn from our resident 25-year industry expert and Master of Wine student, Ian Blackburn, about the past, present, and future of this dynamic industry. 

Much like the rest of the world's industries, the wine industry is rapidly changing due to the effects of globalization. Until the mid 19th century, the wine industry was a fragmented agricultural pursuit, primarily based on satisfying local needs. Now, this $20 billion-dollar industry has experienced mass consolidation and growth through technology and emerging markets around the world. This has both benefited the industry as well as created new concerns for the future of wine as we know it. Wine Business 101 will provide you with the proficiency to better understand, address, and maneuver these influential changes.

As you can see, there are a wide variety of online wine classes at! Try one that looks interesting to you and let us know what you think!

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