This is a one-day course (9:30-5:30) where participants have the opportunity to taste 10 styles of wines and experiment with food and wine pairings. This qualification provides a direct introduction to wine. It is ideal for first time employees in the wine industry, consumers with basic knowledge, as well as beginners. This course focuses on the art of tasting wine, the characteristics of the principal wine styles and the major grape varieties, and the basics of food and wine pairing. Participants will leave with a solid foundation and the confidence necessary for the service of wine.
This is a three-day course (9:30-5:30) where participants will have the opportunity to taste 35 wines, with examples from all of the major producing countries of the world. This qualification provides a good understanding of the world of wine. It is popular with wine and spirit employees and enthusiasts alike and will give students a comprehensive understanding of the product. The aim of the course is to focus in detail on the key grape varieties and all the major wine producing regions of the world. The principle varieties of spirits are also covered.
This is a six-day course is intended to develop a student’s skills so they are able to describe wine accurately and account in detail for the style, quality and price of wines. Successful students will be well placed to explore the world of wine with confidence. You will taste 82 wines as part of the course and develop analytical tasting skills to a high level of competency using our systematic approach to tasting. This course is open to students who hold the Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits or you should complete the Level 3 Award online entry test.