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Wine and Spirits Education Trust


WSET is the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and is an international organisation responsible for setting the standards in wine and spirits education.

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Wine and Spirits Education Trust


WSET is the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and is an international organisation responsible for setting the standards in wine and spirits education.

 
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If you want to improve your wine knowledge, gain internationally recognised industry qualifications and taste some world class wines, and spirits then WSET is for you!

We are approved WSET educators with over 10 years experience in the wine and hospitality industry and we know what it takes to achieve the best results and how to have fun at the same time.

 

 
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 Courtesy of Wine Folly: http://winefolly.com/

Courtesy of Wine Folly: http://winefolly.com/

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Level 1


Confidence for front line staff

Cost: $245 per person

Level 1


Confidence for front line staff

Cost: $245 per person

 
 
 

 

Who Should Attend?

This qualification was initially created for the front-of-house staff within the on-trade sector. It has grown into a course with global appeal, providing basic product knowledge to first time employees in the wine industry and the interested consumer alike.

 

How will you benefit?

The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction to wine followed by some basic food & wine pairing. 

Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 1 Award in wine lapel pin

 

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

  • The main styles of wine
  • The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
  • The characteristics of the common grape varieties used to produce wine
  • Service of wine
  • Health, safety and legal issues
  • The pairing of food and wine
  • To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions

 

 
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Level 2


Looking beyond the label

Cost: $895 per person

Level 2


Looking beyond the label

Cost: $895 per person

 
 
 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

This qualification is popular with wine and spirit employees and will give students excellent all-round product knowledge. The course is also suitable for the interested consumer.

 

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT? 

The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, and principle varieties of spirits. 

(Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits lapel pin)

 

PROGRAMME OUTLINE 

  • How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
  • Key white grape varieties
  • Key black grape varieties
  • Wine-producing regions of the world
  • Sparkling wines
  • Sweet wines and fortified wines
  • Spirits and liqueurs
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing
  • The WSET Level 2 systematic approach to tasting wine
  • To gain the qualification students need to pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions

 

 
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Level 3


Exploring the world of wines and spirits

Cost: $1495 per person

Level 3


Exploring the world of wines and spirits

Cost: $1495 per person

 
 
 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

This qualification is open to students who hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. It is recommended that students complete the Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits before progressing to the Level 3 Award.

 

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT? 

The aim of this course is to provide detailed analysis of the principal wines and spirits of the world. Students will also benefit from in-depth tastings where they will learn to identify product style and quality. 

(Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 3 Award in Wine and Spirits lapel pin)

 

PROGRAMME OUTLINE 

Unit 1 – Wines and Spirits of the World

  • Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation and bottling, labelling regulations)
  • France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Fortified (Liqueur) Wines
  • Spirits and Liqueurs
  • Information and Advice for Customers and Staff
  • This unit is evaluated by a multiple choice paper of 50 questions and a question paper requiring short written answers

  Unit 2 – Tasting and Evaluating Wines of the World

  • WSET Level 3 - Systematic guide to tasting. How to taste wines and evaluate the quality, style and price.
  • This unit is assessed by a blind tasting paper of two wines