American Wine School at Binnys

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 14 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.

WSET® Level 2 Wine - Winter 2020

Course Dates: February 11th, 18th, 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th | 6-8:30pm
Exam Date: March 31st | 6-8:30pm

Binny's Lincoln Park

This course provides basic information on the wine regions of the world. From labeling laws to climate, soil and grape varieties, the WSET® Level 2 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 a The WSET® Certificate. Taking the WSET® Level 1 is not a requirement for this course.

Cost: $595.00

WSET® Level 1 Wine - Spring 2020

Course Dates: March 16th & 18th | 6-8pm
Exam Date: March 23rd | 6:00pm

Binny's Lincoln Park

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 certificate and is a great starting point for most novice consumers. No experience required.

Cost: $225.00

WSET® Level 3 Wine - Spring-Summer 2020

Online Course Dates: May 25th – July 26th
Classroom Course Dates: June 2nd, 16th, 30th, July 7th & 21st | 6-8pm
Exam Date: August 4th | 6:00pm

Binny's Lincoln Park

This is a custom-hybrid course recommended for those who have earned the Intermediate Certificate, or have a good foundation of wine knowledge. The class begins with at home study before attending live sessions in Chicago at Binny’s 1720 N. Marcey Street, Chicago. The sessions include review lectures, tastings, exam prep, and a mock exam. Successful candidates receive the Level 3 Certificate of the WSET.

Cost: $895.00

Continuing Education at Binnys