Averys Cellars, starting Tuesday 10th September 2019 7.00pm to 9.00pm
An in-depth look into grape varieties, region and wine-making across a 10 week course, ideal for people starting in the trade and people wanting to improve their knowledge on wine
We have had a great success with our WSET courses at Averys. This course is for people seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided.
You can enrol onto Level 2 without having Level 1 qualification.
• Tuesday 10th Sept - Intro, How to taste and Food matching • 17th Sept - Factors Affecting Quality, Style and Price • 24th Sept - Chardonnay and Pinot Noir • 1st Oct - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc • 8th Oct - Syrah, Grenache and Riesling • 15th Oct - Other White Wines, Sweet Wines and Spirits • 22nd Oct - Other Black/Red Grapes and Wines • 29th Oct - Sparkling and Fortified Wines • 5th Nov - Revision Session • 12th Nov - Exam
'I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and have already recommended it to friends. To have the opportunity to study in the Averys wines cellars really made for a holistic learning experience. Especially as I have heard of other organisations who offer the WSET course in clinical boardrooms. The wines were diverse and I felt I learnt a lot by tasting some styles I would never have normally tried. I have certainly come to appreciate sweet wines now! In general it was a treat to taste some quality Averys wines which I would not have discovered otherwise. The sessions were fun and informative, and the group was a great size - big enough to have good discussions, but small enough to keep things moving along. I thought the combination of tasting, presentation, and textbook teaching (even the surprise mocks!) was well rounded and really helped prepare us for the exam. The course packed a lot of information in, supplemented by all your extra handouts etc, so I definitely felt it was value for money.'Roseanna Young
'I thought the venue was excellent, and your teaching was outstanding, given that you are very clearly passionate about wine and able to translate that to your students. The quality and variety of wine was also outstanding, and above all I thought the whole execution of the course was fantastic value for money. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and Avery’s to anyone who was interested in learning more about the fabulous world of wine.'James Tomkies
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Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK's most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do - and have done for over 220 years - is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you're looking for 'real' wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.