Adam Chase serves as the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Director at Commonwealth Wine School. He is also president and founder of Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School, leading programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and Boston.
Grape Experience is one of the most honored and recognized providers of wine, spirit and saké programs for WSET. Chase and Grape Experience have been nominated four times for the prestigious honor of WSET Educator of the Year and won the award in 2012.
Formerly, Chase served as Associate Dean of Wine Studies at Copia in Napa, Calif. He has worked in the wine industry for over 15 years as an educator, retailer and consultant, is an associate with the Institute of Wine and Spirits, holds the Honors Diploma certification from WSET and is a WSET Certified Educator.
Chase’s knowledge has a particular focus on Southern Hemisphere wine countries and on the grape varietal Pinot Noir. He holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Brown University.