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WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

$1015.00 Canadian Flag

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits course spans 9 weeks and is and excellent course for general interest wine enthusiasts as well as people working in the hospitality industry and wine trade. The course delves into details about the major wine countries and wine regions and covers the following topics; growing grapes, making and maturing wine, the art of tasting, food and wine matching, classic grape varieties, French and German wines, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese wines, new world wine regions, sparkling and fortified wines, and major spirits.

WSET Level 2 Wine & Spirits
     

COURSE OUTLINE

Certified Instructor - Rob Nellis

Week 1 Introduction to Tasting Technique; Service and Storage of Wine; Wine and Food Matching
Rob Nellis
Week 2 Labeling; Factors Affecting Style, Quality and Cost of Wines
Week 3 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Week 4 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc
Week 5 Syrah, Grenache and Riesling
Week 6 Italy, Spain and Portugal - New World Wine Regions Practice Quiz
Week 7 Champagne, Sparkling Wines and Sweet Wines - Old World Wine Regions Practice Quiz
Week 8 Spirits, Liqueurs and Fortified Wines (Sherry, Port)
Week 9 Exam
   
   
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WSET® Level 2 Award Spirits

$1015.00 Canadian Flag

The WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits course spans 10 weeks and covers the main categories of spirits and liqueurs as well as  the influences of production methods on the different styles available in each category. Participants taste a great variety of spirits and liqueurs to develop analytical tasting skills and a high level of competency using a systematic approach to tasting. This qualification provides the skills needed in the spirit trade – customer service, hospitality, retail and wholesale. The Level 2 Award in Spirits is supported by the world’s major spirits companies. The course covers the following topics; the spirits market, production, brandy, whiskey & scotch whiskey, rum, vodka, tequila, gin and other flavored spirits, liqueurs and fruit spirits, the sale and service of spirits.

WSET Level 2 Spirits
     

COURSE OUTLINE

Certified Instructor - Rob Nellis

Week 1 Production, Techniques, Cocktails
Rob Nellis
Week 2 Whiskies
Week 3 Vodka, Gin and Grain Spirits
Week 4 Tequila & Rum
Week 5 Brandy, Armagnac, Grappa and Eau-de-Vie
Week 6 Study Week (No Class)
Week 7 Liqueurs
Week 8 Aperitifs
Week 9 Review and Mixology
Week 10 Exam
     
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

$1640.00 Canadian Flag

The New WSET Level 3 Award In Wines is for individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines.  The certification is designed to allow students to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect wine style, quality and price. Upon completion students will be able to make accurate assessments and authoritative recommendations on wines from around the world.  

This certification is ideal for both the wine trade and for wine enthusiasts.  Trade employees working in or aspiring to roles in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for advising management, answering customer queries and making informed selections of wines in a wide variety of situations will especially benefit from the program. This course is also the next step for the wine enthusiast wishing to develop a deeper understanding of wine and build on the knowledge gained in Level 2. 

The following topics are covered; Spain & Portugal, Eastern Europe, The Americas, Australia & New Zealand, South Africa & South America, Champagne and other sparkling wines, Sherry, Port and other fortified wines, advanced wine tasting techniques, viticulture, vinification, labeling, Alsace & Bordeaux, Burgundy & the Loire, the Rhone & the south of France, Germany and Italy.

WSET Level 3
     

COURSE OUTLINE

Certified Instructor - Tristan Bragaglia-Murdock

Week 1 Introduction, Systematic Approach to Tasting, Viticulture, Varieties, Viniculture, Maturation, Bottling and Wine Defects
Tristan
Week 2 Introduction to EU labeling, France: Burgundy and Alsace, Bordeaux and the South-West
Week 3 France: Rhone, Southern France & Loire, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, England & South-East Europe
Week 4 Study Week (No Class)
Week 5 North-West & North-East Italy, Central & Southern Italy
Week 6 Key Skills, Sweet Wines
Week 7 Spain & Portugal, USA, Canada, Chile & Argentina
Week 8 Study Week (No Class)
Week 9 South Africa, Australia & New Zealand, Sparkling Wines
Week 10 Review  
Week 11 Study Week (No Class)  
Week 12 Final Exam  

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Class Structure

Each class normally begins at 6:30pm and from 6:00pm each evening, wine or spirits are available for tasting. The classes are meant to be interactive between students and instructor, rather than 'lecture' style, students are expected to complete the reading on each week’s topic ahead of time to be prepared for in-class discussions. Students should review the material again in the week following the class. Each class includes a tasting of up to 6 wines or spirits spread out over intervals throughout the evening. Students in Level 3 have the opportunity to do blind tastings during the second half of the course.
 

Exam

The course curriculum may contain practice quizzes as indicated in the outline. The quizzes are to help students judge their preparedness and do not count towards the final mark. Each course contains a review followed by a final exam. The final exam is one hour long, and is comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions. The Level 3 final exam includes a blind tasting of two wines.

 

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