The UK-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) wine courses are
now available in South Africa for the first time. WSET Diploma graduate
and Associate of the Institute of Wines and Spirits, Cathy Marston,
will be offering Levels 1, 2 and 3, with the first round of courses
starting in March.
The WSET wine courses are the acknowledged benchmark in the wine industry, with educators teaching them in more than 55 different countries making them the most widely recognised wine courses in the world. Gaining a WSET qualification means that not only have you met some of the most demanding and rigorous criteria, independently and impartially administered from a single exam management system, you’ve also now got something in common with the vast majority of wine professionals anywhere in the world. And, of course, your knowledge of international wines is considerably increased, making buying, selling and talking wine with overseas customers and buyers far easier.
The first courses have been scheduled for Cape Town and Stellenbosch but more are in the pipeline for Gauteng and Durban, plus weekend courses will be on their way soon as well.
At the moment, there are no plans to offer Level 1 courses. If you would like a course organised just for your staff, please contact Cathy on email@example.com.
Level 2 – Behind the Label
This course covers the major grape varieties and where they are grown around the world. Students are taught how to taste wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. This is a great course for any wine-lover, both those working in the wine industry and for enthusiastic amateurs. No previous wine experience necessary and you’ll taste approximately 40 wines during the course, the majority of them from overseas.
Download the Level 2 Course Specification here.
Course Code: L2CT0312
Dates: Monday 12th, 19th, 26th March, 2nd, 16th April.
Exam date: 23rd April
Times: 18h00 - 21h00
Place: Cape Town Hotel School, Granger Bay, Cape Town
Cost: R4 800 per person
Includes: All tuition, all course material, exam, tasting of at least 40 local and international wines.
Level 3 – Exploring Wines and Spirits
This course provides a more comprehensive coverage of the wide range of wines and spirits around the world. The qualification has an increased focus on wine tasting technique and the course provides a core knowledge of the wide range of wines and spirits around the world to equip those in a supervisory capacity with the authority and confidence to make informed decisions in a wide variety of trade situations. It is essential that you have either WSET Level 2 or an equivalent level of knowledge in order to achieve success in this professional qualification. Please email with details of your experience and qualifications to find out more.
This qualification enables you to use the WSET logo on business cards, stationery etc. You’ll taste at least 80 wines, 95% of them from overseas and I am delighted to confirm that both Cathy van Zyl MW and Richard Kershaw MW will be lecturing on this course.
Download the Level 3 Specification here.
Course Code: L3ST0312
Dates: Thursday 15th, 22nd, 29th March and 5th April 2012
Exam Date: 19th April 2012
Times: 9h00 - 17h00
Place: The Annex at Backsberg Wine Estate, Klaapmuts Road, Stellenbosch.
Cost: R9 800 per person.
Includes: All tuition, all course material, exam, tasting of at least 80 local and international wines.
Download the Booking Form here.
For more details or any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.