Certificate 1 in wines


Gagan Sharma Magandeep SINGH

Next Batch On:

12th & 13th December


Two Days (6-7 Hours)
Online Guided Study

An introductory qualification, it is the perfect start for someone who wishes
to delve into wines. This two-day program offers the basic introduction to
main wine styles and gyaan on its various aspects. Best suited for hotel
management students,new entrants in the liquor trade, front-line professionals
looking at strengthening their wine fundamentals and wine enthusiasts
who wish to go a step further than simply drinking the beverage.

At this level, our educators will guide you with individual attention, and aid
you in exploiting your senses to explore a wine. You will be introduced to
the basics of wines and primary terms used to describe it, key varietals,
the skills of opening, serving, tasting wines, and commenting on them, all
intrinsic to the art of sommellerie.

For enthusiasts, this level is a great way to get acquainted with wines and
to never feel intimidated again when faced with a wine list, or asked to try
and comment on a wine that someone has just offered you.

*Applicant must be above the legal drinking age in their city

As a part of the course you will learn:

  • What is wines and how are they made
  • What makes a wine different from the other
  • Prominent international grape varieties and their wine styles
  • Characteristics of commonly seen grape varieties
  • How to taste a wine and to detect wine faults
  • Glassware and other equipment
  • Basic bottle handling skills: preparation, announcing, opening, and presentation
  • Pronunciation – French and Italian
  • Wine + food matching
  • Selling and service skills
  • Storage techniques and deterrents

The Certificate 1 in Wines is assessed by means of a 50-multiple choice questions examination, to be completed in 60 minute. Candidates are required to get a minimum of 35 correct answers to graduate the program.


Select the city of your choice and the session dates, fill in your information and submit the same to us. We will reserve a spot for you at the selected batch. Once the payment is made you will be registered for the program and will soon receive a confirmation email with joining details.

You can still register and we will put your on the waitlist. In case you still do not get a space on the said session, you will automatically be considered for the next session on first-come basis. You will not be booked but we will present you with the first right to refusal.

For Certificate 1, you do not require prior studies. You’ll receive the study material on the day of the course itself. However, should you wish to receive it in advance, upon your complete enrolment, you can email us at mail@iwbs.in or call us at 9560046655 and request for the same.

Yes, please carry your own stationary and a Government photographic ID proof for the examination. In case you’re a foreign national, kindly carry an equivalent ID proof, or your passport.

In order to cancel your booking write to us at mail@iwbs.in along with a cancellation and refund request. Should the request reach us 15 days prior to the course’s starting date, no cancellation charge will be levied. However, a cancellation charge of INR5000 will be levied, in case the the request is made less than 15 days before the course starting date. No refunds will be made in case the request is received 7 days before the beginning of the program. In case of cancellation of the course by IWBS full fee will be refunded.

Refunds are made via credit vouchers only

We take approximately two week to evaluate the Certificate 1 examinations and announce the results. You’ll receive your scores via registered email only. Your scores will not be disclosed to others and vice versa. Post that, your certificates will be furbished which can be collected either from our office in person or can be couriered to you via a local courier company.

Please note, all couriers are dispatched with personal responsibility of the receiver. In case of any damages or loss during the courier process, IWBS will not be liable for the same.

The next natural progression is to study the Certificate 2 in Wines + Beverages. It’s much vast a study and some prior self study is highly recommended. We suggest you to register as early as possible and be in possession of your study material in order to get on to some self-study before coming to the sessions.

If you’re a consumer, you can become a member of ‘Indulge’, our members only gastronomy society. We host masterclasses, tastings, and experiences around wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, and food, hosted by winemakers, brewers, mixologists, distillers, and there industry experts.

For professionals, you can keep up with tastings on-the-job. But to elevate your knowledge in a guided manner, join the professionals-only ‘Society of Sommeliers’. Here, all industry beverage professionals meet to share views, knowledge, experiences, and skills, to wholesomely develop the standards and knowledge of the industry.

Course Details

INR 8000 (All Inclusive)


2 Days




12 + 13th December

Exam On

13th December

Course Includes

  • IWBS educator sessions
  • Tuition fee
  • Study guides
  • All suggested samples tasted
  • Examination fee
  • Certification fee

Need assistance? Talk to us at 9650046655. Or
write to us at mail@iwbs.in