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Why should you chose a WSET certification?

WSET provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts. We offer a comprehensive suite of qualifications covering wines, spirits and sake. 

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.

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WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WINES

A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. Perfect for green stews that have little knowledge about wine. Level 1 Award in Wines gives you a great foundation to the world of wine. You won't only gain the knowledge but also the confidence you will need when joining your first position on board a yacht.

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on indtroduction 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.

Course delivery 

One day on-board training, classroom or flexible timings online.

Assessment

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

Entry requirements 

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

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)

 

Course Information

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below. 

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WSET 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. Perfect for stews with a little knowledge of wine already, who want to advance their skill set and knowledge.

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.

Course delivery 

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time:

- 16 hours of delivery time with a          WSET course provider (on-board, classroom or online)

- 11 hours of personal study and revision

- A 1-hour examination

Assessment

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

On successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Entry requirements 

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

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

    - 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 

Course Information

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below. 

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