The Wine & Spirit Education Trust – Level 1 Award in Wines covers basic product knowledge and skills required in the service & sale of wine.
This is a good introductory course for a wine enthusiast who wants to learn about wine in a more structured and systematic way. Tasting the basic styles / types of wines, food & wine matching and storage / serving of wines form an integral part of the course.
The main objectives of the course are:
- Introduce the main styles of wines
- Learn the characteristics of the principle grape varieties
- The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting
- Service and retail of wine
- Matching Food & Wine
To gain the Level 1 qualification candidates will be required to complete a program of training delivered by a WSET Level 1 Approved Programme Provider and successfully complete a multiple choice paper of 30 questions.
To download the specifications for the WSET Level 1 course, please click here.
Course Fees: Rs. 10,000, inclusive of all taxes.
Fees include study materials, wine samples, tuition & examination. Course materials will be made available on the day of the course. 10-12 wines from around the world will be tasted as part of the course.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust – Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits is suitable for anyone who wishes to enhance their knowledge on the subject.
The qualification offers broad coverage of all product categories in the field of wines and spirits, together with basic wine tasting technique. It underpins job skills and competencies in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retail and wholesale industries.
The main objectives of the course are:
- Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting and food & wine matching
- Learn about viticulture and the wine making process.
- Know about key wine-and-spirit producing regions of the world
- Understand key grape varietals: Chardonnay; Sauvignon Blanc; Riesling; Merlot; Cabernet Sauvignon; Pinot Noir; Syrah and Grenache
- Increase knowledge of sparkling wines, sweet wines, fortified wines and liqueurs
To gain the Level 2 qualification, candidates will be required to undergo training in Wines and Spirits of the world delivered by a WSET Level 2 Approved Programme Provider along with wine tasting as a part of every class, followed by an hour long multiple choice examination.
Wine tasting Technique
Wine and Food Pairing
Wine Labelling terms
Chardonnay and regions
Pinot Noir and regions
Cabernet Sauvignon and regions
Merlot and regions
Sauvignon Blanc and regions
Riesling and Regions
Syrah, Grenache and regions
Other Black Grape varieties
Other White grape varieties
Spirits and liqueurs
Day 5: Exam
To download the specifications for the WSET Level 2 course, please click here.
Course Fees: Rs. 26,000 + 18% GST
Fees include study materials, wine samples, tuition, & examination. Course materials will be made available on the day of the course. More than 35 wines and spirits from around the world will be tasted as part of the course.
The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is intended to provide in-depth knowledge of a wide range of wines and is open to students who hold WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits or can demonstrate knowledge at intermediate level through completion of equivalent courses or sufficient experience in the wine and spirit industry.
This qualification is also suitable for the wine enthusiast wishing to build on knowledge gained at Level 2.
All sessions on the course include tastings. Wines from around the world will be tasted as part of the course. The Advanced Certificate is a unitised course, covering wines of the world in considerable depth, and students are required to prove competency in theory and tasting. The examination for the Advanced Certificate is in two parts: a theory examination of 50 multiple-choice questions and four short-answer questions, plus a tasting examination consisting of a blind tasting of two wines.
Course Programme: This course is divided into 16 Sessions;
1. Tasting technique
2. Wine production
3. Burgundy & Alsace
4. Bordeaux & South-West France
5. Loire, Rhone & South of France
6. Germany, Austria, Hungary & Greece
8. Spain & Portugal
9. The New World Introduction – North America
10. South America & South Africa
11. Wine & Food Pairing
13 Australia & New Zealand
14. Sparkling Wines
15. Fortified Wines
To download the specifications for the WSET Level 3 course, please click here.
Course Fees: Rs. 82,000 + 18% GST
See the Wine list for this course here. Fees include study materials, wine samples, tuition, & examination.
Course Faculty: Anthony Stockbridge