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Napa and Northern California's WSET WineSchool
Napa Valley Wine Academy is proud to be an approved program provider of the internationally recognized WSET® (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) wine courses and Sommelier courses in Napa Valley and Northern California. Our Napa and Northern California based wine tastings, courses, and workshops are ideal for both the wine enthusiast and wine industry professionals alike. Whether you are a casual wine drinker eager to learn more about wine and spirits or a wine professional looking to take your wine knowledge and career to the next level we offer a course that is right for you.
The Wine and Spirit Education Trust provides high-quality education in wines and spirits to more than 43,000 people every year around the globe. It was established in London in 1969 and currently offers its prestigious wine courses in over 55 countries and 16 languages. The WSET® has become the foremost international organization in the field of wines and spirits education, and offers a suite of sought after qualifications that are considered to be the gold standard in wine education.
Whether you want to learn about wine, for business or pleasure, our wine certification classes, workshops, and tastings are perfect for you. Our wine school combines the unparalleled knowledge and passion of our instructors, with a friendly, approachable style, making our Napa and Northern California wine education programs fun, rewarding, and informative.Find out more now
Online WSET Wine Classes
Napa Valley Wine Academy offers both the WSET® Level 2 (Intermediate) and WSET® Level 3 (Advanced) Courses in an online setting. Students register through Napa Valley Wine Academy, take classes in an online global classroom under the watchful eye of a WSET® tutor, and then sit their exam(s) at our center in Napa. For the Advanced Courses, students also attend in-class Course Days in Napa for in-depth instruction on the systematic approach to tasting.
The courses are structured, interactive learning programs, but offer the freedom of flexible scheduling. Students log-in whenever it is convenient (at least once a week or every two weeks, depending on the course), review the summary of weekly or biweekly topics, study, complete activities and tasting exercises, post responses and participate in online class discussion.
Upon registration, students receive course materials from Napa Valley Wine Academy by FedEx and an e-mail from WSET® with log-in instructions for the online classroom. The online-classroom site includes a course calendar of topics covered each week, the required background reading, activities for each topic, tasting assignments (students must purchase their own wine) and quizzes. The activities and tasting assignments require students to post responses. Students may view classmates’ responses and the exchange with the instructor only if they themselves post a response; interaction is critical to success in this course.
Find out more:The WSET® Level 2 (Intermediate) Online Course includes five interactive classes over a five-week period.The WSET® Level 3 (Advanced) Online Course includes eight interactive classes over a 16-week period.
A fresh new take on wine & spirits education:
We take you outside of the standard classroom and into winery and food centers that place you closer to the subject matter at hand.
• Classes include fun, on-site activities that promote learning
• Energetic and knowledgeable instructors who have been in the business for decades
• Interactive learning techniques to help you obtain WSET® certifications
• Regionally respected wine selections tasted
I really enjoyed the WSET class and will recommend it to anyone else seeking to learn more about wine.
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