Intro to Wine,
Level I
Intro to Wine,
Level II
WSET
Level I
WSET
Level II
WSET
Level III
CSW Program
Difficulty Novice Novice/
Intermediate
Novice Intermediate Advanced Intermediate/
Advanced
Learning Objectives
Regionally Recognized Qualification Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Globally Recognized Qualification Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tasting: Theoretical Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tasting: Practical (Tasting) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Grape Growing (Viticulture) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Grape Varieties: Primary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Grape Varieties: Secondary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winemaking (Viniculture) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Still Wine Production Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sparkling Wine Production Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fortified Wine Production Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wine Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Wine Styles: Theoretical Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wine Styles: Practical (Tasting) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wine Faults: Theoretical Yes
Wine Regions:
France Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Italy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Portugal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Greece Yes Yes
Germany Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes
Eastern Europe Yes Yes
United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
South America Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Australia/New Zealand Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Africa Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Structure of US Wine Industry Yes
Contribution of Wine to Health Yes Yes Yes
Wine Service in Dining Environment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Philosophy of Terroir: Theoretical Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Philosophy of Terroir: Practical (Tasting) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aging & Decanting Wine: Theoretical Yes Yes Yes
Aging & Decanting Wine: Practical (Tasting) Yes
Wine Cellaring Yes Yes Yes Yes
Food & Wine Pairing: Theoretical Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Food & Wine Pairing: Practical (Tasting) Yes
Spirits & Liqueurs: Theoretical Yes Yes
Distillation Yes Yes
Spirit Styles Yes Yes
Social & Professional Responsibility Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cost $399 $249 $269 $699 $1,275 $999
Timeframe 8 x 2-hour
sessions
4 x 2-hour
sessions
1 x 8-hour
session
2 x 8-hour
sessions
1-hour review session
4 x 7-hour sessions
1 x 2-hour review session
5 x 8-hour
sessions