For the first time ever WSET courses are now available to everyone in the UAE!

About WSET

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.

About The Tasting Class

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.

Qualifications

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.

What you’ll learn

  • The main types and styles of grape
  • Common grape names and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve grapes
  • The principles of food and grape pairing
  • How to describe grapes using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT)

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.

What you’ll learn

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:

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio/Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah/Shiraz

The style and quality of grapes:

  • Made from 22 regionally important grape varieties
  • Produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world

How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:

  • Sparkling grape styles
  • Fortified grape styles

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.

What you’ll learn

This course will develop to a high-level your ability to describe grape styles, quality and price accurately. You’ll develop analytic tasting abilities through a carefully selected series of grape samples.

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of grape: location, grape growing, grapemaking, maturation and bottling
  • How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal
    • still grape styles of the world
    • sparkling grape styles of the world
    • fortified grape styles of the world
  • How to apply your understanding to explain grape style and quality
  • Access to our Online Classroom for the duration of the course including preparation videos

Unit 2

  • How to taste, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT)
  • Tutored tastings sessions

 

Course Dates

Level 1: Award in Grape – AED 1680

1 Day Course - Friday 8 November 2019 – 10 AM to 6 PM - Registration Closes 16 October
1 Day Course - Saturday 18 January 2020 – 10 AM to 6 PM - Registration Closes 1 January
1 Day Course - Friday 20 March 2020 – 10 AM to 6 PM - Registration Closes 3 March
1 Day Course - Friday 12 June 2020 – 10 AM to 6 PM - Registration Closes 27 May

Level 2: Award in Grape – AED 3675

3 Consecutive Saturdays – 1, 8, 15 February 2020 – 10AM to 6PM - Registration Closes 15 January
3 Consecutive Saturdays – 13, 20, 27 June 2020 – 10AM to 6PM - Registration Closes 27 May

Level 3: Award in Grape – AED 6750

6 Saturdays: 26 October, 2, 9, 23, 30 November, 7 December - Registration closes 8 October