Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School

Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School

2 Avery St #24D, Boston Massachusetts USA


Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School’s mission is to provide the highest-quality education for the wine and spirit industry—retailers, wholesalers, importers, winemakers, sommeliers, restaurateurs, and other hospitality professionals—as well as to offer enriching and engaging courses to everyday wine and spirit enthusiasts.

They offer all four levels of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) wine, spirit, and sake certification courses in the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa, and Greater Boston regions, as well as online. The school is part of a growing trend of WSET Affiliate wine schools offering wine certification programs through a network of other schools as well as their own. The secondary schools are often given a percentage of profits in exchange for allowing Grape Experience to run their wine courses.

In 2012, WSET recognized Grape Experience as their Wine Educator of the Year. Our programs are designed to be flexible and meet the needs of working professionals, with course formats ranging from once-a-week evening classes to weekend intensive sessions. We also regularly work with corporate and hospitality partners to tailor wine and spirits training for their staff, providing on-the-job educational experiences, and enhancing their company’s profile.

Absolutely fantastic experience with Adam Chase.  While I’m still in the middle of taking the WSET3, the enthusiasm and professionalism of Adam shines through, be it in-class or a transition to Zoom, since we are in the midst of Covid-19.  Adam is an amazing teacher – full of facts and and has an easy way to break down the concepts of wine theory and tasting, to make it both fun and educational.  I look forward to getting back together in-person, so we can taste all the great wine he has been teaching us about!

smegalandtootsie s. (YELP)

History of Grape Experience

Founded in 2005, Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School offers all four levels of The Wine & Spirits Education Trust’s (WSET) wine, spirits, and sake certification courses in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Boston regions, as well as online. They were the first San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California providers to be given the honor of offering the prestigious WSET Level 4 Diploma program.

Adam Chase is the director and founder of this wine school. Formerly the Associate Dean of Wine Studies at Copia in Napa, California, Adam has worked in the wine industry for over 15 years as an educator, retailer, and consultant. Adam is an Associate with the Institute of Wine and Spirits and holds the Honors Diploma certification from London’s Wine and Spirits Educational Trust. He holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Brown University.

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Name: Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School

Description: A WSET affiliate school that offers programs in Boston and San Fransisco.

Price range: $200 - $3000

Payment accepted: Credit Card

Currencies accepted: USD

Address: 2 Avery St #24D, Boston, MA 02111

Telephone: (415) 309-0761

  • Accreditation
  • Sommelier Certification
  • Wine Trade Certification
  • Quality of Instruction
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Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School