Wine Education

Welcome to the MSV World of Wine!

Wine is an important part of the meal. It enhances food and relaxes guests, making their meal more enjoyable. ASSUME that your guests will want to order wine. Be knowledgeable about the wines that we carry both by the glass and by the bottle. It is important that you be prepared with suggestions for good food and wine accompaniment. Throughout this online training, you will learn and test your knowledge on various topics, ranging from wine chemistry to various wine growing regions. The program is updated and expanded on a regular basis.

All newly hired servers must complete LEVEL 1: Wine 101, within their first 30 days of employment. A copy of each final exam can be found under each respective video. The completed exam should be handed in to your manager. In addition to this material, classroom style seminars may be given to demonstrate proper service etiquette as well as an overview of the current glass pours in your restaurant.



LEVEL 1: Wine 101

LEVEL 1: Wine 101 Final Exam


LEVEL 2: Wine 201


LEVEL 2: Wine 201 Final Exam


LEVEL 3: Wine 301


LEVEL 3: Wine 301 Final Exam

Furthering Your Wine Education

Wine Format for Food Show


Wine Terminology

  • Wine Label
  • White Grapes
  • Red Grapes



Wine Production

  • Red Wine
  • White Wine
  • Rose Wine
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Methode Champenois
  • Fortified Wines – Port, Wood Port, Vintage Port & Sherry


Tasting Wine

  • Appearance
  • Palate


Wine Service

  • Presenting & Opening Wine
  • Presenting & Opening Sparkling Wine
  • Decanting Red Wine


Pairing Wine & Food