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WINE & SPIRITS EDUCATION TRUST APPROVED PROGRAM PROVIDER

Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses provide globally recognised qualifications which are suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP), SommServices Wine Academyl has been certified to offer this qualification as part of the UK's Qualifications and Credits Framework which is accredited by OfQual.

WINE & SPIRITS EDUCATION TRUST LEVEL 1 AWARD 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)

Full Specification for WSET Level 1 Award in Wine

WINE & SPIRITS EDUCATION TRUST LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINE

 

WSET's Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.
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.

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 delivery

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

  • 16 hours of delivery time with a WSET course provider 
  • 11 hours of personal study and revision
  • A 1-hour examination

Full Specification Level 2 Award in Wine

BEVERAGE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

  • Sommelier led training on wine, beer, spirits and zero proof beverage. 
  • Beverage list development.
  • Wholesale and trade pricing available.