BOSTON WINE & SPIRITS SCHOOL

WSET programs in Boston and its surrounding areas

Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School offers WSET programs in Boston and its surrounding areas, attracting students from all across New England, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and beyond. Click below to learn more about each course.

UPCOMING WSET CLASSES IN BOSTON

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 2: Boston - Weeknights

8 Mondays starting February April 5, 2021, 6-8PM
Exam June 7, 2021 6-7PM
Commonwealth WIne School, 35 Dunster St, Cambridge – Harvard Square
Register by April 3, 2021
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $850.00

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LEVEL 3

LEVEL 3 - Boston

15 Tuesdays plus exam starting June 1, 2021 6:00PM-8:15PM
No class July 27 or August 3
Exam Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 6PM
Commonwealth Wine School, 35 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA
Cost: $1595
Tuition includes WSET study pack, all wines, class materials and exam

Cost is $1,595.00

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DIPLOMA - NEW STUDENTS - UNITS 1 & 2

Diploma Units D1 and D2 Online - Boston Students

Starts April 12, 2021 and runs through October 27, 2021
Deadline to enroll is April 2, 2021
D1 Exam is July 29, 2021 at 9:30AM
D2 Exam is October 27, 2021 at 11:30AM

Price includes all study materials, D1 and D2 examinations (one attempt), tuition, and three years registration in the Diploma program

Cost is $1,975.00

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Diploma Units D1 and D2 Online - Boston Students

Starts June 7, 2021 and runs through October 27, 2021
Deadline to enroll is May 30, 2021
D1 Exam is July 29, 2021 at 9:30AM
D2 Exam is October 27, 2021 at 11:30AM

Price includes all study materials, D1 and D2 examinations (one attempt), tuition, and three years registration in the Diploma program

Cost is $1,975.00

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DIPLOMA - NEW STUDENTS - UNIT 1

Diploma Units D1 and D2 Online - Boston Students

Starts April 12, 2021 and runs through October 27, 2021
Deadline to enroll is April 2, 2021
D1 Exam is July 29, 2021 at 9:30AM
D2 Exam is October 27, 2021 at 11:30AM

Price includes all study materials, D1 and D2 examinations (one attempt), tuition, and three years registration in the Diploma program

Cost is $1,975.00

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Diploma Units D1 and D2 Online - Boston Students

Starts June 7, 2021 and runs through October 27, 2021
Deadline to enroll is May 30, 2021
D1 Exam is July 29, 2021 at 9:30AM
D2 Exam is October 27, 2021 at 11:30AM

Price includes all study materials, D1 and D2 examinations (one attempt), tuition, and three years registration in the Diploma program

Cost is $1,975.00

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DIPLOMA - NEW STUDENTS - UNIT 2

Diploma Units D1 and D2 Online - Boston Students

Starts April 12, 2021 and runs through October 27, 2021
Deadline to enroll is April 2, 2021
D1 Exam is July 29, 2021 at 9:30AM
D2 Exam is October 27, 2021 at 11:30AM

Price includes all study materials, D1 and D2 examinations (one attempt), tuition, and three years registration in the Diploma program

Cost is $1,975.00

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Diploma Units D1 and D2 Online - Boston Students

Starts June 7, 2021 and runs through October 27, 2021
Deadline to enroll is May 30, 2021
D1 Exam is July 29, 2021 at 9:30AM
D2 Exam is October 27, 2021 at 11:30AM

Price includes all study materials, D1 and D2 examinations (one attempt), tuition, and three years registration in the Diploma program

Cost is $1,975.00

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DIPLOMA - EXISTING STUDENTS - UNIT 3

D3 - Boston Traditional & Online Combination

Diploma D3 Combination Traditional & Online Course
April 10-11, April 24-25 (both via Zoom), May 15-16, June 12-13, September 18-19, 2021 – all from 9:00AM-5:00PM
Online Course runs April 26- October 10, 2021

THEORY EXAM: October 28, 2021 from 11AM-3:30PM
TASTING EXAM: October 29, 2021 from 10:30AM-2:30PM
Enroll by March 7, 2021
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $3,350.00

