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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

One-Day Course

 
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Course Fee: $475 (lunch included)

Also includes study guide, Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® Level 1 laminated grid, wine, instruction, exam and certificate and lapel pin upon successful completion. 

Tasting Glasses

Glassware will be provided.  

You may also purchase glasses here.  (You will be required to have your own glasses for all higher-level WSET courses.)

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines was originally designed as an entry level qualification for new or inexperienced front line staff in hospitality and retail.  It has evolved and now experiences much broader appeal. Anyone just starting to learn about wine would benefit from this fun and interactive course. 

During the morning session, we learn about wine and and how to taste in a more mindful way than simply drinking wine with friends on a patio. We'll explore different styles of wine, learn about the service and storage of wine and gain a little insight  and legal issues surrounding wine before we break for our catered lunch.

The afternoon is all about playing with your food. By combining different foods with wine, you'll learn how each of the major flavour senses (sweet, salt, bitter, sour, umami) interact with wine and change it for the positive (or negative). What a great take-away for the next time you're entertaining or dining out! 

Who should take this course

  • You have limited wine knowledge and you want to learn about the main styles of wine and the foods that work with them

  • You are starting your first job in hospitality or retail

 

What’s covered

 
  • The main types and styles of wine

  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics

  • How to make food and wine pairings

  • Tutored tasting of eight wines

  • Service and storage of wine

  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Course Dates/Locations

All classes run from 9:00 - 5:00

 

Kitchener

September 8, 2019
November 10, 2019
January 19, 2020
March 15, 2020

Toronto

September 15, 2019
November 3, 2019
January 12, 2020
March 8, 2020

 

Payment Options

Full payment is required at time of registration.  

 

Option 1:  Credit Card
Please use the 
"Sign up today!"
 button and proceed to check out.

 

 

Option 2:  Cheque
Please complete this form and
send with cheque to:
Adventure in Wine
200 Bain Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 1G1

Option 3:  E-Transfer
Please complete this form and then send payment through online banking to:
payment@adventureinwine.com

 
 

Registration

Each participant needs to register separately.

 
Location and Dates:
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Additional information regarding the WSET programs and qualifications can be found here.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

 
 
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Course Fee: $950

Includes course book, study guide, Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® Level 2 laminated grid, wine, instruction, exam and certificate and lapel pin upon successful completion

Tasting Glasses

You will be required to bring six wine glasses to class.  A great tasting glass is an extremely important tool, and Spiegelau's Crystal Expert Tasting Glasses are an excellent choice. If you would like to purchase a set of six glasses, please click here but feel free to bring your own if you have them. Glasses will be delivered to you on the first day of classes

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is an extremely popular course.  It will teach you about the key grape varieties that are grown around the world and the different styles they produce. It will also expand on the Systematic Approach to Wine Tasting that we introduced in Level 1. 

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.

This course is a fantastic introduction to the world of international wines and is suitable for beginners as well as those who already have basic wine knowledge.

Who should take this course

  • You are a wine enthusiast who wish to gain in-depth knowledge of wines and wants to obtain an internationally recognized wine qualification

  • You are employed in the drinks and hospitality industries and have little prior knowledge of international wines.

Prerequisites

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is not required to take this course. However, you should have a good base knowledge of wine before registering for WSET Level 2.

 

Course Details

 
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:In depth analysis of 8 international varieties

  • The style and quality of wine made from 22 regionally important grapes

  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles sparkling wines and 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 Locations/Times

 

Kitchener
6:30 - 8:30

September 9 - November 4
or
January 13 - March 9, 2020

The Walper Hotel
20 Queen Street South
Click here for directions

Toronto
6:30 - 8:30
January 14 - March 2, 2020

The King Edward Hotel
37 King Street East
Click here for directions

Prince Edward County
10:00 - 6:00

January 6 - 27, 2020



TBD

 

Payment Options

 

Option 1:  Credit Card
Please use the 
"Sign up today!"
 button and proceed to check out.

Option 2:  Cheque
Please complete this form 
and send with cheque to:
Adventure in Wine
200 Bain Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 1G1

Option 3:  E-Transfer
Please complete this form and then send payment through online banking to:
payment@adventureinwine.com

 
 

Registration

Location and Dates:
Sign up today!
 
 

Additional information regarding the WSET programs and qualifications can be found here.