True wine connoisseurs teach themselves to distinguish varietals, identify flawed bottles, and cry pure chardonnay. Become one with the grape with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course (a $399 Value) at BC Wine School. The schedule breaks down the course in either a single seven-hour class or two three-and-a-half-hour classes.
A member of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust's Approved Program Provider network, BC Wine School unites expert instructors who impart passion and educate students about wine and spirits in a pretension-free atmosphere. The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course acquaints emerging oenophiles with basic product knowledge including identifying the main varietals and styles of wines on the market, proper storage, and how to pair wines with food or Da Vinci's Inquest marathons. Designed for both those entering the industry and enthusiasts hoping to expand their knowledge, the course builds to a 45-minute exam comprised of 30 multiple-choice questions that leads to a WSET qualification certificate. Tuition also includes a study guide and examination fees, though students must either supply their own set of six 7.25- to 7.50-ounce ISO tasting glasses, or purchase them from BC Wine School for about $40.