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Course description

This qualification is intended to provide core knowledge of the wide range of wines from around the world, with in-depth study over five intensive days. 
This course requires at least 56 hours of self study once the course has started.

Day 1 19th August 2024
Day 2 20th August 2024
Day 3 21st August 2024
Day 4 22nd August 2024
Day 5 23rd August 2024 (half day)
Examination Monday 16th September 2024

Tutor = Jane Skilton MW

Venue = Hastings CBD

The 2.5 hour final exam comprises 60 multiple choice questions, 4 short answer questions and a blind tasting of two wines.

  • Course Induction and Tasting Technique
  • The Natural Factors and Human Influences in the Vineyard
  • The Human Factors in the Winery that Influence Style, Quality and Price
  • White Wines of Germany, Alsace, Austria and the Tokaj region of Hungary
  • White Wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux
  • Red and Rosé Wines of Bordeaux, South West France and the Loire Valley
  • Red Wines of Burgundy and the Red and White Wines of the Northern Rhône Valley
  • Red, White and Rosé wines of the Southern Rhône Valley, Southern France
  • Red wines of Spain and white wines of Spain and Portugal
  • Red and White Wines of Northern Italy, Red and White Wines of Central and Southern Italy
  • Red Wines of Portugal, and Red and White wines of Greece
  • Premium Red Wine Regions of the New World
  • Premium White Wine Regions of the New World
  • Regional Specialities of the New World
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Fortified Wines

2024 Course Fee : $1995.00 inc gst

includes WSET course study materials, wines, and exam fee