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. Last year over 85,487 candidates in over 70 countries took a WSET qualification. For more information on this London-based program, please visit their website at wsetglobal.com.

American Wine School WSET® Courses

WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines

This entry level course provides basic information on basic grape varieties, introduction to wine tasting, food and wine pairing as well as basic service knowledge. Perfect for people new to the world of wine, this course results in a WSET Level 1 Award in Wines certificate and is a great starting point for most novice consumers. The final exam consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. Successful completion of the exam earns students WSET Level 1 Award in Wines certificate.
Locations: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Springfield | Course Fee: $225

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WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits

Designed for beginners, this course will provides hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. The final exam consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. Successful completion of the exams ears students WSET level 1 Award in Spirits certificate.
Locations: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Springfield | Course Fee: $199

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WSET® Level 2 Award in Wine

This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.
Locations: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Springfield | Course Fee: $595

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WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits

This course is perfect for students wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs. The course covers the fundatmentals of spirit production methods, principal raw materials, and the range of key spirit styles. Spirits service and use of spirits in cocktails will also be covered during the course. The course ends with a final exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.
Locations: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Springfield | Course Fee: $595

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WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

This course provides basic information on the wine regions of the world. From labeling laws to climate, soil and grape varieties, WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits certificate is designed to broaden your product knowledge. Crafted with the professional in mind, it’s also perfect for non-professional wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge while obtaining WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits certificate.
Locations: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Springfield | Course Fee: $595

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WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

This course is recommended for those who have earned the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits certificate, or have a good foundation of wine knowledge. In-depth lectures and discussions covering wines and spirits of the world are designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines and spirits of the world and their commercial importance. Successful candidates receive WSET Level 3 Award in Wines certificate.
Locations: Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh | Course Fee: $895

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WSET® Level 4 Diploma in Wines

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. The WSET Diploma aims to provide specialist product knowledge and understanding of the global and domestic markets for wines and spirits and develop a candidate’s ability to present information in a format suitable for business.

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