The American Wine School offers two ways to learn online: Virtual instructor-led classes taught by American Wine School educators and WSET Global Classroom self-paced courses.


Taught in real-time, students meet weekly online at specific dates and times just like an in-person classroom. These classroom lectures are led by live instructors in real time and are identical to our face-to-face instruction with one exception; students are responsible for purchasing the wines for the course. During the course, students are able to ask questions, chat with other candidates, and submit tasting notes for one-on-one feedback. Virtual sessions are recorded for candidates who might miss a class or want to listen to a lecture again.


For those candidates who cannot attend class or prefer to study at home, the American Wine School offers WSET Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 as at-home, self-study programs via WSET’s Online Global Classroom. The Global Classroom option gives candidates who cannot attend class, another option for participating. The price includes the study materials, exam fee, and online learning fees. Global Classrooms do not have instructor-led lectures. Instead, the course utilizes videos, quizzes, and activities to deliver content and assess knowledge throughout the course.

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