WSET has become the most recognized professional certification and is the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education. As an approved program provider for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Palate Partners offers an array of internationally recognized qualifications in wines and spirits. 

WSET AT PALATE PARTNERS

Palate Partners School of Wine & Spirits has been teaching WSET courses for over six years! Not only do our students preform well above the global average, we boast a near-perfect pass rate for our in-person WSET Awards in all subjects and levels.

 

Personnel from many of Pittsburgh’s best establishments, including Altius, Morcilla, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, and Piccolo Forno, have trusted Palate Partners’ team of expert WSET educators with their educational development, and you should, too.

ABOUT WSET 

 

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust was founded as a charitable trust in 1969 to serve the growing educational needs of the UK wine and spirits industry which, at the time, primarily spanned import, distribution and retail. Funding was provided by The Vintners' Company and WSET took over the education initiatives started by the Wine and Spirit Association of Great Britain.

 In 1977 WSET expanded access to qualifications abroad, by launching courses in the Republic of Ireland, and across the Atlantic, with the International Wine Education Guild (IWEG) in Ontario, Canada, becoming the first North American provider of WSET qualifications. By the end of the 1990’s WSET qualifications were available in the UK, Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia. In 2007 international students taking WSET exams outnumbered UK students for the first time.

Today WSET qualifications are available in over 70 countries in more than 15 languages. WSET has become the most recognized professional certification and is the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education.

 

OUR COURSE OFFERINGS

 
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AWARDS IN WINE

Level 1 & 2

These qualifications provide a hands-on exploration into the world of wine. You’ll study types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste. During these courses you will learn to identify grapes and their characteristics, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. 

AWARDS IN SPIRITS

Level 1 & 2

During these qualifications you will learn the principles of spirit production, explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. You will be trained on how to serve spirits as well as how to describe them.

AWARDS IN SAKE

Level 1-3

In these courses you will explore the main styles and types of sake through sight, smell and taste. Students will develop an understanding of the key factors affecting the flavor of sake as well as how to properly serve different styles and types of sake. You will also gain an understanding of the the main principles of sake production.  

WSET COURSE SCHEDULE & PRICING

 

WSET LEVEL 1 IN WINE AWARD

 

2019-2020

WSET Level 1 Award in Wine: In-person Course

$275

Palate Partners in-person WSET Level 1 in Wine Award is a two-day course led by one of our WSET approved teachers.

Class takes place over a Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 - 5:00 PM each day.

At the end of each course you will take your exam. 

View WSET Level 1 in Wine 2019-2020 In-person schedule below.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wine: Online Course

$200

 

Our WSET Level 1 in Wine Online Courses all begin on a Saturday and end on a Friday. With online tutorials and study aids, these courses allow you to work at your own pace. Once you’re studies are complete, you may choose the in-person exam date that works best for you.

Level 1 in Wine Award ONLINE September

Saturday & Sunday, September 14th & 15th

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 23rd 

Exam Date: Sunday, September 15th

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Level 1 in Wine Award

September 2019

Saturday & Sunday, September 14th & 15th

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

EXTENDED - Wednesday August, 28th 

Exam Date: 

Sunday, September 15th

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Level 1 in Wine Award

November 2019

Saturday & Sunday, November 9th & 10th

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, October 25th 

Exam Date: 

Sunday, November 10th

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Level 1 in Wine Award

January 2020

Saturday & Sunday, January 11th & 12th

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, December 27th

Exam Date: 

Sunday, January 12th

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Level 1 in Wine Award

March 2020

Saturday & Sunday, March 21st & 22nd

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, March 6th

Exam Date: 

Sunday, March 22nd

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Level 1 in Wine Award

May 2020

Saturday & Sunday, May 9th & 10th

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, April 24th

Exam Date: 

Sunday, May 10th

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Level 1 in Wine Award

July 2020

Saturday & Sunday, July 25th & 26th

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, July 10th

Exam Date: 

Sunday, July 26th

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WSET Level 1 Award in Wine: ONLINE Course

$200

With online tutorials and study aids, WSET Online courses allow you to work at your own pace.

Every WSET Online course at Palate Partners has a recommended exam date that is included in the price of your course.

Additional exam dates are available to help accommodate online student's schedules. See full list of exam dates here

If needed, you may book a personal exam date for a fee of $100. Please see details here.

View WSET Level 1 in Wine ONLINE schedule below.

