This is a short and fun beginner level course for those who are pursuing an interest in wine or who wish to start a career related to wine.
WHAT THE COURSE IS ABOUT
The course is a broad introduction into the world of wine and you will learn how to apply your senses of sight, smell and taste, how to accurately describe wine and how to match it with food.
The course is open to all. No prior knowledge is required.
The course is given over 2 live digital sessions on Zoom presented by a certified WSET wine educator. Each session is 4 1/2 hours long and you will have a similar experience to an actual classroom lesson.
ONLINE COURSE DATES
- Option 1: Valborg Special
Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of April 2021
Exam: To be decided upon to suit students
Course tutor: Sarah Jefford, WSET Certified Educator and Diploma graduate.
Price: SEK 2’500 (Incl. VAT)
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The qualification provides a basic knowledge of the following:
- The main types and styles of wine
- Principal wine grapes
- Pairing food and wine
- Storing wine
- Serving wine
- Describing wine
WHAT THE SESSIONS ARE LIKE
- The intake of students is kept small in order to ensure optimal learning and one-on-one interaction
- During the course there will be a tutored tasting of 10-11 wines (a wine list will be sent to you upon registration)
WHAT THE COURSE FEE INCLUDES
- A wine course booklet, exam fees, postage of the study booklet, a certificate and pin (for successful candidates)
- Live zoom tuition sessions
WHAT THE COURSE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Wine samples
A list of 11 wines will be sent to you prior to the beginning of the course. The cost for the wines is approximately SEK 1500 for full-size bottles. The wines are available from Systembolaget and care has been taken to select wines that come in half-bottles whenever possible.
A list with some suggestions of small dishes or food items to be paired with the wine will be sent to you prior to the start of the course.
A protective shoulder-bag containing a set of six high quality 35 cl Riedel Ouverture Red glasses can be purchased from Nordic Wine Tastings at the discounted price of SEK 799. These can be picked up from Nordic Wine Tastings or sent by post (postage cost not included in the price of the glasses).
The exam consists of a 30 multiple-choice-question paper to be completed in 45 minutes. A minimum score of 70% is necessary to pass.
The exam can either be taken physically at Grev Turegatan 45 or remotely online.