This day-long intensive program is geared to anyone with an interest in wine for personal enjoyment or launching a professional career. It’s a great starting point for people just beginning to work in restaurants, hospitality, or retail. Offered by Grape Experience, the most experienced provider of WSET certifications on the West Coast, the Level 1 Certificate program is a fun way to get up to speed on what wine is and how it differs by style.
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 the basics of wine, broad different styles, simple storage and service rules, and easy techniques for pairing wine with a range of foods.
Led by Adam Chase, DWS, Grape Experience is a WSET educational powerhouse and the most experienced provider on the West Coast. Adam won the prestigious Wine Educator of the Year Award from the WSET in 2012 and has been nominated twice since in 2017 and 2018.
2024 Session Dates & Times
Session 1 - Intensive
9:30am - 4:30pm*
45- Minute Multiple Choice Exam at end of class or online at a later date
ENROLL BY February 18, 2024
*Includes 1 hour lunch break. See dining options near us.
This course will not be available on zoom and will not be recorded. You must attend in person.
Apply for scholarship by Dec 31st
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 Level 1 is 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.
The program concludes with a short multiple choice examination. Students who earn a passing score will receive a WSET Level 1 Award.
Are you in need of financial assistance to pay for this program? The Glancy Wine Education Foundation assists those looking to start or advance their career in wine or hospitality with educational scholarships of 60-100% depending on your level of need. Internship opportunites are also available through San Francisco Wine School. Learn More & Apply