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Wine Enthusiast Programs

Wine Classes for Enthusiasts

You love wine. You're fascinated and challenged by all there is to learn about it and all you have yet to explore. If you want to be part of the wonderful world of wine—whether to bring more pleasure to your dinner table or to take the first step towards a wine career—then the CIA is where you need to be. (And even if you're not a wine lover with a gift for Gewürztraminer, you've come to the right place.).

What's available

Wine Lovers Boot CampWine Lovers Boot Camp
It's your dream vacation—getting away from it all by immersing yourself in the culture of one of the world's most revered regions for food and wine. Well, you can make that dream a reality—simply enroll in one of the CIA's Wine Lovers Boot Camps at our Napa Valley campus and enjoy a California wine country vacation unlike any other. Learn more >

Wine ExplorationsWine & Beverage Explorations
Enjoy wine and beer? Learn more about your favorite refreshments in our Wine & Beverage Explorations classes hosted at our Napa Valley and Hudson Valley campuses. You can learn how to taste wine and beer like the pros do and how to pair these beverages with food. You will enjoy guided tastings, stimulating discussions—and you just might experience a wine or beer "aha!" moment. Learn more >

Career DiscoveryDiscovery—The First Step for a Wine Career
Is a job in wine the right move for me? What career opportunities are available? What skills and training do I need to succeed? If you have been longing to turn your passion for wine into a career, these are probably questions you've asked yourself. Our four-day Career Discovery—The Professional World of Wine program will give you the answers. You will learn to taste, analyze, and serve wine; practice food and wine pairing; and tour a Napa Valley vineyard and winery to see wine professionals at work; all in the company of fellow wine career explorers. Learn more >

Wine Books

Everything you need to boost your wine IQ and get more pleasure out of every bottle you drink.

Exploring WineExploring Wine, 3rd Edition
This lively guide covers everything you ever wanted to know about the history, culture, romance, science, and business of wine.

Education—The Perfect Gift for Wine Lovers

If you've been searching for a completely different gift for the wine lover on your list, may we suggest a gift card for CIA wine classes? Giving the gift of wine education is a great way to show a friend, family member, or colleague that you "get" their passion. While you're at it, why not reserve a seat for yourself? You just might catch the wine bug too.