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 at Commonwealth Wine School, Cambridge

8 Wednesday starting October 6, 2021, 6-8PM
(no class November 24)
Exam December 8, 2021 6-7PM
Commonwealth Wine School, 35 Dunster St, Cambridge – Harvard Square
Register by October 1, 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 at Commonwealth Wine School, Cambridge

7 Sundays plus exam starting October 17, 2021 10:00AM-3:15PM
No class November 28
Exam Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 9:30M
Commonwealth Wine School, 35 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA
Cost: $1600
Tuition includes WSET study pack, all wines, class materials and exam

Cost is $1,600.00

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DIPLOMA - NEW STUDENTS - UNITS 1 & 2

Diploma Units D1 and D2 Online - Boston Students

Starts October 4, 2021 and runs through March 9, 2022
Deadline to enroll is September 26, 2021
D1 Exam is January 19, 2022 at 9:30AM
D2 Exam is March 9, 2022 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 October 4, 2021 and runs through March 9, 2022
Deadline to enroll is September 26, 2021
D1 Exam is January 19, 2022 at 9:30AM
D2 Exam is March 9, 2022 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 October 4, 2021 and runs through March 9, 2022
Deadline to enroll is September 26, 2021
D1 Exam is January 19, 2022 at 9:30AM
D2 Exam is March 9, 2022 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 5

D4 Sparkling Wine - Boston In Person Course

Meets September 25-26, 2021
1-5pm on September 25 and 10am-3pm on September 26
90-Minute Exam October 27, 2021 at 1:30PM
Enroll by August 23, 2021 at noon Eastern Daylight Time
Price includes all non-wine study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $0.00

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DIPLOMA - EXISTING STUDENTS - UNIT 6

D5 Fortified Wine - Boston Online

Runs November 8-December 12, 2021
90-Minute Exam January 19, 2022 at 3:30PM (assuming 6 people enroll)
Deadline to enroll is October 31, 2021
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $900.00

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D5 - Boston Combination In Person & Online

Traditional course meets from 10am-4:30pm on December 4-5, 2021
Online runs November 8-December 12, 2021
90-Minute Exam January 19, 2022 at 3:30PM
Deadline to enroll is October 31, 2021

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

Cost is $1,155.00

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D5 Fortified Wine - Boston Traditional Course

Meets December 4-5, 2021 from 10AM-4:30PM
90-Minute Exam January 19, 2022 at 3:30PM
Enroll by November 1, 2021
Price includes all wine study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $995.00

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SAKE - LEVEL 1

Sake Level 1 Boston

October 31, 2021, 10AM-4PM
Exam at day’s end

Enroll by October 15, 2021
Commonwealth Wine School, 81 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA
Price includes all study materials, sake samples, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $425.00

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SAKE - LEVEL 3

SAKE LEVEL 3 Boston Via Zoom

October 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 2021 from 1-4pm

In Person Tasting Review & Exam November 21 from 10AM – 3PM
Register by October 1, 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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SAKE LEVEL 3 Boston

November 6-7, 2021 from 10AM-4PM
Exam Monday, November 8 from 10:00AM-1PM
Commonwealth Wine School, Cambridge, MA
Classes Can also be done via Zoom where students purchase their own Sake and come in person to the final date which will be a review session and exam

Register by October 25, 2021 to ensure you have materials and Online resource access before the first class

Cost is $1,150.00

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SPIRITS - LEVEL 2

WSET SPIRITS LEVEL 2 - Online

Level 2 Spirits Online
Runs October 4-November 7, 2021
Exam Online September 18, 2021 at noon or in person at a later date
Enroll by November 14, 2021 by noon Pacific Time
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage within the United States

Cost is $699.00

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