BEGINNER WINE COURSES

WSET Levels 1 and 2

Overview of Levels 1 and 2

Grape Experience offers two WSET beginner wine education courses that are open to anyone.

No experience is required for either WSET Level

  • WSET Level 1 and WSET Level 2 are equally great starting points if you are seeking a career change, a promotion or 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, start with Level 2.

WSET LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN WINES

  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 course offers 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 

For the complete specification for this course click here

Level 2 details and upcoming classes

San Francisco Bay Area

LEVEL 2: San Francisco - Weekends

Class runs September 18-19, 9:30AM-5:00PM & September 25, 9AM-1PM
ENROLL BY September 12, 2021 

One Hour Exam October 2, 2021 online at noon Pacific Time
(in person paper-based exams are also available)

San Francisco Wine School, 415 Grand Ave. South San Francisco

Cost is $895.00



Boston

LEVEL 2: Boston - Weeknights

8 Mondays starting August 16, 2021, 6-8PM
(no class Labor Day Sept 6 or Columbus day Oct 11)
October 25, 2021 6-7PM
Commonwealth WIne School, 35 Dunster St, Cambridge – Harvard Square
Register by August 5, 2021
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $850.00




Online

WSET D6 Class LEVEL 2 Wine: Online

LEVEL 2 Wine Online
Course runs July 5-Aug 8, 2021
Registration closes June 20, 2021 at noon Pacific Time

Exam can be done online on August 14, 2021 at noon or in person at a later date
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $699.00



WSET LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN WINE

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.

For the complete specification for this course click here

Level 1 details and upcoming classes

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.

 

San Francisco Bay Area

Level 1 - San Francisco

Saturday, September 11 from 9:30AM-4:30PM
Exam September 12, 2021 at 10am online
San Francisco Wine School, 415 Grand Ave in South San Francisco

ENROLL BY September 1, 2021
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $420.00


Boston

Level 1 - Boston Area

Saturday, September 11 from 9:30AM-4:30PM
Exam September 12, 2021 at 10am online
Commonwealth WIne School, 35 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA

ENROLL BY September 1, 2021
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $420.00



Online

WSET D6 Class Level 1 Wine - Online

LEVEL 1 Wine Online
Course runs June 21-July 18, 2021
Registration closes June 13, 2021 at noon Pacific Time.
Exam can be done online July 24, 2021 at noon or in person at a later date
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

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