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Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) at Linfield

WSET Courses at Linfield

WSET provides high-quality education in wines and spirits to more than 94,000 people every year around the globe, making it the biggest and most respected wine education and certification organization of its kind in the world. As a WSET approved program provider, Linfield offers Oregon’s industry professionals, local beverage enthusiasts and Linfield students the opportunity to study and earn WSET awards on campus and online.

 

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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Explore the most common varieties and styles of wine through sight, smell and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines and make food and wine pairings. Great for new wine consumers and those considering a career in the wine industry.

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Level 1 courses

Offered in person

Cost: $350 (Includes wines, course materials and exam.)

Upcoming classes:

Feb. 19, 2023, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Exam: 5 p.m.

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Offered online

Cost: $250 (Includes course materials and exam. Wine purchased separately.)

Upcoming class:

Jan. 9-Feb. 5, 2023
Exam: two options on Feb. 7:

  • Remote at 7:30 p.m. (Review WSET's guide first for a system and device check)
  • In-person at 6 p.m.

Register by Dec. 28

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Expand knowledge beyond the basics by focusing on the characteristics of grape varieties, the styles of wine they produce and how to use label information to understand a wine’s quality and style. Ideal for wine professionals with some experience and wine enthusiasts familiar with wines from around the world. Does not require Level 1 to register.

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Level 2 courses

Offered in person

Cost: $795 (Includes wines, course materials and exam.)

Upcoming class:

Feb. 4-5, 2023, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Exam: Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

Register by Jan. 18, 2023

Offered online

Cost: $650 (Includes course materials and exam.)

Jan. 9-Feb. 12, 2023
Exam: two options on Feb. 15, 2023

  • Remote at 7:30 p.m.(Review WSET's guide first for a system and device check)
  • In-person at 6 p.m.

Register by Dec. 28

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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Learn to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. This rigorous class is geared toward wine industry professionals and advanced enthusiasts. Successful candidates will invest at least 50 hours of independent study in addition to class time.

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Level 3 courses

Offered in person

Cost: $1,295 (Includes wines, course materials and exam.)

Mondays, Feb. 13 - May 1, 2023, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Exam: May 15, 2023, 5:30 p.m.

Register by Jan. 25, 2023