Behind the Label

Delve into the world of wine while earning a globally recognized qualification.

Whether you want to order from American Bar & Grill’s wine list with confidence or you’re determined to “crack the code” of wine labels, you’ll find a comprehensive guide to wine, grape varietals, styles, winegrowing regions and pairings with food through the Club’s Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 course.

Taught over eight evenings by Kanako Ijichi, the Club’s wine program manager, this course provides participants with an excellent base understanding of wine and how to describe it through a combination of theory and tasting.

While the program doesn’t require participants to have completed Level 1, it is a natural next step for those Members who passed the Level 1 course last year.

The curriculum culminates in a 60-minute exam on April 5. Successful candidates will receive an official WSET certificate and lapel pin.

In the October 2022 issue of INTOUCH, two Members explained how the WSET course had given them the confidence to explore the world of wine.


  • Wednesdays: 6–8pm
  • Course: Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Exam: Apr 5 (6–8pm)
  • ¥84,700 (guests: ¥101,640)
  • Price includes textbook and 45 wine samples

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