Kitchener

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

One-Day Course

 

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 styles of wine

  • The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

  • The characteristics of the common grape varieties

  • Service of wine

  • Health, safety and legal issues

  • The pairing of food and wine

 

Course Dates/Locations

All classes run from 9:00 - 5:00

 

Kitchener

Sunday, January 13, 2019
Registration Closed

Sunday , April 21, 2019
Registration Closed

Venue:
Walper Hotel
20 Queen St S
Click here for map

Toronto

Sunday, January 27, 2019
Registration Closed

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Registration Closed

Venue:
200 Bain Ave
Click here for map

Hamilton

Sunday, February 3, 2019
Registration Closed

 

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

A form needs to be completed for each participant. If you are registering more than one person, please add them one at a time.

 
Sign up today!
 

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

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

 

Course Fee: $975

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 your own glassware to class.  A great tasting glass is an extremely important tool, and Spiegelau's Expert Tasting Glasses are an excellent choice If you would like to purchase a set of six glasses, please click here.  Glasses will be delivered to you on the first day of classes.

 

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

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

Who should take this course

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

  • You are employed in the drinks and hospitality industries and have little prior knowledge of alcoholic beverages in general and international wines in particular

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 Outline 

  • How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine

  • Key white grape varieties

  • Key black grape varieties

  • Wine-producing regions of the world

  • Sparkling wines

  • Sweet wines and fortified wines

  • Spirits and liqueurs

  • Label terminology

  • Food and wine pairing

  • The WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

 

Course Dates/Locations

 

Kitchener - nine weeks
Mondays: Feb 4 - Mar 25, exam Apr 1
6:30 - 8:30
Registration closed

Venue:
Walper Hotel
20 Queen Street S | Kitchener
Click here for map

Hamilton - condensed
Sundays: March 3, 17, 25 exam Mar 31
10:00 - 6:00
Registration closed

Venue:
Equal Parts Hospitality
41 King William Street, Suite 200
Click here for map

 
 

Toronto - nine weeks
Wednesdays: Mar 6 - May 1
6:30 - 8:30
Registration closed

Venue:
The King Edward Hotel
37 King Street E | Toronto
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Wellington, condensed
Mondays: April 8, 15, 22 exam 29
10:00 - 6:00
Registration closed

Venue:
The Drake Devonshire
24 Wharf Street | Wellington
Click here for map

 

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

A form needs to be completed for each participant. If you are registering more than one person,
please add them one at a time.

Sign up today!
 
 

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