60 Minute Wine Pro by


Your Crash Course In Wine

Sonal Holland Wine Academy launches its ONLINE COURSES 

for hospitality professionals, students and enthusiasts

The 60 Minute Wine Pro is a beginners and intermediate level online course intended for hospitality professionals, students and enthusiasts who desire to deepen their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of wine.

The course is designed and delivered by Sonal Holland, India’s only Master of Wine and the most qualified wine professional in the country.

The online course offers participants the flexibility to learn about wine at their own convenience and pace.

Sonal Holland, Master of Wine

Founder Director’s message

“We are thrilled to launch the online courses at Sonal Holland Wine Academy. We remain committed to the cause of developing a new cadre of beverage professionals in the country by making world-class education on wine, sake and spirits easily accessible and affordable across all cities in India.

We invite wine enthusiasts, through our courses, to navigate the riveting world of wine and discover a whole new world of elevated taste.” 

You will gain knowledge about

  • What is wine, how wine is made and where wine comes from
  • Principle grape varieties and the different styles of wine
  • How to taste wine like a sommelier and pair it with food
  • Serving wine with confidence
  • Reading wine labels correctly
  • Popular wine myths
  • India’s fascinating wine industry and its top producers

Course features

  • Welcome address
  • 10 modules taught by Sonal Holland, Master of Wine
  • Audio-visual cues
  • Pro-tips on important aspects of wine
  • Online evaluation test
  • Certification of Completion from Sonal Holland Wine Academy

Contents of the course

  • Welcome by Sonal Holland, Master of Wine
  • Module 1: What makes wine great? Assessing quality in wine
  • Module 2: What is wine? Wine styles and where wine comes from
  • Module 3: How wine is made: Journey from grape to glass
  • Module 4: Tasting wine like a pro
  • Module 6: Reading a wine label
  • Module 7: Storage and service of wine
  • Module 8: Pairing wine and food
  • Module 9: Wines of India
  • Module 10: 10 popular wine myths
  • Evaluation test (20 multiple choice questions)

Course benefits

  • Flexibility & convenience of time and space
  • Gold-standard certification
  • Access to expertise & world-class curriculum
  • Reduced costs
  • Credibility & career advancement opportunities
  • Relevant and industry-focused

Course delivery

  • Total Duration: 90 minutes incl. the evaluation test
  • Available in the English language
  • 30 days access to course content and test
  • Certification of completion from the academy
  • Suitable for anyone above the legal drinking age
  • Course Fee: Rs.2200 all inclusive

I am ready to become a wine pro

Special introductory fee

₹. 2200

All inclusive

The fee includes all taxes + online access to 10 learning modules, evaluation test and the gold-standard certificate of completion from Sonal Holland Wine Academy


Frequently asked questions

The program is designed for beginners and intermediate level hospitality professionals, students and enthusiasts. It is suitable for anyone above the legal drinking age. The course will enhance your knowledge as a wine professional and will deepen your enjoyment of wine as an enthusiast.

The program is structured in such a way to supplement practical knowledge through essential theory that a professional sommelier needs to know. This course will complement and sharpen your on-the-job skills, whilst enhancing your opportunities to further your career.

The course is designed by Sonal Holland Master of Wine, India’s most qualified wine professional and the country’s leading wine educator. It combines a global wine curriculum with the context and insights Indian wine professionals and enthusiasts require.

We are available on email as well as telephone to guide you for any technical difficulties you might encounter.

Then this course is perfect for you! Many enthusiasts have turned professionals, including Sonal, as they studied wine in depth. A majority of enthusiasts who have studied wine with us have multiplied their enjoyment and understanding of wine many times over.

Click on ‘Get certified’ option, fill in your information and create an account. Make the online payment with available payment options. Once the payment is made you will be registered for the program and will receive a confirmation email with access to the course content.

Once the course fees have been processed, you will receive via email access to the course modules. You can then login in with your student id and password and explore the 10 modules and learn at a pace comfortable to you.

Upon successful completion of the evaluation test, you will be eligible for a certificate of completion from Sonal Holland Wine Academy. A soft copy of the certificate will be sent to your registered email id.

The course allows you to gain theoretical knowledge of wines. However, we strongly recommend you to apply this knowledge by sampling a wide variety of wines, especially the ones that you have learnt on the course. Whilst you are not required to taste while on the course, you may use every opportunity thereafter to taste and learn, some of which would be enabled through our SoHo Wine Club events, held across the country.

The fees are non- refundable and non-transferable. The course is valid for a period of 1 month, and you may choose to access the content at a time convenient to you.