ONLINE

Level 1 in Wine Award

September-October 2019

September 9th - October 6th, 2019

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, August 23rd 

Recommended Exam Date: 

Sunday, October 13th

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ONLINE

Level 1 in Wine Award

February - March 2020

February 24th - March 22nd, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, February 7th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Tuesday, March 24th or Sunday, April 26th

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ONLINE

Level 1 in Wine Award

May 2020

May 4th - May 31st, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, April 17th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Monday, June 1st or Saturday, July 18th

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ONLINE

Level 1 in Wine Award

June - July 2020

June 29th - July 26th, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, June 12th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Monday, July 27th

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WSET LEVEL 2 IN WINE AWARD

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine: In-person Course

$695

The in-person WSET Level 2 in Wine Award is a 16-hour, multi-week, course.

Each session is led by one of our WSET approved teachers. At the end of the course you will take your exam.    

View WSET Level 2 in Wine 2019-2020 In-person schedule below.

Level 2 in Wine Award

October/November 2019

October 7th - November 25th, 2019

Monday Evenings, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, September 20th

Exam Date: 

Monday, November 25th

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Day Session!

Level 2 in Wine Award

January/March 2020

January 14th - March 3rd, 2020

Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, December 27th

Exam Date: 

Tuesday, March 3rd

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Level 2 in Wine Award

April/June 2020

April 6th - June 1st, 2020

Monday Evenings, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, March 20th

Exam Date: 

Monday, June 1st

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wine: ONLINE Course

$575

The Online WSET Level 2 Award in Wine requires 16 hours of course time.

With online tutorials and study aids, WSET Online courses allow you to work at your own pace.

Every WSET Online course at Palate Partners has a recommended exam date that is included in the price of your course.

Additional exam dates are available to help accommodate online student's schedules. See full list of exam dates here

If needed, you may book a personal exam date for a fee of $100. Please see details here.

View WSET Level 2 in Wine 2019-2020 ONLINE schedule below.

ONLINE

Level 2 in Wine Award

September-October 2019

September 7th - October 6th, 2019

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, August 23rd 

Recommended Exam Date: 

Sunday, October 13th

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ONLINE

Level 2 in Wine Award

September-November 2019

September 30th - November 3rd, 2019

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, September 1st

Recommended Exam Date: 

Sunday, November 10th

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ONLINE

Level 2 in Wine Award

January - February 2020

January 6th - February 9th, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, December 20th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Saturday, February 29th

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ONLINE

Level 2 in Wine Award

January - March 2020

January 27th - March 1st, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, January 10th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Tuesday, March 3rd or Saturday, March 7th

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ONLINE

Level 2 in Wine Award

March - April 2020

March 23rd - April 26th, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, March 6th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Thursday, May 2nd or Sunday, May 10th

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ONLINE

Level 2 in Wine Award

April - May 2020

April 13th - May 17th, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, March 27th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Monday, June 1st or Saturday, July 18th

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ONLINE

Level 2 in Wine Award

June - July 2020

June 8th - July 12th, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, May 22nd

Recommended Exam Date: 

Saturday, July 18th

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ONLINE

Level 2 in Wine Award

June - July 2020

June 22nd - July 26th, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, June 5th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Monday, July 27th

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WSET LEVEL 1 IN SPIRITS AWARD

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits: In-person Course

$300

Palate Partners WSET Level 1 in Spirits Award is a one-day course led by one of our WSET approved teachers.

This full-day class takes place on either Thursday or Sunday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day.

At the end of the course you will take your exam.    

View WSET Level 1 in Spirits 2019-2020 In-person schedule below.

Level 1 in Spirits Award

September 2019

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

EXTENDED - Wednesday August, 28th 

Exam Date: 

Thursday, September 12th

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Level 1 in Spirits Award

November 2019

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, October 25th

Exam Date: 

Saturday, November 16th

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Level 1 in Spirits Award

January 2020

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, January 10th

Exam Date: 

Saturday, January 25th

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Level 1 in Spirits Award

March 2020

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, February 21st

Exam Date: 

Saturday, March 7th

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Level 1 in Spirits Award

May 2020

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, April 17th

Exam Date: 

Saturday, May 2nd 

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Level 1 in Spirits Award

July 2020

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, July 3rd

Exam Date: 

Saturday, July 18

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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits: ONLINE Course

$225

With online tutorials and study aids, WSET Online courses allow you to work at your own pace.

