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Want to learn more about wine…?

Want to learn more about wine…?

If you’re looking to expand your wine and spirits knowledge, receive further training for work or just have a keen interest in all things wine, then join us, as for one-day-only Hambledon Vineyard are hosting a WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) Level 1 course, a registered qualification in wine!

Perfect for expanding work opportunities, picking up some extra wine knowledge or an informative day out.

You will receive a day of education including wine tasting, pairing food with wine and finally, taking a short exam to receive a pass or fail grade for your Level 1 qualification. WSET Level 1 is a great way to get yourself into the wine trade, and makes a great gift or day out for you and friends. This April it will be held here at Hambledon Vineyard, hosted by the team at Enjoy Discovering Wine.

Wine and all training materials will all be provided for you, included in the cost. If successful, after having passed the examination, you will then receive a certificate and pin badge for your qualification, and receive the opportunity to move onto Level 2.

A review from one of our team, Tamsin, who attended the course early this year.
“The WSET Level 1 course was fantastic - Helen, our tutor, was thoroughly engaging and catered to all knowledges and abilities, answering any relevant questions however big or small, especially when it came to tasting the wine. It didn’t feel like learning as I was having so much fun, but was thrilled to come away from the day with a pass of over 90%, and knowing so much more than I did before. It was great being able to keep the materials and notepads provided throughout the day as I can now look back on the information and refresh my memory whenever
required. I would highly recommend the course to anybody, it’s fantastic value for money as I learnt many invaluable skills. I cannot wait to take part in Level 2 next month.”

•The main styles of wine
•The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
•The characteristics of the common grape varieties used to produce wine
•Service of wine
 •Health, safety and legal issues
•The pairing of food and wine
•To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions.