WSET COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Wine Plus+ Wine School offers three levels of WSET programs in the Okanagan, Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.
LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WINES
The Level 1 Award in Wines is perfect for those new to wine, enthusiastic consumers or those just entering the wine business. It gives the confidence to deal with customers, talk about wine and store and serve wine. This course also provides an extensive tutorial on tasting like a professional and food and wine pairing, setting your palate up for life.
For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
Course Format: Either 2-Evening/Half-day (2 x 3.5 hour classes) or 1-Full-day class (8 hour class)
LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES
WSET’s Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. Level 2 provides a deeper insight into the world of wine. This is the perfect course for those with some knowledge of wine but who need to fill in all the gaps. This course covers winemaking, grapegrowing and the major grape varieties of the world.
This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. 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.
Course Format: Either 3-Full-day classes (8 hour class) or 6-Evening/Half-day (6 x 3.5 hour classes)
LEVEL 3 AWARD IN WINES
An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts. Level 3 provides an indepth look at the world of wines. This course expands on the knowledge of Level 2 giving a thorough understanding of the world of wine. It is ideal for those either looking to deeply expand their understanding of the world of wine and is essential for those looking to move into supervisory or management positions in the wine industry.
For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
Course Format: Either 6-Full-day classes (8 hour class) or 12-Evening/Half-day (6 x 3.5 hour classes)
* It is necessary to make a one-time purchase of the Wine Plus+ Tasting Pack for $40. This includes 6-ISO glasses and a Wine Plus+ carry bag to be used during your WSET courses.
Policies & Procedures
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