Every WSET Online course at Palate Partners has a recommended exam date that is included in the price of your course.

Additional exam dates are available to help accommodate online student's schedules. See full list of exam dates here

If needed, you may book a personal exam date for a fee of $100. Please see details here.

View WSET Level 1 in Spirits ONLINE schedule below.

 

 

ONLINE

Level 1 in Spirits Award

September-October 2019

September 9th - October 6th, 2019

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, August 23rd 

Recommended Exam Date: 

Sunday, October 13th

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ONLINE

Level 1 in Spirits Award

January - February 2020

January 6th - February 2nd, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, December 20th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Tuesday, March 3rd or Saturday, February 29th

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ONLINE

Level 1 in Spirits Award

June 2020

June 1st - June 28th, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, May 15th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Saturday, July 18th

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WSET LEVEL 2 IN SPIRITS AWARD 

 

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits: In-person Course

$675

Palate Partners' WSET in-person Level 2 in Spirits Award is led by one of our WSET approved teachers.

This course requires 14 hours in the classroom as well as independent study.

At the end of the course you will take your exam.    

View WSET Level 2 in Spirits 2019-2020 In-person schedule below.

Level 2 in Spirits Award

October 2019

October 12th & 13th

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, September 27th

Exam Date: 

Sunday, October 13th

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Level 2 in Spirits Award

January 2020

January 27th & 28th 

Monday & Tuesday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, January 10th

Exam Date: 

Tuesday, January 28th

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Level 2 in Spirits Award

April 2020

April 25th & 26th

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, April 10th

Exam Date: 

Sunday, April 26th

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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits: ONLINE Course

$600

The Online WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits requires 26 hours of course time.

With online tutorials and study aids, WSET Online courses allow you to work at your own pace.

Every WSET Online course at Palate Partners has a recommended exam date that is included in the price of your course.

Additional exam dates are available to help accommodate online student's schedules. See full list of exam dates here

If needed, you may book a personal exam date for a fee of $100. Please see details here.

View WSET Level 2 in Spirits 2019-2020 ONLINE schedule below.

 

 

ONLINE

Level 2 in Spirits Award

September-November 2019

September 30th - November 3rd, 2019

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, September 13th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Sunday, November 10th

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ONLINE

Level 2 in Spirits Award

March - April 2020

March 16th - April 19th, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, February 28th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Sunday, April 26th

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ONLINE

Level 2 in Spirits Award

May - June 2020

May 11th -  June 14th, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

Friday, April 24th

Recommended Exam Date: 

Saturday, July 18th

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WSET LEVEL 1 & 3 IN SAKE AWARD

COMING SOON!
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WSET 2019-2020 Exam Dates

2019

Thursday, September 12th @ 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 15th @ 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 13th @ 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 10th @ 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 16th @ 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25th @ 7:30 PM

 

2020

Sunday, January 12th @ 4:00 PM
Thursday, January 25th @ 4:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28th @ 3:00 PM

Saturday, February 29th @ TBD
Tuesday, March 3rd @ 12:30 PM
Saturday, March 7th @ 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 22nd @ 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 24th @ TBD
Sunday, April 26th @ 3:00 PM
Thursday, May 2nd @ 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 10th @ 4:00 PM
Monday, June 1st @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 18th @ 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 26th  @ 4:00 PM
Monday, July 27th or 28th @ TBD

 

*if you are taking an online course and none of these dates work for you, contact us to discuss your options.

 

WSET Personal Exam ​Requests for Online Students

$100 per exam date

 

Your exam date must take place after the last day of your online course.

Your exam date must be requested a minimum of three weeks (21 days) in advance.

This fee is to cover processing, shipping, and handling of the examination to and from London, UK.

 

WSET Additional Charges & Fees 

 

Late Payment Fee: 

$45

This is a fee applied if a student fails to pay for their course before the registration deadline. 

 

Materials Shipping Fee: 

$20 

This is a fee for online students who are unable to come pickup their course materials from our school.

*additional charges may apply for expedited shipping

 

Certificate and Pin Shipping Fee: 

$25

This is a fee for students who are unable to come pickup their certificate and pin from our school.

Exam re-sit Fees: 

Price Varies

There are substantial fees for retaking an exam if you either fail or don’t show up for your schedule exam.

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