Courses for learners aged 19 and over

Sommelier Course (New to Wine Tasting)

Course Code Start Date End Date Wks Day Time Venue Fees
24yrs +
17WINW1AL1/1 19/05/2018 19/05/2018 1 Sa 09:30 - 16:30 Macclesfield College £185.00 Fee Code: £185.00Fee Code:
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Course Information

Who is it for?
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.

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

Requirements may vary by course provider.

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

Additional Information
The course will be held by wine expert Agustin Trapero. He is Head-Sommelier at D&D London restaurants and is also involved in different projects as a wine specialist and wine consultant for independent and private customers. In 2008 he won the competition about “California wines” by The Academy Food & Wine in the UK, and he is now preparing himself for the most challenging wine examination; Master Sommelier.

Course information code: HOS-23-17