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WSET Manchester

For WSET Students Who Want to Succeed:

Looking for wine or spirits education here in Manchester? Learn from one of the best qualified tutors in The North of England.

John Callow DipWset  holds the WSET flagship Diploma.He also teaches Masterclasses on behalf of The Champagne Bureau, is a Certified Sherry and Sake Educator and a member of The Association of Wine Educators.

More importantly students benefit from his engaging teaching which encourages active learning. You'll be in good hands!

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John Callow DipWSET

After university, I worked in the drinks industry for some years. My real passion was in helping others choose and buy wine well. I decided to learn as much as possible about the wines and spirits I enjoyed. Over the years I have earned my WSET Diploma, been accepted by The Association of Wine Educators and become a certified Sherry and Sake Educator.

My mission is to for you to gain more enjoyment from your favourite tipple. Whether a student in the trade or a wine enthusiast I want to help you benefit from my experience and knowledge.

WSET Manchester, Certified Educator
Manchester Sake Educator

I did the level 2 wines and spirits course recently. It was most enjoyable and I learned a lot during the 3 sessions. John is very knowledgeable about his wines and brings a great selection of wines to try and help one become an educated taster. The group was fun and we all had a great time tasting and discussing the wines with John keeping us right! The examination is not bad provided one reads the course material and the book we received as part of the course will serve as a useful reminder.

Julie Langton ... via Google

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Sign up and get instant access to the first quiz.  A link to another quiz will be sent to you every day for a further four days. The last quiz consists of 50 exam style questions. You see your results on line as soon as you submit your answers

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​Study with us and get these benefits:

  • Best pass rate in the region
  • Small class sizes
  • John Callow DipWSET is YOUR tutor at every level, providing personal online and email support
  • Interactive learning-550 practise questions on our website for Level 2 Wines & Spirits alone!
  • Emphasis on exam technique
  • Best value fees that include lunch
  • First in the region to offer WSET online courses. Study at YOUR own pace
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Early Bird Tickets £115

Early Bird Tickets £280

WSET Level 3 Wine Tasting Manchester

Early Bird Tickets £560

Video: "Why WSET qualifications are important" - John presents this Masterclass...


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WSET®Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Manchester 16, 23, 30 June 2018 The Castlefield Hotel
  • 30th June 2018 9:30 am
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WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines Manchester 08/07/2018 Central Working (Entrance via Grindsmith)
  • 8th July 2018 9:30 am
WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines Manchester The Castlefield Hotel
  • 2nd September 2018 9:30 am
WSET Level 2 Spirits Online 29/09/18-2/11/18
  • 29th September 2018 8:00 am
WSET®Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Manchester Starts 04/11/2018 The Castlefield Hotel
  • 4th November 2018 9:30 am
WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines Manchester 25/11/2018 The Castlefield Hotel
  • 25th November 2018 9:30 am

ALL our WSET® courses are taught personally by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Certified Educator, & Diploma (Level 4) holder, John Callow DipWSET. He is the founder of Northern Wine School. Students of ours currently enjoy a 100% pass rate, due to their hard work and the extra support on our Student Pages.

I recently completed the WSET Level 2 course and examination with Northern Wine School. It really was an excellent course and was very well run & taught by John. I learnt a lot and got to taste some great wines.
Highly recommended!

Phil Gregory ... Via Google

Why YOU should choose Northern Wine School

True Experts in Their Field

The Wine and Spirits Education Trust is proud to approve only educators who are true experts in their field. Watch out for the Certified Educator Logo, as seen below, which shows that John is best in class to deliver WSET programmes. This is because he has passed the highest level of their very demanding teaching assessments. Only those who meet the WSET's very strict criteria can achieve Certified Educator status. Should you choose to study WSET in Manchester or Liverpool with Northern Wine School, you will receive the very best teaching and educational support.

WSET Manchester, Certified Educator
WSET Manchester, Approved Programme Providor

​Our WSET Awards will help you

WSET Awards are here to ensure you reach and exceed your goals. They are recognised as the industry standard  for wine and spirit qualifications throughout the world. Because of that their value within the industry is obvious-that's why they are so sought after.

In recent years more and more wine enthusiasts have been taking WSET Awards. Besides increasing their wines and spirits knowledge, they also get a great deal of pleasure from their courses. Learning more about wine and food matching and having fun whilst tasting a whole range of wines-what could be better?

FREE advice and support for everyone studying for WSET® Awards:

Get more support

Get the support you need from our unique Member's area. This includes practice exams and more to help with your revision. For example we have three sets of 30 questions for Level 1 Wines alone. Answer the questions on your screen and then get your marks delivered at the top of the screen. You get instant feedback! If you decide to study with us you will get an extra level of support.

Get a taste of what's on offer

Visit the Member's Page. You will be able to see the links to many resources available. More are being added weekly. It's FREE so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Approved Programme Provider

John Callow DipWSET, a WSET® approved programme provider (APP) for WSET courses Manchester will be your friendly tutor. John has the flagship Diploma qualification so you know that you will be in safe knowledgeable hands. You will be supported throughout your course from start to finish. We keep class sizes small so that you will enjoy the attention you deserve. Support will be given on course days and via our website and email . Ready to start YOUR journey?

Are you looking for WSET courses in Manchester? You've come to the right place. Northern Wine School are the specialists for WSET wine and spirits in Manchester and The North West.

Job seeker or seasoned professional

Maybe you are looking for a new career or wishing to advance in your current job. Or you are a seasoned professional wanting to expand your knowledge to become an authority in your field. You could be an enthusiastic amateur who simply wants to know more about wine and gain even more pleasure from it.

We can help.

WSET® Awards In-House

We can come to you if you wish. Have your staff trained using your facilities, wines and wine list. This helps keep costs down and can be done at a time that suits you. WSET® Awards are recognised world wide as "the gold standard" qualifications in the trade. They are UK Government approved and regulated by Ofqual.

Having WSET® qualifications brings many benefits for you, your staff and your business:

  • Enhances the reputation of your business
  • Staff with these qualifications will increase your profits. They will have confidence to up-sell wines for example
  • Knowledgeable staff will add to a positive customer experience
  • This results in good reviews and further repeat business
  • Your team will feel more valued resulting in improved retention

We look after everything from course material to final exams

Links to our WSET Awards Pages:

  • Hands on introduction to the world of wine
  • Explore main types and styles of wine
  • Tasting wines & use sight, smell and taste to describe them
  • Make food and wine pairings
  • Pass and receive a certificate and lapel pin

This is a one day course. It's your chance to try out a Manchester WSET course. A fun but guided way to learn about wine and see if WSET courses are for you.

Level 2 WSET Courses in Manchester

For you if you wish to develop a core understanding of wine and sprits. Level 1 is not necessary to take this three day course.

  • How wine is made and labelled
  • What factors influence wine style and important producing regions
  • Taste sparkling, sweet & fortified wines & learn production methods
  • Taste the main spirits & liqueurs & learn how they are made
  • Learn how to describe wine using SAT (Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine)
  • Understand food & wine pairing principles

After this 3 day WSET course in Manchester (including your own study time & John's support) you take an exam at the end of day 3. If you pass you are awarded a certificate and lapel pin. You are also entitled to use the WSET logo.

Most of our WSET courses are held at The Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4JR. See map below:

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