WSET Courses

Crystal Palate offers Wine Spirit & Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 & Level 2 courses in Coastal Virginia as a satellite provider of the Capital Wine School out of Washington DC. All registrations must go through the Capital Wine School.

Your educator will be Crystal Cameron-Schaad, a WSET Diploma Graduate and nominated educator with the WSET. Crystal is one of 10,000 people worldwide who has achieved the prestigious WSET Diploma since the program began in 1969.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. Tuition for Level 1 is $375.

Monday June 20 (SOLD OUT)
9am-3:45pm

Monday August 29
9am-3:45pm

Monday October 31
9am-3:45pm


WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts. For individuals seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

The course fee includes the 5 classes at Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet; PDF copies of the class lectures; the WSET course book, study guide, and guide to the systematic approach to tasting wine; practice quizzes; 40 – 50 different wines; and the exam at Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet. Tuition for Level 2 is $695 . Click on the link below to register for the course. This is a 5 week course, plus exam. All class sessions are from 6pm-9pm

WSET Level 2 Spring Session (SOLD OUT)
Class #1 - Monday April 25-6pm-9pm
Class #2 - Monday May 2 -6pm-9pm
Class # 3 - Monday May 9-6pm-9pm
Class #4 - Monday May 16 - 6pm-9pm
Class #5 - Monday May 23 - 6pm-9pm
Exam - Monday June 6 - 6pm-7:30pm

Class #1 - Monday Sept 26 - 6pm-9pm
Class #2 - Monday October 3 - 6pm-9pm
Class # 3 - Monday October 10 -6pm-9pm
Class #4 - Monday October 17 - 6pm-9pm
Class #5 - Monday October 24 - 6pm-9pm
Exam - Monday November 6 - 6pm-7:30pm