WSET Level 1 by Grape Experience


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San Francisco Wine School

A BEGINNER'S OVERVIEW OF WINE: A one-day intensive to begin your journey into wine and spirits. 

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 particularly good 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 basics of wine, broad different styles, simple storage and service rules, and easy techniques for pairing wine with a range of foods. 

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

This course comes with a proprietary WSET wine workbook.

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Enrollment includes


Session 1  Feb 11 - Class  10:30am - 5pm Sunday
Feb 25 - Exam
9am - 10am


San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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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. 


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. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their 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. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and 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—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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