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

 

Starts September 10, 2019 and runs 6 Tuesdays from 6-9:00PM
No class October 8
Exam Tuesday October 29 from 6-7:15pm
Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco

Cost is $850.00

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GREATER BOSTON

LEVEL 2: Boston - Weeknights

9 Wedensdays starting September 18, 2019 6:00-8:00PM
Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE)
No class October 9
Exam December 4 from 6-7pm

TOTAL COST is $830
Contact BCAE to pay $535 Course fee at 617-267-4430
Before the first class pay remaining $305 materials fee below

Cost is $305.00

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ONLINE

LEVEL 2 Wine: Online

Class runs September 9 – October 6, 2019
Registration closes August 30, 2019.

Cost is $695.00

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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


GREATER BOSTON

Level 1 - Boston

WSET Level 1
Saturday September 7, 2019 from 9:30AM-4:00PM
Exam at 4PM on same day
City Winery Boston
80 Beverly Street, Boston

Cost is $365.00

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ONLINE

Level 1 Wine - Online

LEVEL 1 Wine Online
September 9, 2019

Cost is $295.00

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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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