WINE COURSES IN CHICAGO

Take a wine certification course, for business or pleasure at our multi-award winning wine school

Overview

Fine Vintage is a leading provider of wine education in North America, run by James Cluer, Master of Wine.

In Chicago we offer best-in-class certification courses from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as well as Fine Vintage specialization courses.

Below you will find our course schedule, pricing, and full course descriptions. Enrollment takes less than 2 minutes. Required by the trade, desired by the enthusiast, get excited and register for your wine course today. Only $100 is due at the time of registration. The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.

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LOCATION

City Winery Chicago
The Chicago wine courses are held downtown at City Winery Chicago. All Fine Vintage classes are held in The Barrel Room, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois. Street parking is available along Randolph and surrounding side streets.

Parking in front of City Winery is free, as long as it is to the east of the valet signs. Elizabeth Street north and south of Randolph is also free, as well as Ada Street. Closest EL train is Morgan Station Pink and Green lines, and the closest Metra station is Ogilvie. See map.

INSTRUCTORS

Our wine classes are instructed by industry-leading professionals including Rachel Speckan and Lyn Farmer. We are renown for our outstanding wine tastings, exceptional instruction and high pass rates. Meet your instructors.

WSET COURSES

The WSET courses are the gold standard in professional wine education.
The Level 1 is the perfect place to start.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
WSET Level 1 courses are perfect for the beginner and those with a basic knowledge.
No Prerequisties
WSET Certification
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1 day course
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020
Time: 9:30am-5:30pm
Instructor: Rachel Speckan
Price: $349.00
1 day course
Date: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
Time: 9:30am-5:30pm
Instructor: Rachel Speckan
Price: $349.00

SPECIALTY COURSES

by Fine Vintage

We offer a range of outstanding specialization courses so you can develop expertise in an area of particular interest. All of these award internationally recognized Fine Vintage certificates.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Improve your tasting ability. Learn to identify aromas and flavours.
No Prerequisties
WSET Certification
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2 day course
Date: Sat/Sun, Aug 29 & 30, 2020
Time: 9:30am-5:00pm
Instructor: Lyn Farmer
Price: $599.00
2 day course
Date: Sat/Sun, Dec. 5 & 6, 2020
Time: 9:30am-5:00pm
Instructor: Lyn Farmer
Price: $599.00

ONLINE COURSES

by Fine Vintage

The prestigious Fine Vintage Online certification courses are internationally renown, and can be entirely completed from the comfort of your home or office. Don’t let time or distance stand in your way.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Ideal for beginners and those with a basic knowledge of wine.
No Prerequisties
WSET Certification
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Online
Price: $99.00

INSTRUCTORS

LOCATION

The Chicago wine courses are held downtown at City Winery Chicago. All Fine Vintage classes are held in The Barrel Room, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois. Street parking is available along Randolph and surrounding side streets.  Parking in front of City Winery is free, as long as it is to the east of the valet signs. Elizabeth Street north and south of Randolph is also free, as well as Ada Street. Closest EL train is Morgan Station Pink and Green lines, and the closest Metra station is Ogilvie.View larger map

The Barrel Room, City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street

1200 W Randolph St, Chicago
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TASTING GLASSES

When you come to our WSET Level 1 course we give you a beautiful set of 6 professional tasting glasses and a carry bag, included in the course fee. These are yours to keep forever. 

When you attend other courses we offer please bring your own tasting glasses back to use at the class.

If you need to get more glasses before a new course then you can purchase more for $45 a set.

If you do not start with the WSET Level 1 course then you need to purchase a set for $45 when you register.

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ONLINE COURSES

Can’t make it to one of our courses? Don’t let time or distance stand in your way. Do it Online!

We have a variety of fantastic Online wine certification courses that you can take from the comfort of your home or office.

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TESTIMONIALS

WSET LEVEL 2

Fine Vintage is dedicated to providing excellence in the classroom. The instructors are well-educated and passionate about wine which inspired me. The wines in class are high quality and allowed me to truly understand and learn about the varietal/blend/region being taught. Level 2 is a wonderful foundation to build knowledge in the world of wine. I highly recommend Fine Vintage to everyone that asks.


JOAN PIERSON – CHICAGO

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