This course is a beginner level introduction to wine, suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. It is intended for those who are new to wine study, as this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to wine. It explores the main styles and types of wine by using all the senses (sight, smell, and taste) while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings.
The following topics will be covered:
- the main types and styles of wine;
- common wine grapes and their characteristics;
- how to store wine;
- how to serve wine;
- food and wine pairing principles; and,
- how to describe wine.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, you must be of legal drinking age in the country where you attend the course to participate in any alcohol tasting.
This qualification has a minimum requirement of six hours of study time, in a classroom or online, with a WSET course provider.