Wine Courses in New York City
Take a wine certification course, for business or pleasure at our multi-award winning wine school
Fine Vintage is a leading provider of wine education in North America, run by James Cluer, Master of Wine.
In New York City we offer best-in-class certification courses from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).
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.
TERMS: Full payment is charged at the time of registration. Your payment is non-refundable but you can transfer it once to another person or to a future course of the same type, if you contact us 14 days or more before the start date. In the rare event Fine Vintage has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund.
Hilton New York Fashion District
The New York City wine courses are held at the Hilton New York Fashion District, located at 152 W 26th Street. The hotel is centrally located on the border between Chelsea and Midtown just a few blocks from Penn Station and Madison Square Gardens. See map.
Our wine classes are instructed by industry-leading professionals including Charles Curtis MW, Trish Heywood, and Neil Kaplan. We are renown for our outstanding wine tastings, exceptional instruction and high pass rates. Meet your instructors.
We are proud to offer the WSET Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Award in Wines. You can further enhance your wine education with our Fine Vintage Specialty Courses including our Sensory Masterclass, French 101, Italian 101, American 101, Canadian 101 courses, and our fantastic Tasting Masterclasses.
INCLUDED WITH EACH COURSE
Fine Vintage is renowned for expert instruction, premium wine tastings and high pass rates at WSET courses. Your study material, exam fees, and certificate are included in the price – no hidden extra charges here!
But we like to go above and beyond. With each enrollment in an in-person course, you will also receive:
Free access to one of our Fine Vintage Online Courses (valued at $99 - $299).
Free access to our library of more than 400 exclusive Videos on Wine.
Free copy of The Art of Tasting, a 17 page booklet by James Cluer MW.
Now that’s unbelievable value!
The WSET courses are the gold standard in professional wine education.
The Level 1 is the perfect place to start.
Hilton New York Fashion District
The New York City wine courses are held at the Hilton New York Fashion District, located at 152 W 26th Street. The hotel is centrally located on the border between Chelsea and Midtown just a few blocks from Penn Station and Madison Square Gardens.
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 $49 a set.
If you do not start with the WSET Level 1 course then you need to purchase a set for $49 when you register.
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WSET Level 1
I’ve completed WSET 1 & 2 through Fine Vintage’s weekend courses, and I cannot recommend them enough. Particularly for those who work full time such as myself, the weekend courses are a great way to pursue an education in wine while juggling a busy schedule. The programs are well structured and paced, and the instructors are enthusiastic and personable – creating an enjoyable and manageable learning environment.
ELIZABETH TARTARA – NEW YORK CITY
WSET Level 2
I signed up for the WSET Level 2 course with Fine Vintage not really knowing what to expect, and it turned out to be the most amazing experience I could have asked for. Lyn Farmer was an amazing instructor and prepared me so well for the exam that I passed with distinction. I can’t wait to continue with the program and take the WSET Level 3 course.
HEATHER LUING – NEW YORK
WSET Level 1
Fine Vintage WSET 1 training was more than I expected. The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and brought the education to life through sampling many different wines from a variety of regions while taking us on a tour of the basic fundamentals of wine. Whether you are a novice or starting your career in wine, I would highly recommend Fine Vintage, Ltd.