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About the WSET

WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

This qualification is for EVERYONE! and provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine and this is where you get bitten by the wine bug. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

What you’ll learn:

  • The main styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

After getting bitten by the wine bug there is no way back. This exciting qualification is for wine enthusiasts and for those seeking to work in the wine industry. It provides an understanding of a wide range of wines, explores the major grape varieties of the world and the regions in which they are grown. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe wines with confidence. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What you’ll learn:

  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties
  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
  • The style and quality of wines made from 22 regionally important grape varieties and produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world
  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of sparkling wines and fortified wines
  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of a wine
  • Principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

For wine enthusiasts seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines and for those who want to firmly step into the wine industry, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and winemaking. Upon completion, you will be able to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What you’ll learn:

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal – still wines of the world – sparkling wines of the world – fortified wines of the world
  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality
  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

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