WSET COURSES

WINE & SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST

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 was founded as charitable trust in 1969 to serve the growing educational needs of the UK wine and spirits industry, WSET qualifications are now available in over 70 countries and in 15 languages.

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Level 1 Award
in Wines

A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste.

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    WSET Level 1

    $345.00

    A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste.

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Level 2 Award
in Wines

WSET’s Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. Form a better understanding of the wines of the world and taste through a flight of different wines each week.

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    WSET Level 2

    $990.00

    WSET’s Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. Form a better understanding of the wines of the world and taste through a flight of different wines each week.

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Level 3 Award
in Wines

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts. Dive deeper into the world of wines and get a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making.

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    WSET Level 3

    $1,600.00

    An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts. Dive deeper into the world of wines and get a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making.

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LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WINES

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. 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.

01

What you’ll learn:

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

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES

This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.

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What you’ll learn:

• How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)
• How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
• The style and quality of wines:
made from 22 regionally important grape varieties
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
• Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style, and quality
• Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
• Principles of food and wine pairing

A one-hour closed-book examination comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN WINES

For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.

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What you’ll learn:

Unit 1
• 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 and fortified wines of the world
• How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality
Unit 2
• How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)

Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a short-written answer paper. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.

Entry requirements:

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing Unit 1

Course Coordinator & Educator

MAYA NASH

Maya Nash comes from an extensive background in hospitality with roles like Manager and Trainer for hospitality group CG Restaurants & Bars in London, UK including venues like the iconic Tutton’s Brasseri and popular cocktail bar Dirty Martini; Manager for two Michelin star restaurant group Vollmer’s in Malmo, Sweden; Guest relations Manager at the famous The Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney, Australia and years of experience working as manager and sommelier in restaurants in Europe and Australia.

Maya holds the WSET Level 3 award in Wines as well as a Professional restaurant Sommelier diploma, she is currently undertaking the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines.

Maya has a passion for education and loves sharing her wine knowledge with students of all levels. She believes learning should be interactive and brings energy and plenty of creative exercises and activities to each class.