WSET Bordeaux, Paris, France

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 in London to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits for those already in or intending to join the trade, and also enthusiastic consumers. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications ranging from basic introduction to wine tasting to the deepest knowledge on all aspects of the wine industry. WSET works through a network of 700 Approved Programme Providers in 70 countries around the world. Its certificates became international references for anybody wishing to work in the wine industry. More than 90.000 candidates have experienced WSET qualifications between 2018 and 2019.

WSET LEVEL 1 IN WINES


The level 1 Award in wines is an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. It is ideal for boosting the confidence of new or inexperienced front line staff in the hospitality and retail sectors. It is also a great course for those wanting to know the main grape varieties, how wine is made as well as food and wine matching.

Programme here    |   Specifications

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Tasting: 10 wines (+ food for matching)
  • Examination: 30 multiple-choice questions in 45 minutes
  • Language: English, French
  • Certificate delivered: WSET Level 1 in Wines  Certificate

WSET LEVEL 2 IN WINES 


This 3 day qualification teaches you about the key grape varieties grown around the world, the different styles of wine obtained from them and the production of fortified and sparkling wines. It’s an introduction to the main countries producing wine in Europe and the so-called new world. You will also learn the bases of professional wine tasting.

Programme here   |   Specifications

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Tasting: 40 wines
  • Examination: 50 multiple-choice questions in 1 hour
  • Language: English, French
  • Places: Bordeaux, Toulouse
  • Certificate delivered: WSET Level 2 in Wines Certificate

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WSET LEVEL 2 IN SPIRITS



This 2 days qualification offers a deep understanding of all the spirits categories and their production methods. Successful candidates will be able to differentiate style and identify major brands within the tasting part.

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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Tasting: 25 spirits
  • Examination: 50 multiple-choice questions in 1 hour
  • Language: English / French
  • Places: Bordeaux, Paris
  • Certificate delivered: WSET level 2 in Spirits Certificate

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WSET LEVEL 3 IN WINES 


This 5 day qualification gives comprehensive coverage of the different regions producing wines in the world as well as vine-growing and winemaking techniques. Tasting becomes the key element in learning. The objective is to provide core knowledge of the wide range of wines and spirits around the world to equip those in a supervisory capacity with the authority and confidence to make informed decisions in a wide variety of trade situations.

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  • Duration: 5 days + 1/2 day for the exam
  • Tasting: 60 wines
  • Examination: multiple-choice questions + a question paper requiring short written answers + blind tasting of 2 wines (3h)
  • Language: English, French
  • Places: Bordeaux, Toulouse
  • Certificate delivered: WSET Level 3 in Wines Certificate

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WSET LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN WINES 


Worldwide recognized as the leading qualification for experts in wines and spirits, the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines is a specialist qualification where detailed product knowledge is combined with commercial factors and a thorough system for the professional evaluation of wines and spirits. The WSET Diploma is also universally viewed as the stepping-stone to the Master of Wine qualification.

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  • Duration: 15/20 months (around 30 days in-class)
  • Tasting: 350 wines (may vary)
  • Examination: Assesments vary depending on Units (see Specifications)
  • Language: English
  • Place: Bordeaux
  • Certificate delivered: WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

COURSES SCHEDULE

COURSES PLACES

BORDEAUX

Espace Marengo
19 rue Marengo, 33000 Bordeaux

TOULOUSE

Campus Entiore TBS
2 avenue mercure,
31130 Quint Fonsegrives

PARIS

La Maison du Whisky
20 rue d’Anjou, 75008 Paris