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Who are the Wine and Spirits Education Trust?

The WSET has been educating wine professionals and enthusiasts since 1969. They have since grown from their home in London to a worldwide network of Approved Programme Providers. They currently operate in 72 countries, 19 languages and had over 72,000 students sit an exam in the last academic year. The Awards are globally recognised and an invaluable asset for those in the trade. The WSET is a dynamic and forward thinking organisation, which aims to be the foremost wine education organisation in the world. In 2015, they were awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for their achievements in reaching international markets. Qualifications range from the Level 1 Award, teaching basic knowledge of wine and wine service; to Level 4 Diploma, an intensive two year course combining detailed wine knowledge, commercial influence and technical expertise. You can visit their website here.

Who is it for?Layout 1

  • The Level 2 Award is aimed at wine professionals and enthusiasts, and provides a broad coverage of wine and spirits’ styles, along with development of students’ tasting and assessment techniques. The course is suitable for beginners.

What is covered during the course?

  • How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wines
  • 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

What is the assessment criteria?

  • At the end of the course, students must pass a 50 question multiple choice exam paper to gain the qualification

You can find the course specification here and view upcoming course dates on the right.

Please ensure that you have read the course specification prior to registering. Around 12 hours of independent study are required in addition to classroom time. Study materials are received on the first day of the course or can be collected in advance by prior arrangement.

Who is it for?

  • Level 1 is an introduction to wine and wine service and is aimed at the interested consumer and those starting out in the trade or working in hospitality.

What is covered during the course?

  • The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
  • The characteristics of the common grape varieties used to produce wine
  • Storage and service of wine
  • Health, safety and legal issues
  • The pairing of food and wine

What is the assessment criteria?

  • At the end of the course, students must pass a 30 question multiple choice exam paper to gain the qualification

You can find the course specification here and view upcoming course dates on the right.

Please ensure that you have read the course specification prior to registering. Study time prior to the exam is included in the classroom time. Study materials are received on the day of the course or can be collected in advance by prior arrangement.

Upcoming WSET Course Dates and Costs

WSET Level 1 in Wines
Date: Saturday 5th May 2018
Time: 9.30am-5.30pm
Location: Hotel Aranea
Entry requirements: None.
Cost: €190+IVA (@ 21%)
Included in course fee: study book, examination fee, certificate and all tasting samples.
Registration deadline: 2nd May 2018
WSET Level 2 in Wines and Spirits
Dates: 26th and 27th May, and 3rd June 2018
Time: 9.30am-5.30pm each day
Location: Hotel Aranea
Entry requirements: None. Students are not required to have passed Level 1 to enroll for Level 2.
Cost: €545+IVA (@ 21%)
Included in course fee: workbook, examination fee, certificate and all tasting samples.
Registration deadline: 18th May 2018
WSET Level 3 in Wines
Starting Autumn 2018, dates TBC
Please get in touch to register your interest

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