• Freemasons’ Hall to Become Manchester Hall

    Much Loved Venue Freemasons' Hall Being Redeveloped.

    Manchester Hall

    Manchester Hall

    Hall Will Remain Open to the Public.

    Renamed as Manchester Hall, the venue where we hold most of our tastings is to be reborn. There are to be two new restaurants, a roof terrace as well as improved meetings facilities. 

    Freemason Membership Has Dwindled in Recent Years

    Because there are far fewer Freemasons these days the Grade II listed building has been underused and unprofitable. New owners are to breathe new life into it whilst preserving most of the splendid features. 

    Bedrooms For Conference Delegates to be Built.

    Rooms for conference attendees are to be built on vacant land currently used for car parking. The fantastic entrance hall with its splendid pillars and Spanish gallery features will still be the centre piece of the building.

  • WSET Resources. Levels 1,2 and 3

  • Why WSET Courses are Important

    Customer Interest in Wine is Growing

    It is important that staff are able to talk to customers about:

    • ​The wine list.
    • Taste and food matching.
    • Where the wine comes from.
    • How the wine is produced.

    Of course the same principles apply to knowledge of spirits too!

    WSET Courses Are Held in High Regard

    Why are the courses of this not for profit organisation valued so much?

    • ​WSET's highly respected courses have been around for decades
    • Many jobs in the industry require these qualifications.
    • The different tiers mean that a novice can begin studying and aspire to reach higher and higher levels of knowledge.
    • The structured learning appeals to both those inside and outside the industry.

    What WSET Course Should I Take?

    Level 1 Wine

    • For a beginner wanting to learn more about wine.
    • Consists of a one day course with an exam at the end of the day.
    • The exam is made up of 30 multiple choice questions.

    Level 1 Spirits

    • For the novice needing to know more.
    • Covers basic knowledge and identification of spirits.
    • One day course followed by a 30 multiple choice question exam.

    Level 2 Wines and Spirits

    • Three day course.
    • Designed to increase your ability to discuss basic wine theory.
    • Apply your knowledge to sales, service and storage of wines and spirits.
    • You will taste a range of different wine samples.
    • A 50 question multiple choice exam. concludes the final day.
    • You don't have to have done level 1, but it may help.

    Level 3 Wines and Spirits

    • Seven day course.
    • Level three wine tasting technique.
    • Learn about the production and distribution of wine.
    • An exam on the last day, consisting of three parts:
    • Part one is a blind tasting of two wines.
    • Part two is a 50 multiple choice question paper.
    • Part three consists of short written answers.
    • You don't have to have done level 2, but it is recommended that you do.
    • You will need to put in even more private study for level 3.

    More WSET Details Here

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    WSET Website Page

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