WSET Courses

WSET Courses

The Wine & Food Academy offers two of the WSET courses:

1. WSET Course Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in wines, spirits and other alcoholic beverages.

A broad introduction to all product categories and to tasting technique, suitable for those with little previous experience. This course can be taken either as nine two-hour evening sessions, followed by an assessment by means of a 50-question, multiple-choice examination for which one hour is allowed; or as four full-days study, including the examination.

2. WSET Course Level 3 Advanced Certificate in wines and spirits.

A more comprehensive look at the wines and spirits of the world, with an increased focus on tasting. This course can be taken either as fifteen two-hour evening sessions, plus an evening examination for which two hours is allowed; or five full days study, including the examination.

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Level 2 Course Curriculum
Week One Systematic Approach to Tasting; Common Faults; Service & Storage; Alcohol in Moderation; Food & Wine Matching
Week Two Factors influencing the Style of Wine; Label Terminology
Week Three Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Week Four Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc
Week Five Shiraz/Syrah, Grenache, Riesling
Week Six Italy, Spain & Portugal
Week Seven Sparkling Wines, Sweet Wines
Week Eight Fortified Wines – Sherry and Port, Spirits
Week Nine EXAM

Price: £350.
Fees include study packs, box of ISO tasting glasses, wine samples, tuition and examination.

Level 3 Course Curriculum
Week One Labelling regulations; Tasting technique; Laws and Labelling
Week Two Viticulture and Vinification
Week Three Bordeaux and South-West France
Week Four Burgundy, Alsace and South Eastern France
Week Five Loire, Rhone and South of France
Week Six Italy
Week Seven Spain and Portugal
Week Eight Germany, Austria and UK
Week Nine Central and Eastern Europe and Americas
Week Ten Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
Week Eleven Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines
Week Twelve Sherry and Similar Liqueur (fortified) Wines
Week Thirteen Port and Similar Liqueur (fortified) Wines
Week Fourteen Spirits
Week Fifteen EXAM

Price: £600 (day or evening course)
Fees include study packs, box of ISO tasting glasses, wine samples, tuition and examination

WSET Courses at Broadoak Training Centre/SFX College
Clapham South, 2009

Day Courses :

20 July - 23 July 2009
WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificate
4 consecutive days - £350
9.30 - 4.30 each day

28 September - 3 October 2009
WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate
5 consecutive days - £600
9.00 - 5.00 each day

27 April - 1 May 2009
WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate
5 consecutive days - £600
9.00 - 5.00 each day

Evening Courses:
WSET Level 2 Evening Course 7.30 – 9.30 Thursday nights - £350

1, 8, 15, 22 October; 5, 12, 19, 26 November; 3 December 2009

WSET Level 3 Evening Course 7.00 – 9.15 Monday nights - £600

21, 28 September; 5, 12, 19 October; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November; 11, 18, 25 January 2010; 1, 8 February 2010

WSET Courses at Hammersmith, Ealing and West London College , Barons Court 2008


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