Specialised certification designed for wine industry professionals and aspiring sommeliers on vocational competencies needed on the floor to sell and serve wine with confidence.
Wine Service Professional is a comprehensive and expert-level online wine course. This extensive course is designed for wine professionals, sommeliers and students who are keen to sharpen their on-floor skills of up-selling wines and perfect the art of wine service.
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.
Building a wine list
The core of wine sales
Importance of training & tasting
Mise en place
Taking the wine order effectively
Presenting the bottle of wine
How to open a bottle of wine
Skill of decanting
Sonal Holland is the first and only Indian to be conferred the ‘Master of Wine’ (MW) – the most respected title in the industry representing the highest standards of professional knowledge in the world.
Through the span of her professional career, Sonal has tasted tens of thousands of wines, travelled across the globe to possibly every wine region, visited hundreds of wineries, spent time with legendary winemakers to hone her knowledge, and in turn, has mentored hundreds of aspirants and professionals to launch their wine careers in the Indian industry.
Sonal Holland Wine Academy was born out of a need for accessing world-class knowledge with a vision to setting the gold-standard for wine and beverage education in the country. Since its inception in 2009, everyone from novices to oenophiles, students to professionals have benefitted from Sonal’s unrivalled prowess and experience in this domain. Her compelling educational style combined with a cheerful demeanour and easy-to-understand instructions make even the most seemingly daunting subject of wine, accessible and enjoyable.
Sonal is the finest educator there is. She also consults on wine with entrepreneurial ventures across wine retail, imports and events. Her distinguished career has earned her several accolades, including being featured in the list of Top 50 Most Powerful Women and Top 100 Most Influential People in Indian luxury. Sonal is widely celebrated as the Top Wine Personality in India by several eminent media publications and business houses.
Sonal’s TEDx talk chronicles her journey from a conventional job at a Fortune 500 company to becoming 'one in a billion' as India’s leading wine voice. Her story is an inspiration to many who are seeking the courage to step out, own their dreams, act upon their ideas and achieve incredible things.
The program is designed for beginners and wine enthusiasts. It is suitable for anyone above the legal drinking age. The course will give you the basic knowledge you need to know about wine.
The Introduction to Wine (Hindi) course designed for beginners. If you’re a professional and want to advance your career in wine, the Advanced Wine Pro will help you take a step ahead.
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 enthusiasts require. The course has immense value for all those who enjoy drinking wine.
Upon enrolment, the course including video presentation are made available to you for viewing. Please watch the video modules and learn the content.
1. Click on the Enrol Now button
2. Fill in the details at the Sign-up Page (Name, email id, password)
3. Complete the payment using any payment method – credit/ debit card, netbanking, digital wallets or UPI
4. Get instant access to the course videos and content
All courses in the Academy are available with access for 90 days from the date of course purchase. You are welcome to the videos as many times as you like to master the learning.
You can start anytime you want and with a 90 days course access. You can watch the course as many times as you like during that period.
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us for a refund within the next 48 hours and we will be happy to refund 100% of the purchase price
We are available on email 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.
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 learn at a pace comfortable to you. You will also receive a free downloadable workbook where you can take notes as you learn.
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 can be downloaded from the website upon completion of the course.
The course allows you to gain theoretical and practical 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 90 days, and you may choose to access the content at a time convenient to you.