WSET Wine Courses

Le Verre Gourmand is now a certified provider of WSET courses. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) provides globally known and recognised education and qualifications in wines and spirits around the world. We are proud to be able to offer courses to wine professionals and enthusiasts alike. We are currently offering WSET levels 1 and 2.

Please contact Phoebe, our WSET certified educator, on phoebe@verregourmand.com if you have any questions.

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WSET Level 1 in Wines

If you are interested in wine and are keen to deepen your understanding, WSET Level 1 in Wines is the perfect starting point. Embark on a journey where you will explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste. Gain valuable knowledge and basic skills that will enable you to describe wines accurately and suggest food and wine pairings.

Delivery and Assessment

The WSET Level 1 in Wines qualification takes place over the course of one full day, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience with six hours of study time in a classroom setting.  Assessment for this course is conducted through a closed-book examination on the final day, comprising 30 multiple-choice questions. 

What You’ll Learn 

  • Food and wine pairing
  • The main styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to serve and store wine
  • How to taste wine according to the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT)

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, hospitality professional, or simply curious about the world of wines, WSET Level 1 in Wines is the ideal foundation for your knowledge of wines. Book now to begin your journey!

Available dates (full day 9am-6pm)

  • More dates to come!

Price – 220€HT/264€TTC per student

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WSET Level 2 in Wines

On the WSET Level 2 in Wines course, you’ll embark on a journey to gain a comprehensive understanding of the world’s principal and regionally important grape varieties, the regions where they are grown, and the diverse styles of wine they produce. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to describe wines and appreciate the factors that impact their style and quality. 

Delivery and Assessment

This qualification requires a minimum of 28 hours of study time, with 16 hours of engaging classroom instruction. Available as a 3-day course (one full day per week). Assessment will be conducted through a closed-book 1 hour exam consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions on the final day.

What You’ll Learn

  • Influence of Environmental Factors: Discover how environmental factors, grape-growing techniques, and winemaking choices shape the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties. From Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay, you’ll explore the unique characteristics and profiles of each variety.
  • Key Labeling Terms: Unravel the mystery behind wine labels as you learn to decipher key labelling terms on bottles. Understand the significance of these terms in relation to the grape variety, region, and style of the wine.
  • Regionally Important Grape Varieties: Delve into the styles and quality of wines made from 22 regionally important grape varieties. From Old World classics to emerging New World gems, you’ll gain insight into the diversity of wine offerings from various regions.
  • Sparkling and Fortified Wines: Understand the production methods and characteristics of these wines that set them apart from the rest.
  • Wine Storage and Service: Learn the essential principles of wine storage and service. Discover how the correct storage conditions and serving temperatures can significantly impact the enjoyment and preservation of a wine.
  • Food and Wine Pairing: Learn the key principles of pairing food with wine.
  • The WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT): Develop your wine-tasting skills using the WSET systematic approach to tasting (SAT). Learn how to assess wines visually, aromatically, and on the palate, providing you with a structured method to confidently describe and appreciate wines.

The WSET Level 2 in Wines is the perfect opportunity to deepen your knowledge and appreciation of wines from around the world through learning about, and tasting, many different styles of wine. Get in touch now to book or find out more. 

Available dates (three full days 9am-6pm) :

  • Thursday 18th April, Tuesday 23rd April, Tuesday 30th April including exam – Hôtel des 2 Gares, St-Gervais Le Fayet – 9h – 18h (including an hour break for lunch) – Minimum 8 attendees required – Deadline to sign up: Monday 25th March. Email phoebe@verregourmand.com to sign up.

Price – 600€HT/720€TTC per student