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WSET Courses at Linfield

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

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 Courses at Linfield

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Level 1 WSET wine glasses

Offered in person
Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Exam: 5 p.m.
Cost: $325 (includes wines, course materials and exam)

Registration is now closed. Add your name to our waitlist for future courses.

Get a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. 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. Download the specification guide.


Offered online, independent study
May 2 - 29
Exam - two options: Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. (remote) or 5:30 p.m. (in-person)
Cost: $250 (includes exam and digital course materials. Wine purchased separately.)

Registration is now closed. Add your name to our waitlist for future courses.

Explore the world of wine with five modules that help you learn about the most common varieties and styles of wine. Work at your own pace with feedback from the WSET’s skilled team of instructors to answer questions and provide you personal feedback. Purchase wines from your local merchant to support tasting exercises. Exam is on a set time and date, with your choice of online or in-person format. Download the specification guide.


Offered in person
Monday, June 20, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Exam: 5 p.m.
Cost: $325 (includes wine, course materials and exam)

Registration is now closed. Add your name to our waitlist for future courses.

Get a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. 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. Download the specification guide.


Offered online, independent study
July 25 - August 21
Exam - two options: (remote) Sunday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. or (in-person) Monday, Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $250 (includes exam and digital course materials. Wine purchased separately.)

Register by July 13

Explore the world of wine with five modules that help you learn about the most common varieties and styles of wine. Work at your own pace with feedback from the WSET’s skilled team of instructors to answer questions and provide you with personal feedback. Purchase wines from your local merchant to support tasting exercises. Exam is on a set time and date, with your choice of online or in-person format. Download the specification guide.




WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Level 2 grapes in vineyard

Offered in person
June 25 - 26, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day
Cost: $775 (includes wines, course materials and exam)

Registration is now closed. Add your name to our waitlist for future courses.

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. Download the specification guide


Offered online, independent study
July 25 - August 28
Exam - two options: (remote) Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. or (in-person) 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $625 (includes exam and course materials)

Register by July 13

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. Work at your own pace with feedback from the WSET’s skilled team of instructors to answer questions and provide you personal feedback. Purchase wines from your local merchant to support tasting exercises. Exam is on a set time and date, with your choice of online or in-person format. Download the specification guide.




WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Level 3 tasting layout

Offered in person
Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Exam: Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $1,295 (includes wines, course materials and exam)

Register by August 26

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. Download the specification guide.

Questions?

For more information about certifications or transferring into Linfield's program, please reach out!

Toni Ketrenos
Instructional Associate, Diploma in Wine and Spirits with Merit
The Evenstad Center for Wine Education

wset@linfield.edu