Rioja Enthusiast

A free course to learn the basics about Rioja



This free online course will help you understand what's behind a Rioja label. It builds a solid foundation to appreciate the diversity of the region: the different styles of wines, labels, and what some of the more specialised terms mean. You will also learn about the different zones and grape varieties, and the types of wineries that the DOCa Rioja has to offer.

Once you have finished the course, you will be able to choose a Rioja in a restaurant or wine shop with more confidence and you will have a complete vision of the appellation, so that you will be able to better enjoy it and put your knowledge into practice when you come to visit us.


Estimated duration: 4 hours.

At the end of each chapter you will find questions related to the contents that will serve as a review. To continue with the following chapters, you need to answer 100% of the questions correctly and you have unlimited attempts to do so.

At the end of the course, you will have access to the final exam. This consists of 20 questions, which you will have to answer in a maximum time of 20 minutes. To obtain the diploma, you need to answer 60% of the questions correctly, and you will have unlimited attempts to do so.


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  • Hendrik Smith

    12 days ago, Jul 10, 2024 1:12 AM

    Very interesting course

  • Dennis Pudoka Mr.

    26 days ago, Jun 26, 2024 1:48 AM

    Informative and good general knowledge

  • Brian Charette

    1 month ago, May 27, 2024 10:01 PM

    Excellent course. Very detailed and informative.

  • Kwok Wah Li Li

    2 months ago, May 10, 2024 8:44 PM

    Having fundamental knowledge of Rioja

  • Jeffrey Fieldsend

    2 months ago, May 7, 2024 9:21 PM

    Great course with lots of very useful and interesting facts, I visited the area two years ago and can't wait to go back its such a great place visit

  • Andrea Lee Lewis

    2 months ago, May 2, 2024 2:38 AM

    I enjoyed the Enthusiast online course. It kept me engaged with not only reading but also clicking on maps or labels. learning from short videos, and testing what I learned with short quizzes. I will definitely be taking another course with the Rioja Wine Academy.

  • Manuel Nunez Dominguez

    2 months ago, May 1, 2024 5:03 PM

    muy buen diseño bravo

  • Keith Bond

    2 months ago, Apr 28, 2024 5:20 PM

    A great introduction to the Riojan wine region

  • Felix Ho Yeung Chin

    3 months ago, Apr 16, 2024 11:21 AM

    An amazing resource online!

  • Christoph Schönegge

    3 months ago, Apr 5, 2024 12:34 PM

    Good course to learn more about Rioja and to question and test your current knowledge. Keep up the good work.

  • Jan Heerema

    3 months ago, Mar 25, 2024 6:26 PM

    Fantastic course as a start to become a Rioja Wine Specialist

  • Bhawna Kabra

    3 months ago, Mar 25, 2024 11:02 AM

    An engaging course.

  • Iain Cadzow

    4 months ago, Mar 17, 2024 7:27 PM

    great course thank you

  • Aloys Onchuru

    4 months ago, Mar 16, 2024 10:09 PM

    Amazing course worth doing

  • Bali Bassan

    5 months ago, Feb 9, 2024 9:08 PM

    This is a great course I have enjoyed planning a wine tasting experience

  • Dhanushka Deshapriya

    6 months ago, Jan 21, 2024 2:59 PM

    This is good course for to all. Thank you !!

  • Sudaba Mammadova

    6 months ago, Jan 15, 2024 12:56 AM

    Thank you very much for the course. In this course I have learned more than in the courses of luxury hotels.

  • Carlos Carrasquillo

    6 months ago, Jan 13, 2024 1:52 PM

    I have been a northern rhone for quite some time now. I'm defenitly drawn to Rioja now.

  • Kiisam Park

    6 months ago, Jan 13, 2024 3:27 AM

    Fue un cruso muy divertido y util Rioja

  • Yves Perreard

    6 months ago, Jan 2, 2024 3:11 AM

    I loved every minute of my time refreshing my knowledge about DOCa Rioja

  • Matthew

    Matthew Bywater

    7 months ago, Dec 18, 2023 9:40 PM

    Really well created, good stuff!

  • Andrew Shiel-Redfern

    7 months ago, Dec 15, 2023 10:00 PM

    Going to treat myself to a glass!

  • Kateryna Kolodiazhna

    8 months ago, Oct 28, 2023 3:50 PM

    Great course to fall in love with Rioja!

  • Roman Nazarov

    8 months ago, Oct 26, 2023 9:39 PM

    It’s fun to learn drinking Rioja :)

  • Xing Chan

    8 months ago, Oct 26, 2023 10:49 AM


  • Olga Kukhta

    9 months ago, Oct 19, 2023 5:41 PM

    it was fun

  • Curvin Choolun

    9 months ago, Oct 12, 2023 4:45 PM

    Was a great knowledge

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