Some people think that wine classes are just another reason to enjoy wine; however, this is actually the best way to hone your wine tasting abilities. There are many books out there that can help you get started refining your palate,but, the best way to learn is actually tasting the differences in wines and discussing them with sommelier experts. Whether you enjoy drinking different varieties of wine, collect wine, or want to begin drinking and collecting, WSET classes are for you.

What is WSET?

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is a global organization that creates courses and exams all centered around wine. The WSET was founded in 1969 and has its headquarters in London. Our organization is regarded as one of the world’s leading providers on wine education.

Where can you take WSET classes to become a certified somollier?

Capital Wine School in Washington, DC has on-campus and online WSET classes available for you. We provide different levels of WSET classes:

  • WSET Level 1 Wine Certification Course: These classes are designed for those who are new to wine and the hospitality business. You don’t need to have any previous experience with wine. The WSET Level 1 is not a prerequisite to taking the WSET Level 2 .
  • WSET Level 2 Wine & Spirits Certification Course: These classes can be taken by beginners who have some experience with fine wines. This qualification is a popular option with wine and spirit employees. This gives you an all-around knowledge of wines. This is also suitable for interested consumers.
  • WSET Level III Wine Certification Course: This class is available once the WSET level 2 courses have been completed or at least the same amount of knowledge to the Wines and Spirits certification course.
  • WSET Diploma (Level IV) Wine Certification Course: This is the last of the WSET classes which will qualify you for senior positions in jobs in the areas of wine. It’s also great for those dedicated wine enthusiasts wanting to be an expert in wine tasting.

If you are ready to have a great wine education foundation, contact us at Capital Wine School, and we can help you find the right WSET classes that work best with your schedule.