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 Wine: Online with Live Sessions & Tasting Kits

Course runs August 17-September 21, 2022
Live Webinars: Tuesdays, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7 and 9/21 from 10am-11:30am Pacific Tine.
Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the 6-week session.

Exam will be online Sunday, October 2, 2022 at noon Pacific, or can be arranged in person at a later date.

Course Features:

  • Students have 12 month access to an Online Learning Platform where you can access lectures (live & recorded), activities, and practice quizzes 24/7.

  • Students have access to a “Course Community” where they can discuss content with the instructor and other students.

  • All students receive a hard copy of the proprietary WSET Level 2 Study Pack which includes a textbook, work book, and Systematic Approach to Tasting laminated card.

  • Our dedicated WSET course instructors will be available to answer questions and comments, as well as provide feedback on assignments for the duration of the course.

  • A 12-wine tasting kit (187mL bottles) is included the price of the course.

Wine Tasting:
Students will receive a code for a free Wine Tasting Kit consisting of twelve 187mL bottles through Master the World ($200 value). Students will practice tasting live with their instructor and will post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.

This class is jointly run with Commonwealth Wine School. Price includes all study materials, wine kits, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Sorry, Sold Out.

Future Sessions

LEVEL 2 Wine: Online with Live Sessions & Tasting Kits

Course runs September 6-October 11, 2022
Live Webinars: Tuesdays, 9/13, 9/29, 9/27 and 10/11 from 9am-10:30am Pacific Tine.
Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the 6-week session.

Exam will be online Sunday, October 16, 2022 at noon Pacific, or can be arranged in person at a later date.

Course Features:

  • Students have 12 month access to an Online Learning Platform where you can access lectures (live & recorded), activities, and practice quizzes 24/7.

  • Students have access to a “Course Community” where they can discuss content with the instructor and other students.

  • All students receive a hard copy of the proprietary WSET Level 2 Study Pack which includes a textbook, work book, and Systematic Approach to Tasting laminated card.

  • Our dedicated WSET course instructors will be available to answer questions and comments, as well as provide feedback on assignments for the duration of the course.

  • A 12-wine tasting kit (187mL bottles) is included the price of the course.

Wine Tasting:
Students will receive a code for a free Wine Tasting Kit consisting of twelve 187mL bottles through Master the World ($200 value). Students will practice tasting live with their instructor and will post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.

This class is jointly run with Commonwealth Wine School. Price includes all study materials, wine kits, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Sorry, Sold Out.

Future Sessions

LEVEL 2: San Francisco - Weekends

Class runs September 25 and October-1, 9:30AM-5:00PM & October 2  9AM-1PM
ENROLL BY September 18, 2022

One Hour Exam October 16, 2022 online at noon Pacific Time
(alternate exam dates and in person paper-based exams are also available)
San Francisco Wine School, 415 Grand Ave. South San Francisco

You must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID 19 to enroll in this course.  Proof will be requested at first session 

Cost is $895.00





Online

WSET D6 Class LEVEL 2 Wine: Online

LEVEL 2 Wine Online
Course runs August 22-September 25, 2022
Registration closes August 13, 2022 at 5pm Pacific Time

Exam can be done online on October 2, 2022 at noon or in person at a later date
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage


Sorry, Sold Out.

Future Sessions


WSET D6 Class LEVEL 2 Wine: Online with Live Sessions & Tasting Kits

Course runs August 17-September 21, 2022
Live Webinars: Tuesdays, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7 and 9/21 from 10am-11:30am Pacific Tine.
Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the 6-week session.

Exam will be online Sunday, October 2, 2022 at noon Pacific, or can be arranged in person at a later date.

Course Features:

  • Students have 12 month access to an Online Learning Platform where you can access lectures (live & recorded), activities, and practice quizzes 24/7.

  • Students have access to a “Course Community” where they can discuss content with the instructor and other students.

  • All students receive a hard copy of the proprietary WSET Level 2 Study Pack which includes a textbook, work book, and Systematic Approach to Tasting laminated card.

  • Our dedicated WSET course instructors will be available to answer questions and comments, as well as provide feedback on assignments for the duration of the course.

  • A 12-wine tasting kit (187mL bottles) is included the price of the course.

Wine Tasting:
Students will receive a code for a free Wine Tasting Kit consisting of twelve 187mL bottles through Master the World ($200 value). Students will practice tasting live with their instructor and will post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.

