WSET by Grape Experience Levels 1, 2, & 3


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San Francisco Wine School

WSET by Grape Experience Levels 1, 2 & 3 

A WINE INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT: Immerse yourself in every major wine region and earn all three valuable Global Wine credentials!

WSET Level 1 is a day-long intensive program that is geared to anyone with an interest in wine for personal enjoyment or launching a professional career.  The 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. 

WSET Level 2 covers wines and spirits of the world. The focus is on how to professionally taste wine, factors that influence style, quality and price, and an in-depth review of major grape varieties and wine types. Wine tasting is a part of every session with over 40 wines tasted during the program.

WSET Level 3 course is one of the most globally-recognized achievements in the wine industry.
Level 3 Certificate is geared towards wine professionals or people interested in entering the wine industry, especially those looking for increased responsibility, leadership, and decision-making.  Wine enthusiasts with a serious commitment and passion will also enjoy this course, as it is interactive and customized to individual class dynamics and interests. 

In this newly-revised program, we’ll embark on an in-depth examination—and systematic tasting program—of every major world wine region.  For each region we examine the soil, climate, viticulture and winemaking factors that impact wine style, quality, and price. We’ll also cover additional types of wine, including fortified and sparkling wines, as well as spirits and liqueurs. Systematic wine tasting is a part of every session, with more than 90 wines tasted in the course.

Register here to take all three courses in sequence for a discount, or take them individually, depending on your needs!

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Enrollment includes


WSET Level 1 Feb 5 - Class
10:30am - 5pm
Feb 26 - Exam
11 - 12pm
WSET Level 2
Mar 5 - Class
10am - 5pm
Mar 11 - Class
10am - 5pm
Mar 12 - Class
1 - 5pm
Mar 26 - Exam
1 - 2pm
WSET Level 3  Apr 2 - Class  10am - 5pm Sunday
Apr 9 - Class 
10am - 5pm
Apr 16
Apr 23 - Class 
10am - 5pm
Apr 30 - Class 
10am - 5pm
May 7 - Class 
10am - 5pm
May 21 - Exam
10am - 12pm



San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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    Registration and payments must be completed before the start of the program. Seats are not secured until payment is received.


    The Wine & Spirit Education Trust, or WSET, was founded in London in 1969 and is regarded as one of the world's leading providers of wine education. WSET Levels 1, 2 and 3 are a great way for anyone who works in wine, wants a career in the wine industry or has a serious interest in the subject to deepen their knowledge.

    After the WSET Level 1 course, you’ll meet for a short, multiple-choice exam, and upon passing, will receive a Level 1 WSET certificate.

    WSET Level 2 concludes with a one-hour, 50 multiple choice examination. Students who earn a passing score of 55% (27 correct answers) will receive a WSET Level 2 Award. Students who earn a score of 70% - 84% pass with Merit. Those who earn a score of 85% or above pass with Distinction

    The exam for Level 3 is in two parts: A 30 minute blind wine tasting and then a 1 hour and 45 minute theory exam with multiple-choice and short answer questions. Students who successfully pass a final examination, including the written and tasting portions, are entitled to the title “WSET Level 3 Certified” and to use the WSET logo on their professional materials.


    Led by Adam Chase, DWS, Grape Experience is a WSET educational powerhouse and has been honored with the prestigious Wine Educator of the Year Award from the WSET.


    • Exam Fees
    • WSET Text Book


    All attendees must be 21+ years


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    San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Classes are taught in our state of the art wine education center and our cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines.

    San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Our brand new sunlight-filled Wine Education Center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. It boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events.

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