MANCHESTER - WSET Level 2 Award in Wines FEB 2023 - Professional wine qualification
WHEN Monday 13th February, Monday 20th February, Monday 27th February 2023 10-6pm
WHERE Blossom Street Social Wine, 51 Blossom Street, Manchester, M4 6AJ
EDUCATOR Sophia Luckett from The Drink Talking
WSET APP SagasuDrinks
PRICE £385 per person
Booking deadline 27th January 2023
- 30+ wine samples
- WSET text book and workbook
- Over 16 hours WSET tuition with wine educator Sophia Luckett
- WSET examination (plus globally recognised WSET certificate and lapel pin on passing)
All admin and course fees will be processed with Sagasu Drinks, The Drink Talking's Approved Programme Provider
The Drink Talking is excited to be teaming up with Manchester's coolest fine wine merchant, Blossom St Social, for this action packed wine qualification course.
What is WSET Level 2 Award in wines? Build your wine knowledge with the world's most recognised wine qualification, looking behind the label of the world’s most important wines. This fascinating course focuses on grape varieties, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce.
This qualification is Ofqual regulated.
Who's this course for?
Trade or wine enthusiasts
WSET Level 2 Award is Wines is fundamental for any passionate wine enthusiast or anyone working in the hospitality trade be that at a hotel, bar, restaurant, wine and spirit merchant or wholesaler, sales representative, retail buyer, vineyards etc.
The perfect wine course for beginners and intermediates wishing to learn about a wide range of grapes, wine regions and styles.
A recent review of Sagasu Drinks and The Drink Talking WSET course
"I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in
wine and wants to learn more. I would particularly recommend doing it with Sophia as she is such an engaging speaker and fantastic teacher that she really brings the content to life. I learnt so much about wine; it was fun, interesting, interactive and really accessible."
Samantha Welsh, WSET Level 2 student with The Drink Talking, May 2022
Why study with Sophia from The Drink Talking?
This course is all about you and your wine education, and I pride myself on making sure you feel engaged, entertained, informed and included. As well as an engaging presentation of the WSET course content, I add additional fun revision games and activities to ensure your motivation and enthusiasm. You will get to know your wine peers, form relationships, have fun and build a wealth of knowledge.
The course takes place over three Sundays, with course attendance each week. The examination takes place at the end of the third Sunday. This allows time for study between the classes and we recommend reading the relevant chapters of the textbook ahead of your classes to make sure you are fully prepared.
What will I learn?
The course covers:
- How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
- How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:
- Pinot Grigio/Gris
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
The style and quality of wines:
- made from 22 regionally important grape varieties (e.g. Nebbiolo, Malbec and Viognier)
- produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world
How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:
- Sparkling wines
- 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
On successful completion you will be a more confident wine taster, able to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties. You'll know how to interpret wine labels from the main wine producing regions of the world, and how to store, serve, taste and pair wines to get the best out of every glass.
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including:
- 16 hours of guided learning in the classroom
- 12 hours of personal study and revision
- A one-hour multiple choice examination
SPACES ON THIS COURSE ARE LIMITED
What do I have to do to pass the exam?
The Level 2 Award in Wines examination consists of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 60 minutes/one hour.
- Pass: 55% - 69%
- Pass with Merit: 70% - 84%
- Pass with Distinction: 85% and above
All students who pass the examination will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
This qualification is Ofqual regulated.
Do I need prior knowledge to complete the course?
This course is ideal for complete beginners or those with some knowledge of wine. You don't need to have completed any other qualification to enrol. However, study of the text book before and during the course is essential.
This class is delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.
You must be at least 18 years old to enrol on any of our courses.
How do I prepare?
This qualification combines guided and private study. It requires you to undertake a recommended minimum of 12 hours of private study time in addition to your guided learning hours.
The only necessary study material for this course is the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines study pack, which will be sent to you two weeks prior the start of the course.
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