Take control of your wine collection with the Enotrias Wine Collecting Master Class

Avoid common mistakes, learn tools of the trade, and resources for the best places to buy and sell wine for personal consumption or investment.

Course curriculum

    1. Set a Goal/Determine Your Purpose for Collecting Wine

    2. Selecting Storage

    3. Setting a Budget

    4. Laying Out Your Wine Storage and Inventory Sheet

    1. Deciding Where to Purchase Your Wines

    2. Purchasing Futures

    1. An Overview of the Basic Varietals and Regions to Stock Your Cellar With

    2. Wines Worth Cellaring

    3. Blue Chip Investment Wines

    4. Other Considerations

    1. Inventorying Your Wine Collection

    2. Hiring Someone to Inventory or Manage Your Collection

    3. Tools of the Trade

About this course

  • $499.00
  • 28 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content


  • Who is this Master Class for?

    Someone that is getting into wine collecting. Someone with a wine collection. Someone wanting to learn about wine. Someone wanting to find more opportunities to enjoy wine. Someone that has inherited a wine collection. Someone that is planning to sell a wine collection. Someone that is interested in investing in wine.

  • What can I use this Master Course for?

    Organizing and inventorying your collection, obtaining insurance on your wine collection, creating a legal record of your wine assets, relocating your wine collection, learning how to shop around wines that you would like to sell, learning how to purchase wines and which wines to purchase. Avoiding common mistakes when collecting wine.

  • What if I am not sure that this Master Class is for me?

    You can schedule a one-on-one consultation and we can figure it out together.

  • What if I don’t have time to do a full inventory or manage my collection?

    We get it, time is money, and there's a good chance that you have other things that you would like to do than cataloguing your cellar. Personal Sommeliers can cost anywhere from $75/hour to $300/hour (remember, you get what you pay for and need to thoroughly vet whomever you decide to let into your cellar). Feel free to reach out to us at Enotrias.com if you would like to learn more about hiring someone to complete your inventory.

  • Where do I start?

    Download the Master Inventory Spreadsheet Outline, the supplemental Bottle Conditions Abbreviations and Definitions, and if you think it is necessary schedule a one-on-one consultation to prepare for the course, or you can dive right in!


Melissa L. Smith

Head Sommelier and Founder

Forbes and Robb Report recognized sommelier, and the founder of Enotrias Elite Sommelier Services. Melissa has been organizing, inventorying, appraising, and managing the wine collections of celebrities and industry giants for over a decade. Logging countless hours in the wine cellars of hundreds of clients, she has created the country's only continuing education course on wine collecting, developed proprietary software to efficiently inventory and appraise collections, and continues to educate wine enthusiasts through in-person and virtual seminars.