Rioja Wine Diploma for Trade and Distribution

Make people passionate about Rioja



Welcome to this 100% online, open and free course

The main aim of this course is to convey the positioning of Rioja in the domestic and international markets, as well as establishing the foundations of wine marketing.

The Rioja Wines Diploma for Trade and Distribution is specially conceived for those who, as well as an in-depth knowledge of Rioja Wines, need to understand the main principles of wine marketing.

Through this online training platform we will provide you with the knowledge you need and accompany you in theory and practice since, at the end of each module, we will propose several wines that will illustrate the course contents and bring you even closer to our unique way of understanding viticulture and oenology.

Estimated duration: 18 hrs.

Assessment: At the end of each module there will be a set of review questions relating to the content. To progress to the next modules, you will need to answer 100% of the questions correctly and you will have a limited number of attempts.

At the end of the course you will take the final exam. This will consist of 30 questions, which you will have to answer within a time limit of 30 minutes. To obtain the diploma, you will have to answer at least 75% of the questions correctly

You have a maximum of 2 attempts to pass your exam, but if you fail, RWA will launch a new call every three months - with two other opportunities - of which you will be informed in advance so that you can take the exam again and obtain the certificate.

You can download resources for this course here:

Recommended wines

Winegrowing Dictionary


Recommended links for this course:

Great Wine Capitals


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  • Filippo

    Filippo Manaresi

    5 months ago, Oct 5, 2022 5:50 PM

    A nice and affordable introduction to moarketing!

  • Leon Li

    5 months ago, Sep 22, 2022 7:59 AM

    Very comprehensive course, informative and of great help for wine traders and worth learning many times. It would be perfect if more training questions could be added.

  • Josef K. Bichler

    6 months ago, Sep 12, 2022 6:34 PM

    Good course but really very hard to pass.

  • Jaco Meyer

    7 months ago, Aug 11, 2022 11:57 AM

    Good and informative. Thanks

  • Pedro Bor-Nian Her

    10 months ago, May 16, 2022 4:23 PM

    The marketing portion was exceptional! Really learned a lot about how to properly market wines in today's competitive environment.

  • Helena Richmond

    1 year ago, Feb 24, 2022 5:48 PM

    Quite diverting, and useful in my wine-related part-time jobs.

  • Clyde Woode

    1 year ago, Jan 20, 2022 6:15 AM

    Great Trade and Distribution training especially as it relates to Rioja. The course was well presented and engaging. I loved it! Thank you for providing this free training.

  • Mike

    Mike Turner

    1 year ago, Jan 17, 2022 7:44 PM

    Very worthwhile to do, maybe worth adding a couple of real world examples to play with?

  • Federico L'Huillier

    1 year ago, Jan 17, 2022 2:29 PM

    Great course. In-depth information about everything related to Rioja wines from the vineyard to the the market and Rioja's wine culture and tradition.

  • Domen Presern

    1 year ago, Jan 4, 2022 10:46 AM

    Quality course covering all the aspects of Rioja

  • Nakorn Jandrakholiga

    1 year ago, Dec 15, 2021 12:33 AM

    Great course

  • Isaac Hampson-Thorpe

    1 year ago, Nov 25, 2021 1:08 PM

    Really informative course! Take it when you can!

  • Alessandro

    Alessandro Ago

    1 year ago, Nov 15, 2021 9:19 PM

    Very interesting expanded look into the world of wine marketing and brand management, highly recommend it!

  • Nikolas Vassiliades

    1 year ago, Nov 3, 2021 3:30 PM

    Recommended !!

  • Judith Fernandez

    1 year ago, Oct 1, 2021 2:54 AM

    Me ha encantado y he aprendido un monton! Super recomendable.

  • Chotirot Hakhunthod

    1 year ago, Jul 31, 2021 11:40 PM

    Great course!

  • Daniel Colasurdo

    1 year ago, Jul 22, 2021 7:02 PM

    Great course, tons of info

  • Dongwoo Lee

    1 year ago, May 2, 2021 4:52 PM

    추천하는 코스입니다! 꼭 들으세요! The recommended course you should not miss! I love Rioja

  • Ciaran Meyler

    1 year ago, Apr 19, 2021 12:27 PM

    Wonderful course, very informative, well laid out and interactive. The knowledge gained will be very helpful when presenting Rioja wines and doing wine tastings. Thank you

  • Alun James

    2 years ago, Mar 3, 2021 9:48 PM

    Very well set out which aids learning.

  • Maxim

    Maxim Salekhov

    2 years ago, Feb 19, 2021 4:39 AM

    Fantastic course! Greatly enjoyed it and it is very informative. Note for the people doing it. The exam is hard. They ask a lot of specific information. When you think you are ready add another couple of hours to your study time. Flash cards help a lot. Thanks Rioja Academy. Loved the course!

  • Oleksandr

    Oleksandr Romakhov

    2 years ago, Nov 26, 2020 7:47 PM

    One of the best and proper way to get more deeply professional skills from " Rioja wine Academy"! Highly recommend!!!!! Thank you so much!

  • Yegas Naidoo

    2 years ago, Jun 5, 2020 9:40 PM

    “ Rioja Wine Academy / Rioja Wine Diploma for Trade and Distribution : Leading on from the basic Wine Diploma course this module is a useful addendum from a marketing and sales optic. Relevant and meaningful guidelines are highlighted on the basic principles of conceptualising a sound marketing strategy to suit myriad factors in play currently in the Global cyber sales space as well. Remember all the basic information from the Diploma Course as this contributes to the foundation of your learning. ”

  • Brian

    Brian Meacher

    2 years ago, Apr 29, 2020 12:19 PM

    A very in-depth and informative course with many useful facts to help endorse Rioja as a leading wine region, championing many qualities but especially quality and authenticity

  • Brian

    Brian Meacher

    2 years ago, Apr 29, 2020 12:19 PM

    A very in-depth and informative course with many useful facts to help endorse Rioja as a leading wine region, championing many qualities but especially quality and authenticity

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