Tracy shared with us her reason for studying wine:
I love travelling and vineyards are often on my to go list. Having taken the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines helped me to appreciate wine from different perspectives. The great thing about this course is that it can be done online or in-class giving me a lot of flexibility in allocating my time to study. Looking forward to signing up for Level 2 (and some travels) in the next couple of months.
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines 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.
This 6-hour course provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine and wine and food pairing.
- 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)
- Upon successful completion of a 30-question multiple-choice exam you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
The course will be delivered by IWEG’s WSET Certified Educator Karen Lavigne.
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines will take place on Saturday December 10th, at 9:30 am – 4:30pm. Exam at 3:30pm.
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Personalized Gift Certificates
Whether you are an early holiday shopper or need the perfect gift year round, we offer personalized gift certificates that can be redeemed towards any course or event offered at IWEG. Gift certificates are valid for both in-class and online courses.
Please contact Anne Theunissen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a gift certificate.
International Wine and Spirit Competition: Emerging Talent Awards
The winner of each of the six Emerging Talent awards will be granted a £2,500 travel bursary, courtesy of the IWSC Foundation, to enable them to further their education and development within their chosen field. These awards are open to everyone of all ages and all professions of the drinks trade.
Entry to the 2023 Emerging Talent Awards is now open. Download the entry forms and return them before Friday, January 27, 2023 to email@example.com.