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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. Study packs are delivered once enrolments are closed so students can familiarise themselves with the materials. 
This course requires at least 56 hours of self study once the course has started.

Venue :    Wellington CBD
Tutor :      Josh Pointon DipWSET

Day 1 Saturday 10th August 2024
Day 2 Sunday 11th August 2024
Day 3 Saturday 17th August 2024
Day 4 Sunday 18th August 2024
Day 5 Saturday 31st August 2024
Examination tbc

NOTE: Students should attend all five days.

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