Course dates: Wednesday 17th April 2024 – Wednesday 5th June 2024, with the examination on Wednesday 12th June 2024
Booking deadline: Wednesday 3rd April 2024
Educators: John Shuckburgh DipWSET and Tim Bradley DipWSET
About the course: This structured and informative course explores the major grape varieties and important regions that define the world’s key wines. You’ll learn about production, key labelling terminology and major classifications to help you identify wines with confidence. This course is fantastic CV material for those pursuing a career in Wine or hospitality. For the amateur consumer it will provide invaluable knowledge and expertise – meaning that you will be able to choose and appreciate wine with confidence!
Successful students will receive a WSET certificate.
- How wine is made
- What factors influence wine style
- The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
- The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
- The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
- Label terminology
- Tutored tastings of 48 wines
- How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
- How to make food and wine pairings
Do I need any prior knowledge? No prior knowledge is required. All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial. Students completely new to wine and spirits study may wish to complete the Level 1 Award in Wines first. However, this is not essential.
Course delivery – This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 16 hours of classroom time. There will be eight classes lasting two hours each.
Assessment – Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions, to be completed in one hour. The exam will take place at the end of the course on Wednesday 12th June. This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.
What’s included? – The cost includes all study materials, wine and samples, tuition, six ISO tasting glasses, examination, postage and VAT.