Education is essential to understanding and truly enjoying Wine, Spirits, Beer, and Saké.
In association with the Wine House in Los Angeles, Satellite offers internationally recognized courses for beginners, connoisseurs, and service professionals alike. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications and over 72,000 students in over 73 countries.
We currently offer two certification courses: WSET Levels 1 & 2. These courses are a jump start into the world of wine education and a must for professionals committed to excellence in the wine and service industries. Beginning with WSET Level 1: Introduction to Wine, we continue to establish a strong base of wine education for Santa Barbara's wine new-comers! Following the Intro Course, we offer the WSET Level 2: Award in Wines and Spirits, an 18 hour course that dives deep into a broader world of wine through blind tasting, winemaking, growing, and a wide range of appellations. The course includes three days of instruction and a final one hour certification exam.