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D3 - Boston Traditional Course

D3 Traditional Course:
April 10-11, April 24-25 (both via Zoom), May 15-16, June 12-13, September 18-19, 2021 – all from 9:00AM-5:00PM
THEORY EXAM: October 28, 2021 from 11AM-3:30PM
TASTING EXAM: October 29, 2021 from 10:30AM-2:30PM
Enroll by March 1, 2021
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $2,875.00

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D3 - Boston Online Course

Diploma D3 Online – April 26, 2021 – October 10, 2021
THEORY EXAM: October 28, 2021 from 11AM-3:30PM
TASTING EXAM: October 29, 2021 from 10:30AM-2:30PM
Enroll by April 18, 2021
Price includes all study materials other than wine, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $2,475.00

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DIPLOMA - EXISTING STUDENTS - UNIT 6

D5 Fortified Wine - Traditional Course Via Zoom

Meets April 17-18 and May 1-2, 2021 from 10AM-12:30PM Pacific (1-3:30pm Eastern)
4 Zoom Sessions with Wine purchased by the candidate via Online platform
90-Minute Exam June 8, 2021 at 3:30PM
Enroll by March 20, 2020
Price includes all non-wine study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $815.00

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D5 - Boston Combination Live Zoom & Online

Traditional course meets from 1-3:30pm on April 17-18 and May 1-2, 2021
Online runs April 19-May 23, 2021
90-Minute Exam June 8, 2021 at 3:30PM
Deadline to enroll is March 20, 2021

Price includes all non-wine study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $975.00

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D5 Fortified Wine - Boston Online

Runs April 19-May 23, 2021
90-Minute Exam June 8, 2021 at 3:30PM
Deadline to enroll is March 30, 2021
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $880.00

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SAKE - LEVEL 1

Sake Level 1 Live Via Zoom

March 13-14, 2021 10AM-1PM Pacific and 1PM-4PM Eastern Time
Exam Online March 20, 2021 at noon
Cost: $275

WSET Sake Level 1 presented in Live Online Classroom via Zoom.
This is an introductory class in the main styles and types of sake. Sakes will be available to pick up or have shipped to you but are not part of tuition
What you’ll learn:
  • The basic principles of sake production
  • The main types and styles of sake
  • How to serve sake
  • Factors affecting the flavor of sake
FAQ:
Can I join from any location?
Yes, but you must sit for the exam at one of our exam locations, San Francisco or Boston.
Do I have to log on at a specific time?
Yes, You will need to log in to the link provided at the specified time.
Is Sake included in cost?

No, but we will provide you will a suggested tasting list and guide you through tasting in class.

Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $275.00

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SAKE - LEVEL 3

SAKE LEVEL 3 Boston Via Zoom

March 21, 28, April 11, 18 & 25, 2021 from 1-4pm
NO CLASS April 4
In Person Tasting Review & Exam May 16 from 10AM – 3PM
Register by March 12, 2021
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage 
Sakes to be purchased on your own with recommended samples and providers

What You’ll Learn

  • The main techniques used in sake production and how they influence style and quality
  • The principal and specialty categories of sake
  • The sake industry and commercial importance of sake in the Japanese and export markets
  • The principles behind the storage, selection and service of sake
  • How to taste sake and evaluate quality, identity and price, using WSET’s Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake®

Classes will be held in five 3 hour sessions on Zoom. There will be 1 in person theory review and tasting session prior to examination date.

FAQs

Can I join from any location?

Yes, but you must sit for the exam at one of our exam locations, San Francisco or Boston.

Do I have to log on at a specific time?

Yes, You will need to log in to the link provided at the specified time.

Is Sake included in cost?

No, but we will provide you will a suggested tasting list and guide you through tasting in class.

Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

 

Cost is $725.00

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SPIRITS - LEVEL 2

WSET SPIRITS LEVEL 2 - Online

Level 2 Spirits Online
Runs March 15-April 18, 2021
Exam Online April 25, 2021 or in person at a later date
Enroll by March 7, 2021 by noon Pacific Time
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage within the United States

Cost is $715.00

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