fb Wine Professional and Artisan Foods Certificate Programs
Skip to main content Sign In

Saint Paul College A Community & Technical College

  
Edit
Attachments
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
degreeinfo
Related Programs
  
  
  
  
  
bannerMessage
  
CareerInfo
  
  
Accreditation Text
Additional Benefits
Career Settings
  
  
Program Advisors
Program Overview
Program Requirements and Additional Information
Transfer Pathways
  
What You Will Learn
  
89 
  
/programs/Pages/Wine-Professional.aspxWellness and Service ProgramsNoMichael Johnson 26/9/2020 12:59 PM
Wine Professional Certificate
Wine Professional Certificate
11/18/2016 10:17 AM

  • ​Students will graduate with a strong knowledge of wine, wine service skills and wine marketing strategies.
  • Graduates will have knowledge and skills in wine business considerations, including wine merchandising, marketing, public relations.
  • Experience professional training in a hands-on environment
  • Students will graduate with portfolio pieces that will aid in their job search.​


  • ​Restaurant and hospitality industry
  • Wine distribution companies
  • Wholesale / retail wine trade companies
  • Minnesota (Regional) wineries


Nikki Erpelding, Program Advisor
nikki.erpelding@saintpaul.edu ​​​

Alumni Spotlight: ​Wine Professionals

The Wine Professional Certificate ​program is an intensive, professional development program that covers the fundamentals of viticulture, winemaking techniques, major wine regions and styles, sensory evaluation of wine, professional wine service, the business of wine, and wine marketing strategies. 

Wine sales are an important profit center for the restaurant/ hospitality industry and thus a comprehensive knowledge of wine is critical for maximizing outcomes. Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers in the restaurant/hospitality industry, wine distribution and wholesale/retail wine trade. Intended for hospitality professionals this certificate program would also delight the wine enthusiast.

All 9 credits in the Wine Professional Certification MN program at Saint Paul College, St. Paul, MN, must be taken concurrently. ​​​​

Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

  • ​Must be 21 years of age 

  • Alcohol awareness/server training is part of the CULA 1620 Professional Wine Service​ course

  • ​How to enhance wine and food pairing opportunities 
  • How to improve menu and wine list compatibility
  • Fundamentals of viticulture and winemaking
  • Professional wine service techniques and choosing appropriate equipment
  • Grape varietals used to make wine, including the impact of terroir (climate/soil)
  • Professional tasting techniques for assessment and evaluation of wine
  • Wine producing regions of the world
  • Wine business considerations such as pricing, trends, environmental storage, and wine regulations


Male and Female Students examining wine

​​​​​​​

Request Information

One Click Away From Your Future
Visit Apply Request Info