If you are interested in truly internalizing the material and putting things in context for real comprehension, Adam Chase is your guy and Grape Experience is the School. By taking the time to tell the whole story of each region and its various wines, Adam set me on the path of genuine understanding and honest appreciation - I find myself enjoying a wider variety of wine these days, as I’m able to place the wine in its historical, geographical, viticultural, and oenological context.
— Jerry Chen General Manager, Vinodine
Adam Chase has achieved a rare goal: taking the vast world of wine and presenting it in a way that is both rigorous and enjoyable. The best instructors, regardless of their disciplines, must also be patient, and Adam is as approachable and collegial as any teacher I have had.
— Peter Alig, Education Coordinator, Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa Valley
Grape Experience’s WSET wine courses are an engaging. All the teachers are patient and provide encouragement and support throughout the entire program. In addition, they responds immediately to students’ questions and concerns.
— Jo-Ann Ross, DWS - Chief Wine Educator, J Ross Wine
I’ve been doing my WSET Diploma studies via Grape Experience since 2012. I feel they follow about my progress and support me to move forward to the next step. Since I’m doing this long distance, they always keep meupdated and well informed about my personal choices. My overall experience is great!
— Thamis Mendez, Seattle, WA
Grape Experience manages an extremely well-run and comprehensive WSET program. This is in large part to Adam Chase’s organization and support of his students, the program and wine education.
— Stephanie Bruno Herndon Founder + Chief Oenophile SOMM CLUB
When I was starting out in the wine industry, Grape Experience’s teaching and tasting methods laid out a solid foundation upon which I was able to build and improve. They pushed me to focus on key elements of the wines, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have without their guidance in those formative years.
— R. Michael Meagher Master Sommelier, DWS, President Boston Sommelier Society
I highly recommend Grape Experience for any of the WSET courses. Adam Chase is one of the best instructors I have met in the wine industry. His robust understanding of wine paired with his ability to teach allowed me to successfully get the WSET Diploma.
— Federico Espriu,
Director, Marketing and Portfolio Management at American Express
WSET has become a critical credential for those in the wine industry. As an educator myself, it was important to take my classes from someone who understands the art of teaching. The Grape Experience and Adam Chase provided exactly what I needed to successfully complete all courses in an effective and engaging way. I wouldn’t trust my education to anyone else.
— Karen Wetzel Director of Wine Education Constellation Brands
Enrolling with Grape Experience for their WSET programs has helped be part of my my achievements as a Diploma candidate. Adam’s knowledge transcends into educating students both in theory & in tasting classes.
— Elisa Wybraniec Director of Wines & Spirits The Coast Guard House Restaurant
Grape Experience is full of excellent very knowledgeable instructors. They take a personal interest in their students and genuinely wants to see them succeed in the WSET program as well as the wine business in general.
— Adam Bloom Sales, ColloPack Solutions Napa
I am participating in The WSET Diploma Program. The course itself is incredibly challenging. It would be impossible to succeed without Grape Experience and Adam Chase’s thoughtful support and guidance.
— Craig Locascio CWE, CSS Education and Sales Training Director Southeast Region Charmer Sunbelt Group
Grape Experience is a great way to learn about wine regardless of your starting point. The teachers find a way to put wine in the greater context of history, science and culture making the classes very engaging.
— Kevin Walsh of doxologywine.com
I was in the industry for 10 months before taking the Grape Experience WSET Level 3 class and my life has completely changed. Not only has it opened my eyes to the possibilities within the wine industry, but it has heightened my passion and made wine my career.
— Elise Kuhar-Pitters, Jessup Cellars
Educated, informative and energetic instructors lead eager students through the world of wine and spirits - a must for anyone in or thinking about being in the wine industry!
— Regina Sanz
Grape Experience made my WSET diploma experience very smooth! He was very prompt in responding to all of my needs and very accommodating throughout the process.
— Kelly Mullen Constellation Wines
I owe everything I know about wine to Grape Experience - not only is Adam a knowledgeable and easy-to-follow teacher, but the caliber of fellow students with a genuine shared passion for wine made the course feel more like fun than study. In work and social situations people are always impressed by my wine knowledge and I attribute that entirely to the WSET curriculum I was so well trained for through Grape Experience.
— Sherry Stolar, Associate Brand Manager, Clif Bar
“One of the best ways to learn about a wine region is to talk to a specialist. The instructors at Grape Experience are those specialists that have studied it, lived it and now leaders in the industry.”
— Courtney Quinn, Owner and Wine Importer, OWOC Wines