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Follow the link to create an account, enter a coupon code and pay for the course in one easy step. After your payment is processed, you can return to the Course page and begin the lessons.

The lessons cover the following topics:
  • 1- Overview of Pisco
  • 2- Types of Pisco
  • 3- Etymology of “Pisco”
  • 4- Peruvian Pisco vs. Chilean Pisco
  • 5- Peruvian Pisco vs. Singani
  • 6- Peruvian Pisco vs. Grappa
  • 7- Pisco Grapes
  • 8- The Aromatics
  • 9- DNA of Pisco Grapes
  • 10- Tasting a Pisco
  • 11- Production Zones
  • 12- Terroir
  • 13- Deities
  • 14- Before Harvest
  • 15- Harvest
  • 16- Yeasts & Fermentation
  • 17- Distillation
  • 18- Post-Distillation
  • 19- The Pisco Label
  • 20- Origins of the Pisco Sour
  • 21- The Pisco Sour
  • 22- The Vegan Pisco Sour
  • 23- Choosing Pisco For Your Cocktails
  • 24- Pisco Punch
  • 25- Capitán
  • 26- Chilcano
  • 27- Pisco Tonic
  • 28- Chirulín
  • 29- Pairing Pisco

This course is for curious individuals, spirits lovers, professionals in the service industry, sales representatives, distributors, educators, sommeliers and beyond. You must be an independent learner, as it requires a great deal of self-motivation and study. There are no prerequisites; only an interest in Peruvian pisco!

-Become highly knowledgeable in Peruvian pisco in a self-paced environment.
-Learn from experienced industry professionals.
-Better achieve your goals within the beverage industry.
-Take our classes online anytime, anywhere.
-Help distinguish yourself from the competition.
-Showcase your knowledge with a certificate once you complete the course.
-Gain the tools to apply your knowledge in real-world settings.
-Participate in our forums to interact with peers.
-Receive exclusive access to our downloadable resources.

This Course is an introduction to pisco. You will receive general information, including common terminology, pisco regions, grape varieties and more. It includes an introduction to the tasting method and will guide you through the evaluation process of pisco in Peru.

There are two types of practice/assess activities. At the end of most lessons, you will complete an activity to practice the material. The practice activities require a grade of 80% or more before moving on to the next lesson. At the end of each unit, you must pass a quiz before moving on to the next unit. You must receive a grade of 80% or more on every quiz. You have unlimited chances to pass the practice activities and quizzes.

You can take your classes online anytime, anywhere. There are 7 units divided into 28 lessons. Each unit has a quiz that you must pass before moving on to new material. Log in now to get started.

Yes, CLICK HERE and click “Materials” in the top left corner to find documents available for download. You must be logged in to access the materials.

Yes, the separate lessons are available in the following locations:






You can train your employees in this course. We offer discounts for large groups.  Please contact us at info@piscocertificate.com for more information.

You must receive a grade of 80% or more on every unit quiz and the final exam. If you don’t pass the first time, you can review your answers, study the material and try again. You have unlimited chances to take quizzes and the final.

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Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable Internet connection for certain course component

We created the forums so you can interact with peers and instructors. You will see prompts throughout the course that will ask you to post your thoughts on the subject content. We encourage you to share ideas and ask questions in each designated section.

To receive your certificate, you must complete every lesson and its corresponding activities, pass every unit quiz (a grade of 80% or more) and pass the final exam (with a grade of 80% or more). When you pass the final exam, you will receive a digital certificate sent to the email address you use to log in to the course.

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Statement regarding the use of the terms Chilean Pisco and Chilean brandy in this course:   We are producers of Peruvian pisco. We believe pisco is Peruvian and we work to protect the Denomination of Origin for pisco in Peru. Consequently,  we use the term “Chilean brandy” to refer to the product known in many markets as Chilean pisco. In the case that the term “Chilean pisco” is used in this course, it is to avoid confusion and is for educational purposes only; in no way does it represent our views on the legality of the Chilean Denomination of Origin for pisco. 


Our choice of words does not constitute legal advice, recommendation, acceptance or any statement on the legality or status of Chilean pisco, the Denomination of Origin of pisco in Chile or any brands, organizations or entities associated with the D.O. in Chile. The information provided in this material is not intended as a complete analysis of every material fact regarding any country, law, entity, region or market.


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The information we present in this program is based on scientific evidence and research from experts in the fields of pisco production, tastings, viticulture, horticulture, and beyond. If you have any questions about our sources, you will find citations at the end of each unit. In the case that we present opinions, Pisco Certificate Course informs that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the authors, and not necessarily to the organization, authors cited, or other groups or individuals associated with the authors.


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