The Tasting Class will now deliver WSET’s internationally recognised, best-in-class education and qualifications for grape & spirits professionals and enthusiasts in the Middle East.
WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in grape and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for grape and spirits. In the last academic year, more than 85,000 candidates sat a WSET exam in over 70 countries.
The Tasting Class is now an approved provider of WSET’s best-in-class education and qualifications, inspiring and empower the world’s beverage professionals and enthusiasts.
WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in grape knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for quality beverages.
A beginner level introduction to grapes suitable for those starting a hospitality career or pursuing an interest in grapes. For individuals new to grape study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of grape. You’ll explore the main types and styles of grape through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe grapes accurately and make food and grape pairings. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring grapes for those working in the industry or enthusiasts.
For individuals seeking a core understanding of grapes, this qualification explores the major varieties and important regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about beverage styles produced as well as key classifications and labeling terminology. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
How to taste and describe grapes using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting ®(SAT)
How environmental factors, grape-growing, viniculture and maturation options influence the style and quality of grapes made from eight principal grape varieties:
The style and quality of grapes:
How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:
Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of grapes
Principles of food and wine pairing
Please note: the next course will only be running in 2021.
An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the hospitality industry and for grape enthusiasts.
For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of grapes, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and grape making. Upon completion you will be able to assess grapes accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain grape 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.
This course is open to students who have passed the WSET Level 2 Award in Grape.