Italian Wine 201

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Italian Wine 201

Improve your knowledge of Italian wine with this hands-on course and certificate.

Become confident with Italian Wine in less than a month. Explore one of the largest and diverse wine regions.

Buy it once, and own the latest versions for life!

What’s Included in the Italian Wine Course?

Part 1: Northwest Italy

Discover the top 8 wines including the famed Barolo and the intense Moscato Bianco.

Connect tasting notes and aging recommendations with Northwest Italy’s most important wines.

Part 2: Northeast Italy

The great white wines of Northeast Italy including Pinot Grigio and Soave and where to find top quality reds.

Connect the best regions to their best wines and winemaking techniques.

Part 3: Central Italy

Get inside of Tuscany and Italy’s top red grape, Sangiovese, while you learn about the best regions in Italy’s most iconic growing area.

Dive into the quality classifications of Chianti and identify where to look for great quality and value.

Part 4: Southern Italy and Islands

Explore Italy’s most ancient wine-growing areas and make sense of the wines historical context and modern style.

Connect each grape to its top appellation and region to solidify your knowledge of no less than 12 top wines.

Certificate: Prove Your Knowledge

A 12 part exam that should take you from 15–45 minutes to complete.

  • A grade of 80% is required to earn a certificate.
  • The test is randomized with multiple choice questions.
  • Some questions have multiple correct answers.

You Italian Wine Course Instructors

Wine Folly Founder Madeline Puckette

Madeline Puckette is the cofounder of Since its creation in 2011, Wine Folly has become one of the most popular wine education sites in the world due to its extensive use of insightful articles, detailed infographics, and entertaining videos. In recognition of these efforts, the International Wine & Spirits Competition awarded Puckette with Wine Blogger of the Year in 2013, and Wine Communicator of the Year in 2019. In 2015, Puckette launched her first book: the New York Times Bestseller Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. It was followed in 2018 by the James Beard Award-winning Wine Folly: Magnum Edition. She has been featured in the popular documentaries Somm: Into The Bottle and Somm 3.

Master of Wine Christine Marsiglio

Christine Marsiglio is Wine Folly's head wine educator and one of 32 Bollinger award-winning Masters of Wine. Previously she has worked at the WSET School London where she contributed to the development of materials for the newly released WSET Diploma and teaches all WSET levels. Before discovering her love of wine education, Christine was a Tastings Executive at Decanter where she ran panel tastings and helped organise the Decanter World Wine Awards. During the course of her MW and WSET Diploma studies, Christine was awarded scholarships from the Family of Twelve, Freixenet, and the Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation. She holds an MSc in Oenology and Viticulture from École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers, France, where her thesis focussed on the early detection of Brettanomyces in wineries. She also holds a BSc in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Alberta in Canada. Christine is a keen long distance runner, cook, and traveller.