Beginners Wine Course

Beginners Wine Course

Interested in wine but don't know where to start? Over three consecutive Tuesday evenings, Luisa Salussolia, WSET Certified Wine Educator, will be running WSET globally accredited beginner Wine Courses, that will empower you to sip, serve, pair and simply enjoy wine with confidence. The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) are accredited wine qualifications that are globally recognised as the international standard in wine knowledge. They are designed for anyone who wants to learn about wine in a fun, concentrated, structured way or those considering a career in the wine industry. Luisa is an Approved Programme Provider of WSET Wine Qualifications. For those new to wine, this interactive and fun course provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles through sight, smell and taste, whilst gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and learn how to pair wine with food. Upon successful completion you will receive the internationally recognised WSET certificate -WSET LEVEL 1 Award In Wines. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings 7 - 9pm, starting Tuesday 25th Jan, Tuesday 1st February, Tuesday 8th February. Fees include: Study materials, use of tasting glasses, all wine samples, WSET tuition with Luisa and WSET multiple choice 45 minute examination (plus globally recognised WSET certificate and lapel pin). Together we will cover wine tasting, identifying wine styles, key stages in grape growing and wine making, storing and serving wine and food and wine pairing principles. No previous knowledge of wine is necessary to attend. The straightforward 45 minute multiple choice exam consists of 30 questions. The pass mark is 70% and achievable! This is taken at the end of the last Tuesday classroom lesson.

£250.00

Interested in wine but don't know where to start? Over three consecutive Tuesday evenings, we are running WSET globally accredited beginner Wine Courses hosted by Wine Educator Luisa Salussolia, who will empower you to sip, serve, pair and simply enjoy wine with confidence, on this interactive and fun course.
The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) are accredited wine qualifications that are globally recognised as the international standard in wine knowledge. They are designed for anyone who wants to learn about wine in a fun, concentrated, structured way or those considering a career in the wine industry.

For those new to wine, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles through sight, smell and taste, whilst gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and learn how to pair wine with food. Upon successful completion you will receive the internationally recognised WSET certificate-WSET LEVEL 1 Award In Wines.

 

Three consecutive Tuesday evenings 7 - 9pm, starting Tuesday 25th Jan, Tuesday 1st February, Tuesday 8th February.

Fees include: Study materials, use of tasting glasses, all wine samples, WSET tuition with Luisa and WSET multiple choice 45 minute examination (plus globally recognised WSET certificate and lapel pin).

Together we will cover wine tasting, identifying wine styles, key stages in grape growing and wine making, storing and serving wine and food and wine pairing principles. No previous knowledge of wine is necessary to attend.

The straightforward 45 minute multiple choice exam consists of 30 questions. The pass mark is 70% and achievable! This is taken at the end of the last Tuesday classroom lesson.

You can present this experience in a beautifully designed and packaged certificate. Gift personalisation comes in the form of addressing it to your recipient along with a message.

All you need to do is add this item to the shopping bag, then complete the address details and enter your message. You have the option to leave blank if you wish to write your own by hand.

WSET Classroom Wine Courses

  • Delegates must be over 18 years in age
  • Provisional bookings are not accepted and places will only be confirmed once payment is received
  • Course / event bookings are not complete until the course registration booking form has been completed and sent back to Luisa at Unicorn & The Vine by the student
  • Course fees will be refunded in full if Unicorn & The Vine changes a course date or cancels a
    course if enrolments do not reach the required minimum numbers – notification will be made in
    the 5 working days prior to the planned start date of the course
  • Cancellations of confirmed places are accepted up to 15 working days prior to the start of the
    course. An administration fee of £10 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam booking supplied will be
    deducted and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee
  • All cancellation requests must be made in writing or by email.
  • Transfers of a confirmed booking to another course can be made up to 5 working days before the course start date
  • Alternative course bookings must start within one
    calendar year of the course originally booked and all transfers are subject to availability on alternative course / examination dates
  • If a confirmed course booking is cancelled by the student during 15 working days prior to the start of the course, or at any time after the start of the course, no refund of the course fees will be made, but you are able to transfer your course to alternative dates that start within one calendar year of the original course dates.
  • Where circumstances are beyond our reasonable control, we reserve the right to postpone and reschedule all or part of any course or event and no refunds will be offered
  • We reserve the right to change the venue of any course or event to one of equal or superior quality (and within the same vicinity)
  • We reserve the right to ask any person to leave any event if their behaviour is deemed unacceptable or disruptive to others
  • WSET presentations or educational material is for students use only and cannot be shared amongst friends or third parties
  • Any delegates with disabilities or learning difficulties must make this known in advance at the time of booking so there is time for any special requirements to be arranged

 

WSET Course Exams

 

  • Examination fees are included within the price of the applicable courses
  • Examination dates are fixed to the date of the course booked or set by mutual agreement for Distance Learning students. Once an exam place has been booked, it cannot be changed within 20 days of the examination.
  • Students will need to bring photographic identification with them on the date of any examination, such as a driving licence or passport. Your first name and last name must match your photographic ID and must be the original documentation (photocopies or scanned images will not be accepted)
  • Students requiring special examination conditions must submit their request before starting the course. Such requests must be supported by a doctor’s certificate or similar document
  • Where a student fails to attend or does not meet the criteria to pass the examination, but still wishes to gain the qualification, they should contact Unicorn & The Vine (luisa@unicornandthevine.com) and we will recommend options, which may include attendance at a future course, or sitting the examination on another date.
  • In the event of a student re-sitting a WSET examination, or not attending their booked exam, the following examination fees will apply, depending on the course, as follows: In classroom Level 1: £65, Level 2: £85

Course / Event Registration

  • Course / event bookings are not complete until Course Registration has been completed by the student or person attending (delegate). As part of the registration process, delegates are confirming that they have read and understood all of the relevant booking conditions.
  • Individual delegates / the organiser for in-house or private events, should notify Unicorn & The Vine luisa@unicornandthevine.com if anyone who has registered is no longer intending to participate in the course / event for which they have registered.
  • The organiser of in-house / private events, is responsible for ensuring that all delegates complete registration prior to the (first) date of the event, and at least 15 days in advance where a course includes an examination.
  • Unicorn & The Vine may use photographs and videos of training courses and events for marketing purposes including on social media, on our website, on posters and in brochures. Images of delegates are an essential part of this marketing material. We assume that you have no objection to forming a part of such images by agreeing to our terms and conditions via this website and/ or the booking form
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£250.00