SPIRITS

WSET Levels 1, 2, and 3 Award in Spirits

Overview of Levels 1, 2, and 3

Grape Experience offers all 3 levels of WSET’s suite of spirits courses – both in traditional classroom and online formats. These courses are an excellent way for enthusiasts and professionals to build expertise and confidence in the ever expanding range of spirits from around the world.

WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD IN SPIRITS

A beginner level introduction to spirits for anyone starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits. This course offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. Explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

For the complete specification for this course click here

Level 1 details and upcoming classes

What You’ll Learn

  • The basic principles of spirit production
  • The main types and styles of spirits
  • How to serve spirits
  • Factors affecting the flavor of spirits
  • How to accurately taste and describe spirits using WSET’s Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®

 

 


 

Online

WSET D6 Class

Spirits Level 1 - Online With Live Webinars

Level 1 Spirits Online
Runs July 1-29, 2024.
Live webinar (also recorded) Monday, July 8 from 10am-11am Pacific Time

Exam is 45-minutes August 4, 2024 at noon or in person at a later date to be arranged
Enroll by July 1, 2024
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage
Instructor will provide a list of spirits to purchase for tasting


Cost is $395.00

 


 

WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN SPIRITS

This professional certificate in Spirits is available online and in traditional course format. It’s a great way for trained wine professionals, bar tenders, and others in the industry to deepen their knowledge of spirits and liqueurs. It also provides added depth for spirits lovers and amateur mixologists.

For the complete specification for this course click here

Level 2 details and upcoming classes

 

 

What You’ll Learn

  • How production methods affect the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
  • The characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
  • How to taste and describe spirits using WSET’s Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®

San Francisco Bay Area

WSET SPIRITS LEVEL 2 - Online

Level 2 Spirits Online
Runs July 8-August 11, 2024
1-hour Exam Online August 18, 2024  at noon or in person at a later date
Enroll by June 30, 2024 by 5pm Pacific Time
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage within the United States

Cost is $699.00

LEVEL 2 Spirits Hybrid Course

Course runs August 22-September 26, 2024
Live Webinars: Thursdays, 8/25, 9/5, 9/12 and 9/26 from 10-11:30am Pacific Time.
Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the 6-week session.

Exam will be online SUNDAY, October 6, 2024 at noon Pacific, or can be arranged in person at a later date.
Enroll by August 24, 2024

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 digital copy of the proprietary WSET Level 2 Study Pack which includes a textbook, work book, and Systematic Approach to Tasting 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.

Students will receive a list of Spirits that can be assessed throughout the course. Students will practice tasting live with their instructor and can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. For the complete specification for this course click here

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

Cost is $725.00

 





 

Online

WSET D6 Class

WSET SPIRITS LEVEL 2 - Online

Level 2 Spirits Online
Runs July 8-August 11, 2024
1-hour Exam Online August 18, 2024  at noon or in person at a later date
Enroll by June 30, 2024 by 5pm Pacific Time
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage within the United States

Cost is $699.00


 


 

WSET LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SPIRITS

The WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits is an advanced-level qualification for professionals and enthusiasts wishing to acquire a detailed understanding of the spirits of the world and develop the tasting skills required to accurately describe and evaluate a spirit.

This qualification is intended to build on knowledge and skills gained from the Level 2 Award in Spirits. You’ll acquire a deep theoretical understanding of the techniques used in spirit production, from the processing of raw materials to post-distillation operations. Through a combination of tasting and the application of theoretical knowledge you will learn to explain confidently why spirits look and taste the way they do and how and why they differ from each other.

 

Level 3 details and upcoming classes

What You’ll Learn

  • A detailed understanding of the techniques used in spirit production:
  • Processing of raw materials
  • Alcoholic fermentation
  • Distillation
  • Post-distillation practices
  • Factors affecting the style and quality of spirits, studying eleven core spirit categories in detail: Scotch Whisky, Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Tennessee Whiskey, Cognac, Armagnac, Caribbean rum,Tequila, Mezcal, Vodka, Gin
  • How to taste and evaluate quality of spirits using WSET’s Level 3Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®

 

Online

WSET D6 Class

Spirits Level 3 - Online

Course runs July 8-September 9, 2024
Exam October 22, 2024 at 8:45am in San Francisco
Enroll by June 30, 2024 at 5pm Pacific Time

Course price includes study pack shipped to a US address, access to Online Classroom, one Zoom Tasting Session and one take at Level 3 Spirits exam in person

Cost is $1,455.00