WSET Level 2 by Grape Experience

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San Francisco Wine School

WSET by Grape Experience

WELCOME TO THE WINE & SPIRITS WORLD: An entry-level weekend program to support customer service and sales functions in the hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries. 

This entry-level certification program, offered by Grape Experience, Northern California's leading provider of WSET certifications, 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.

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About the Certification & Exam
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SESSION DATES & TIME

Session 1 Mar 5 - Class  10am - 5pm Sunday
Mar 11 - Class
10am - 5pm
Saturday
Mar 12 - Class
1 - 5pm
Sunday
Mar 26 - Exam
1 - 2pm Sunday
Session 2 June 4 - Class 10am - 5pm Sunday
June 10 - Class
10am - 5pm
Saturday
June 11 - Class 1 - 5pm Sunday
June 25 - Exam 10 - 11am Sunday
Session 3 Oct 14 - Class 10am - 5pm Saturday
Oct 15 - Class 10am - 5pm Sunday
Oct 22 - Class 1 - 5pm Sunday
Oct 28 - Exam 1 - 2pm Saturday

 

LOCATION

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

Unit 1:        Systematic tasting technique, wine service and storage

Unit 2:        Factors influencing the style quality and price of wine, label terminology

Unit 3:        Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – the grapes and wine style differences from around the world – the basics on Burgundy

Unit 4:        Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc – the grapes and wine style differences from around the world – the basics on Bordeaux

Unit 5:        Syrah/Shiraz, Grenache and Riesling – the grapes and wine style differences from around the world – the basics on the Rhone and Germany

Unit 6:        Other Important White Grape Varieties/Wines, Sweet Wines

Unit 7:        Other Important Black Grape Varietals/Wines

Unit 8:        Sparkling & Fortified wines (Sherry and Port), Questions on Spirits

Unit 9:        Exam: 1 hour, 50 multiple-choice questions.

Each session includes tasting of at least five wines. 


ABOUT THE CERTIFICATION & EXAM

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 2 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 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


ABOUT GRAPE EXPERIENCE

Led by Adam Chase, DWS, Grape Experience is a WSET educational powerhouse. With a WSET Level 2 pass rate of 95%, we believe no one else better prepares students for this popular certification.  Grape Experience has been honored with the prestigious Wine Educator of the Year Award from the WSET.


ENROLLMENT INCLUDES

  • Exam Fees
  • WSET Text Book


REQUIREMENTS

All attendees must be 21+ years


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ABOUT

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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