American Wine School is an Approved Program Provider for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). The 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, more than 85,487 candidates in over 70 countries took a WSET qualification.
In Chicago, the American Wine School offers WSET Levels 1,2,3 & Level 4 Diploma. Classes and exams are conducted primarily at two locations in the city; Binny’s in Lincoln Park and the Sofitel in the Gold Coast. All in-person classes begin at 6pm CST and last about 2 hours in duration. In addition to face-to-face classroom instruction in theory and tasting, the AWS offers additional resourses online including pre-recorded lectures, tasting note feedback, and practice quizzes. All in-person courses culminate with an in-person exam.
VACCINE MANDATE ALERT: Before purchasing an in-person class, please be aware that the American Wine School follows all local Covid mandates for in-person gatherings which may or may not require attendees to show photo ID and Vaccine Card and the wearing of masks. Refunds will not be issued for candidates who fail to follow local Covid mandates.