BEGINNER WINE COURSES

WSET LEVEL 1 & 2

WSET Level 2

Our recommended starting place.

WSET Level 1

A true beginner’s overview of wine.

Overview of Levels 1 and 2

Grape Experience offers two WSET beginner wine education courses available to anyone. No experience is required for either WSET Level:

  • WSET Level 1and WSET Level 2are equally great starting points if you are seeking a career change, a promotionor just want to deepen your wine knowledge.
  • You do not need to take Level 1 to take Level 2.
  • If you’re looking for a more in-depth wine class, startwith Level 2.

 WSET LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN WINE 

If you know the basic wine grapes—that Chardonnay is a white wine and Cabernet Sauvignon is usually red—then begin at Level 2. This beginner to intermediate wine courseoffers greater breadth and depth of material, more tasting opportunities and additional classroom hours compared to Level 1. It’s for anyone who:

  • Works in wine or who want a career in the industry
  • Has a serious interest in deepening their wine knowledge
  • Wishes to become a more confident wine taster

What’s Covered

Discover how to systematically taste wine, and the factors that influence style, quality, and price. Learn the world’s major grape varieties and types of wine: white and black grape varieties, sparkling wines, sweet and fortified wines.The course includes a study pack with proprietary textbook and study workbook. Students complete a 50-question multiple-choice exam and, upon passing, receive the official WSET Level 2 WSET Certificate in Wine.

Classroom Courses

  • Wines of the world are covered in 8 segments (held either weekly or over the course of 3-4 days).
  • Wine tasting is a part of every session and over 40 wines are tasted during the course.

 

Online Courses

  • A 5-week program with a series of online activities overseen by an online tutor through the WSET Online Classroom.
  • Each week covers a new topic and students can log in anytime during the week (there are set start and finish dates for each week, but no set class time).
  • Tasting activities (to be done on the student’s own) are also provided to familiarize you with a systemic approach to tasting at an intermediate level.
  • At course completion, students arrange with Grape Experience to take an in-person multiple choice exam.

 

LEVEL 2 UPCOMING CLASSES

SAN FRANCISCO AREA

LEVEL 2: San Francisco - Weekends

 

August 29, 30 9:30AM-5:15PM & September 12, 1-5PM
Exam September 19, 2020 10AM
San Francisco Wine School, 415 Grand Ave. South San Francisco
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $895.00

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LEVEL 2: San Francisco

 

8 Mondays starting September 14, 2020, 6-8PM
Exam November 30, 2020 6-7PM
No class Columbus Day October 12
St Francis Yacht Club, 700 Marina Blvd. San Francisco
Register by September 4, 2020
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $850.00

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GREATER BOSTON

LEVEL 2: Boston - Weeknights

8 Mondays starting September 14, 2020, 6-8PM
Exam November 30, 2020 6-7PM
No class Columbus Day October 12
Commonwealth WIne School, 81 Mt. Auburn St Harvard Square
Register by September 4, 2020
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $850.00

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ONLINE

LEVEL 2 Wine: Online

LEVEL 2 Wine Online
Course runs July 6-August 9, 2020
Registration closes June 28, 2020.

Exam can be done online or in person on August 26, 2020 in Boston or September 11, 2020 in San Francisco
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

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FUTURE SESSIONS

LEVEL 2 Wine: Online

LEVEL 2 Wine Online
Course runs July 20-August 23, 2020
Registration closes July 12, 2020.

Exam can be done online or in person on August 26, 2020 in Boston or September 11, 2020 in San Francisco
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $699.00

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LEVEL 1: FOUNDATIONS

Understanding Wines: Explaining Style & Quality

The WSET Level 1 course offers a true beginner’s overview of wine, and is geared to anyone with an interest in wine for personal enjoyment or launching a professional career.  It’s a particularly good starting point for people just beginning to work in restaurants, hospitality, or retail.  Level 1 is a fun way to get up to speed on what wine is and how it differs by style.

WHAT’S COVERED

The Level 1 course provides a systematized way of learning about and tasting wine, focusing on knowledge that is practical, hands-on, and designed to build a foundation for future exploration. The course will introduce you to basics of wine, broad different styles, simple storage and service rules, and easy techniques for pairing wine with a range of foods.

At the end of the course, you’ll complete a short, multiple-choice exam, and upon passing, will receive a Level 1 WSET certificate.

This course comes with a proprietary WSET wine workbook.

LEVEL 1 UPCOMING CLASSES

SAN FRANCISCO AREA

Level 1 - San Francisco

WSET Level 1
Sunday, August 23 from 9:30AM-4:30PM
45-minute Exam same day at end of class

ENROLL BY AUGUST 19, 2020
San Francisco WIne School
415 Grand Ave in South San Francisco

Cost is $350.00

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GREATER BOSTON


ONLINE

Level 1 Wine - Online

LEVEL 1 Wine Online
Course runs July 20-August, 2020
Registration closes July 12, 2020.
Exam can be done online August 16, 2020
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $369.00

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Summary
WSET Level 2 and Level 1 Courses
Service Type
WSET Level 2 and Level 1 Courses
Provided by
Grape Experience WIne & Spirit School,
229 Brannan St,San Francisco,California-94107,
Telephone No.4153090761
Area
San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Boston
Description
WSET Levels 1 and 2 are the perfect starting places to begin wine education. In fact if you already know a little about wine you should start at WSET Level 2. Grape Experience WSET Level 2 courses build confidence, knowledge and enthusiasm in wine.
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