This qualification was initially created for the front-of-house staff within the on-trade sector. It has grown into a course with global appeal, providing basic product knowledge to first time employees in the wine industry and the interested consumer alike.
How will you benefit?
The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction to wine followed by the principles of food and wine pairing.
- The main styles of wine
- The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
- The characteristics of the common grape varieties used to produce wine
- Service of wine
- Health, safety and legal issues
- The pairing of food and wine
This version of the course is held over two intensive sessions morning and afternoon of the same day, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions. The exam will be taken during the last hour of the afternoon session.
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