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Portugal, New York and Beyond: 8 Of the Coolest Places To Study Wine

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Anyone who has ever studied wine will tell you that there is almost always something new to learn. So, why not take your studies on the road? From educational opportunities in New York’s Finger Lakes, to Scotland, Portugal and beyond, there is no shortage of courses you can take and regions to explore.  

And there are so many types of learning opportunities when it comes to wine education. Whether you’re looking to achieve your Wine & Spirit Education Trust diploma (WSET) or take classes in everything from the basics of viticulture to grape varieties, here are the coolest places to study wine all over the world.

8 Wine Courses Around the World

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The Wine School at WOW    

Porto, Portugal

In the heart of Portugal’s new cultural district, the World of Wine (WOW) offers plenty of opportunities to learn about vino, Portuguese culture and beyond. Aside from the seven wine museums and 12 food and beverage stops for guests to learn and enjoy at their leisure, WOW has its own wine school.

Not sure where to start? The two-hour Demystifying Wine workshop covers the fundamentals of wine, like the basic principles of how it’s produced, important terminology and how to taste and analyze wine for around $32. And if you’re happy with level one, you can sign up for level two, three or four to expand your knowledge to include chocolate and wine, Portuguese wine regions and worldwide grape varieties.