WSET 
Wine Awards
Level 1-3

For individuals looking to expand their education, these qualifications provide a hands-on exploration of the world of wine. You’ll examine the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the skills to describe wines accurately, make food and wine pairings, and more.

LEVEL 1 in WINE AWARD

 

About WSET Level 1 in Wine

A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.

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. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

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 pairing

  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

LEVEL 2 in WINE AWARD

 

WSET Level 2 in Wine 

This qualification is intended for intermediate level student and 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.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • ​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

    • 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

LEVEL 3 in WINE AWARD

WSET Level 3 in Wine 

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.
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. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

This class is offered once a year through our school, if you would like to be alerted when the next class is available, please sign up for notifications here.

There is no perquisite for this class.

We recommend students have completed or have a deep understanding of the information covered in WSET Level 2 in Wine before pursuing this class. 

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

    • 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)

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