Our Global Connection
We are teamed up with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as an Approved Program Provider to ensure that when you learn with us, you get the very best of the world of wine. WSET is an independent, non-profit organisation based in London, the heart of the international wine trade. The courses are designed and refined by experts, and are considered the global standard for wine and spirit qualifications internationally. Wherever you wish to travel and work, WSET award are known and respected.
WSET LEvel 1 award in wines
Who is this course for?
For individuals new to wine, 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. No prior knowledge of wine is assumed.
What you’ll learn
The main styles of wine
Common wine grapes and their characteristics
The principles of food and wine pairing
How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
See here for the course specification.
The course fee includes course book, tasting wines, classes and examination. Successful candidates will recieve a certificate and lapel pin.
“I loved that each class was interactive & involved everyone with regular discussion and activities. The content was interesting, delivered clearly, with a personal approach. I especially enjoyed the experience of tasting different wines side by side. Being in the hospitality industry I immediately saw the value when returning back to work with improved wine knowledge and skills.”
Juliana McGowan – Restuarant Manager, The Bicycle Thief.
WSET Level 2 Award In wines and Spirits
Who is this course for?
This course does not assume prior knowledge of wine. It is for individuals seeking a core understanding of wines. This qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labeling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided.
What you’ll learn.
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 forti ed wines
How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Food and wine pairing principles
The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made.
The course specification is available here.
The cost of this course includes course materials, tastings, classes and the examination. Successful candidates will recieve a certificate and lapel pin.
Note that from August 1st, this course will become Level 2 Award in Wine.
WSET 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 winemaking. Upon completion, you will be able to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. This course assumes Level 2 knowledge of wine as a prerequisite.
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).
The specification for the course can be found here.
The cost of the course includes all course material, online course work, course days, wine tastings and the examinations. Successful candidates will recieve a certificate and lapel pin.
“Michael is a fantastic teacher, his delivery is concise, informative and engaging. WSET level 3 provides the ideal framework for anyone looking to advance their understanding of world wine styles and regions ….. perfect for both wine lovers and industry professionals alike”.
– Mike Donaldson, Pegasus Bay Winery