Excellence In Wine Education Since 2001

More than 15,000 wine enthusiasts have attended American Wine School classes, educational events and tastings held in seven states.


Whether you know a little or a lot about wine, American Wine School provides a systematic approach that can help you build your wine knowledge.

For consumers and professionals alike, American Wine School offers an internationally recognized program of study through its affiliation with the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Currently, Levels 1, 2 & 3 of this program are offered in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Chicago. WSET Level 4 in Wines & Spirits is only offered in Chicago.


Learn to swirl, sniff and sip like a pro, while acquiring a true understanding of the tasting process. No experience is required to start, but so much will be gained when you do.

  • Internationally recognized program of study

  • Innovative WSET digital learning options

  • Knowledgable instructors in multiple cities nationwide

Register for an introductory class today, or contact us to learn more about obtaining a WSET qualification.


Whether you know a little or a lot about wine, the American Wine School has a class that is right for you. Our introductory classes are fun and interactive with lots of opportunity to meet new wine friends and learn about new and favorite grapes.

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Easy and simple to use, (you don’t have to be a technical geek to join) the American Wine School’s Digital Wine program is designed and taught by Marianne Frantz, owner & founder of  American Wine School.

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WSET® is an internationally recognized program designed to provide high-quality education and sought-after qualifications in wines and spirits members of the trade (or those intending to join it) as well as for the interested consumer.

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For those candidates who cannot attend class or prefer to study at home, American Wine School offers WSET Level 1, 2 & Level 3 as at-home study programs via WSET’s Online Learning program.

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This is a specialist qualification where detailed knowledge is combined with commercial factors and a thorough system for the professional evaluation of wines and spirits. The qualification will prepare those who are required to make managerial decisions, interpret information and have a thorough understanding of market trends and requirements in a variety of trade and industry sectors.

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