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American Wine School


Binny's is teaming up with American Wine School to offer you the same intensive wine education that the pros take. WSET - that's the Wine & Spirits Education Trust – has been around for 45 years. The organization was created to educate wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts all over the world.

As a WSET Approved Program Provider of 12 years, American Wine School offers this internationally recognized program of study across seven states, including Illinois. We are excited to host a series of American Wine School WSET classes at our Lincoln Park store.

This multiple class, academic course is designed to train professional wine staff, so if you're interested in breaking into the industry, or serious about gaining a deeper understanding of wine, this is the class for you.

WSET Level 1

This entry-level course provides basic information on wine. The first course focuses on how wine is made and basic grape varieties. It also teaches you how to blind taste like a pro using the WSET systematic method of tasting. Next up... food and wine pairing and basic service knowledge. During the 2nd class, you will experiment with flavor components of food and wine and learn first-hand how sommeliers pair wine. The third class features a 30 question multiple choice exam to test your new found wine know-how. Perfect for people new to the world of wine, this course results in a WSET Level 1 certificate and is a great starting point for most novice consumers.

This course runs one night per week for three consecutive weeks:

Tuesday Nights, 6-8pm
October 14 & 21
Exam Date Oct 28
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Wednesday Nights, 6-8 pm
October 15 & 22
Exam Date Oct 29
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