This class is jointly run with Commonwealth Wine School. Price includes all study materials, wine kits, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

WSET D6 Class LEVEL 2 Wine: Online with Live Sessions & Tasting Kits

Course runs September 6-October 11, 2022
Live Webinars: Tuesdays, 9/13, 9/29, 9/27 and 10/11 from 9am-10:30am Pacific Tine.
Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the 6-week session.

Exam will be online Sunday, October 16, 2022 at noon Pacific, or can be arranged in person at a later date.

Course Features:

  • Students have 12 month access to an Online Learning Platform where you can access lectures (live & recorded), activities, and practice quizzes 24/7.

  • Students have access to a “Course Community” where they can discuss content with the instructor and other students.

  • All students receive a hard copy of the proprietary WSET Level 2 Study Pack which includes a textbook, work book, and Systematic Approach to Tasting laminated card.

  • Our dedicated WSET course instructors will be available to answer questions and comments, as well as provide feedback on assignments for the duration of the course.

  • A 12-wine tasting kit (187mL bottles) is included the price of the course.

Wine Tasting:
Students will receive a code for a free Wine Tasting Kit consisting of twelve 187mL bottles through Master the World ($200 value). Students will practice tasting live with their instructor and will post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.

This class is jointly run with Commonwealth Wine School. Price includes all study materials, wine kits, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

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 Wine - Online Live Zoom Sessions & Tasting Kits

Course runs August 18-September 8, 2022
Live Webinars: Mondays 8/25, 9/1, 9/88 from 10-11am Pacific Time.
Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the 4-week session.
Exam will be online Sunday, September 11, 2022 at noon Pacific Time or can be arranged in person at a later date.

Course Features:

  • Students have 12 month access to an Online Learning Platform where you can access lectures (live and recorded), activities, and practice quizzes 24/7.
  • Students have access to a “Course Community” where they can discuss content with the instructor and other students.

  • Our dedicated WSET course instructors will be available to answer questions and comments, as well as provide feedback on assignments for the duration of the course.

  • A 6 wine tasting kit (187mL bottles) is included the price of the course.

Wine Tasting:
Students will receive a code for a free Wine Tasting Kit consisting of six 187mL bottles through Master the World ($100 value). Students will practice tasting live with their instructor and can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.

This class is jointly run with Commonwealth Wine School
Price includes all study materials, wine kits, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $350.00

Level 1 Wine - Online Live Zoom Sessions & Tasting Kits

Course runs September 7-21, 2022
Live Webinars: Mondays 9/14, 9/19, 9/28 from 8-9am Pacific Time.
Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the 4-week session.
Exam will be online Sunday, October 2, 2022 at noon Pacific Time or can be arranged in person at a later date.

Course Features:

  • Students have 12 month access to an Online Learning Platform where you can access lectures (live and recorded), activities, and practice quizzes 24/7.
  • Students have access to a “Course Community” where they can discuss content with the instructor and other students.

  • Our dedicated WSET course instructors will be available to answer questions and comments, as well as provide feedback on assignments for the duration of the course.

  • A 6 wine tasting kit (187mL bottles) is included the price of the course.

Wine Tasting:
Students will receive a code for a free Wine Tasting Kit consisting of six 187mL bottles through Master the World ($100 value). Students will practice tasting live with their instructor and can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.

This class is jointly run with Commonwealth Wine School
Price includes all study materials, wine kits, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $350.00

Level 1 - San Francisco

Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 9:30AM-4:30PM
Exam September 24, 2022 at noon online
San Francisco Wine School, 415 Grand Ave in South San Francisco

ENROLL BY September 7, 2022
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

You must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID 19 to enroll in this course.  Proof will be requested at first session 

Cost is $420.00



Online

WSET D6 Class Level 1 Wine - Online

Level 1 Wine Online
Course runs August 22-September 18, 2022
Registration closes August 13, 2022 at 5pm Pacific Time.
Exam can be done online September 25, 2022 at noon or in person at a later date
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Sorry, Sold Out.

Future Sessions

WSET D6 Class Level 1 Wine - Online

Level 1 Wine Online
Course runs September 5-October 10, 2022
Registration closes August 27, 2022 at 5pm Pacific Time.
Exam can be done online October 16, 2022 at noon or in person at a later date
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage


Cost is $369.00


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