Wine Tasting Manchester-Essential Guide Part 2 WSET Professional Courses

Our wine tasting Manchester posts would not be complete without taking a close look at our WSET Awards. WSET stands for Wine and Spirit Education Trust in case you don't know. If you are not familiar with these world renowned qualifications you may not realise that wine tasting technique and the chance to taste a wide range of wines (or spirits) are a very important component of these awards.

Why You Should Consider WSET Awards

Taking a WSET accredited course is a fantastic way to improve your appreciation of wine, and will be really helpful to anyone starting out on a career in the drinks business. If you are looking to establish your credibility as an existing worker in the wine and spirits business or you just want to challenge yourself and have fun at the same time, these courses are for you. The chance to taste lots of different wines (about 8 on Level 1 over 40 on Level 2!) is a very important and enjoyable part of your Manchester wine tasting experience.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake, for professionals and enthusiasts.

WSET Courses Offered by Northern Wine School

We offer one-day beginner (Level 1) courses in wines and also spirits. Beyond that we provide more advanced awards which involve substantial wine tasting at our Manchester courses, and in-depth study by students. (Levels 2 and 3 in wines and spirits)

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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Wine tasting Manchester-WSET level 1 wines

This one day course will give you a basic introduction to wine. You will also get an insight into basic food and wine matching. It will suit the keen beginner as well as boosting the confidence of new or inexperienced staff in the wine and spirits industry.

To gain the qualification you must pass the test at the end of the day-a multiple choice paper of 30 questions.

Find full details of Level 1 wines on our dedicated page here.

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

Also a one day course which will give you a basic introduction to spirits. You will get an insight into the production and distillation of the major spirits of the world. It will suit the keen beginner as well as boosting the confidence of new or inexperienced front line staff in bars, hotels and restaurants.

To gain the qualification you must pass the test at the end of the day-a multiple choice paper of 30 questions.

Find full details of Level 1 spirits on our dedicated page-scroll to bottom of page.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

Wine tasting Manchester-WSET Level 2 wines and spirits

This is a three day course held over successive Sundays. It will appeal to those enthusiasts who want to gain more in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits. The award will also provide a good basic grounding to anyone employed in the drinks and hospitality industries.

The course goes into the details of how wine is made, key grape varieties and major wine producing regions. An essential part of the course is food and wine pairing, label terms and how to taste wine systematically. Currently the study of spirits and liqueurs is included in this course.

To achieve this internationally recognised wines and spirits award, you must pass a multiple choice paper of 50 questions. This is taken at the end of the last day.

Find full details of Level 2 Wines and Spirits on our dedicated page.

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

Wine tasting Manchester-WSET Level 2 Spirits
A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.

This is a three day course held over successive Sundays. It will appeal to those enthusiasts who want to gain more in-depth knowledge of spirits. The award will also provide an excellent grounding to anyone employed in the drinks and hospitality industries, especially bars, pubs and cocktail bars.

This course covers spirits production and the tasting of spirits, including fruit, grain, sugar cane and agave spirits. You will also study and taste flavoured spirits and liqueurs. Classic cocktails and the preparing of drinks and cocktails has been included as well.

Students will taste at least 30 spirits and liqueurs over the three weeks.

To achieve this internationally recognised spirits award, you must pass a multiple choice paper of 50 questions. This is taken at the end of the last day.

Find full details of Level 2 Spirits on our dedicated page. Scroll to bottom of page

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Wine tasting Manchester-WSET Level 3 Wines
An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.

Normally this is a five week course consisting of five full Sundays. It is for those of you seeking deeper detailed understanding of the world of wine. The wine tasting Manchester element of this course is even more rigorous and involves tasting 50-60 wines including sparkling and fortified.

The exam consists of a two hour theory paper of two parts. The first part is 50 multiple choice question, with the second part made up of short written answers to four questions. The written answers are worth 25 marks each. There is also a blind tasting exam of two wines.

This Level 3 Manchester wine tasting WSET course is coming soon (early 2018).

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Wine Tasting Manchester

Remember- wine tasting Manchester at our WSET courses is a very important part of learning, over 40 wines and spirits are tasted for this Level 2 Wines and Spirits Award!

See the WSET Qualifications Page here. There is a full description of every Award and specifications for you to download

See Parts 1 and 3 of Our Series

Wine Tasting Manchester Guide Part 1

Wine Tasting Manchester Guide Part 3