A great fun course for new or inexperienced hospitality or retail employees wishing to learn the basic product knowledge and skills in the service and sale of wine. Typically run in 1 day, it’s also perfect groundwork for the wine enthusiast who wishes to delve further into the world of wine as it gives an easy introduction to wine styles, storing and serving of wine and food and wine matching. This course is Ofqual Regulated.
Ideal too if you’re looking for something a bit more imaginative and different for Team Building sessions or perhaps more informative entertainment for clients. Our tutors can create a programme around your needs.
COST £160 including VAT (i.e. £133.33 excluding VAT)
Fee includes lunch, study materials, wine tastings, tuition, examination and provision of tasting glasses during the course.
EXAMINATION 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. A mark of 70% required to pass.
*Please note that classroom WSET Level 1 Award in Wines courses close 10 working days prior to commencement
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Subject studied content
Wine Tasting Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
Food and Wine Matching A practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
Wine Service and Storage Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wine
Social Responsibility A guide to sensible drinking
Types and Styles of Wine Learn about what makes wines taste different
Grape Varieties Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the main grape varieties.
- Main white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
- Main black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
- White: Pinot Grigio, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes, Burgundy
- Red: Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côte du Rhône, Chianti, Rioja
- Rosé: White Zinfandel
- Sparkling: Champagne, Cava, Prosecco
- Fortified: Port, Sherry
Number of Wines Tasted 8 wines will be tasted as part of the course
Study Materials Students will receive the Foundation Certificate Study Guide
Duration of the Course Daytime 1 day inclusive of examination. Evening 6.45pm – 9.30pm over 2 consecutive evenings
Certification All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How much prior knowledge of wines and/or spirits should I have before attending this course?
A. None at all. This course has been devised for individuals with an aptitude to learn rather than a prior knowledge of wine.
Q. What is the recommended self study time for this programme?
A. The exam takes place at the end of the day session, therefore, no self study time is required – unless of course it whet’s your appetite and you decide to continue your studies and join the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines.