WSET


 
We are delighted to provide WSET Level 1 and 2 qualifications here at Hambledon Vineyard. Our Education Manager, Katrina Smith, is qualified to WSET Level 3 and is currently studying for her WSET Diploma. Katrina has a background in wine retail, logistics and tourism and is very passionate to share her knowledge with you all!

These courses are designed to give you more confidence with all things wine and no prior knowledge is needed for Level 1 or 2. So - if you want to get into the wine trade, already work in the industry or want to know more about what is in your glass, these courses are perfect for you. And what better place to learn than at England’s oldest commercial vineyard, where our award winning sparkling wine is produced on the finest Hampshire chalk!

How can I book?
You can book online using the following link to our events shop or call the vineyard office and book with Katrina over the phone. Simply dial 02392 632358.
 
WSET Level 1
Is Level 1 right for me?
This is a beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. All Level 1-day courses include a vigneron style lunch*, a tour of our state-of-the-art gravity-fed winery and a tasting of our Classic Cuvée. 
*please call to notify the office of any dietary requirements you may have.

What will I learn?
·         The main types and styles of wine
·         Common wine grapes and their characteristics
·         How to store and serve wine
·         The principles of food and wine pairing
·         How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)
 
How long does the course take?
The course takes place over one day from 9am – 5pm with a half an hour break for lunch and an hour wine tour.

How am I assessed?
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass, you must correctly answer 70% of the questions. This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

How much does it cost?
£175 per person. The cost includes all study materials, wine samples, tuition and examination. Study materials are issued in the classroom at the start of the course. ISO tasting glasses are also provided.

WSET Level 1 Course Dates: 9am – 5pm (registration from 08:30 on all dates)
 
9am-5pm, Sunday 4th November 2018: Course Code HV181101
9am-5pm, Sunday 3rd February 2019: Course Code HV190201
9am-5pm, Sunday 5th April 2019: Course Code HV190401
9am-5pm, Sunday 2nd June 2019: Course Code HV190601
 

WSET Level 2
Is Level 2 right for me?
This is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirits enthusiasts
For individuals 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. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. On the last evening of the course, a tour of our state-of-the-art gravity-fed winery is included along with a tasting of our classic cuvée.

What will I learn?
·         How wine is made
·         What factors influence wine style
·         The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
·         The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
·         The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
·         Label terminology
·         Food and wine pairing principles
·         The principal categories of spirits, liqueurs, and how they are made
·         How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)

How long does the course take?
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 16 hours of classroom delivery time. The course takes place one evening a week for 9 consecutive weeks, with 2 hours classroom time per evening.
 
How am I assessed?
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in one hour. To pass you must correctly answer 55% of the questions. This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

How much does it cost?
£475 per person. The cost includes all study materials, wine and spirit samples, tuition, examination and postage. Study materials are posted to a student’s address on confirmation of payment fees, so please provide a suitable delivery address with a daytime contact telephone number. ISO glasses are provided for you every evening at the vineyard.

WSET Level 2 Course Dates

3-Day Consecutive Course: 9am-5pm (registration from 08:30am on the first day)
Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2019: Course Code HV190302

3-Day Course over consecutive Saturdays: 9am-5pm (registration from 08:30am on the first day)
Saturday 17th, 24th and 31st August 2019: Course Code HV190802


Booking conditions
·         No materials will be dispatched until course fees are paid.
·         Once payment has been received, a booking form will be posted to the student’s address which must then be signed by the student and returned to Hambledon Vineyard. The student’s place on the course will only be confirmed once fees are paid and the booking form is received by Hambledon Vineyard.
·         You are required to present authorized photographic identification at all examinations and may be refused entry to an examination if not produced.

Cancellations
·         Cancellations of confirmed places are accepted up to ten working days prior to the start of the course. An administration fee of £25.00 plus the full cost of the study materials supplied will be deducted and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee.
·         If a confirmed course booking is cancelled during the ten working days prior to the start of the course, or at any time after the start of the course, no refund or transfer of the course fees will be made.

Transfers
·         Transfers of a confirmed booking either to another course or applicant can be made up to ten working days before the course start date on payment of a £25.00 admin fee plus the cost of any additional study materials which may be applicable. This is valid from one calendar year of the original booking. Please note all transfers are subject to availability on alternative course/examination dates.
·         Examination dates are fixed to the course onto which you book and any transfer to an alternative date will incur an administration fee of £25.00. All transfer requests must be made in writing or by email (events@hambledonvineyard.co.uk) at least ten working days before the original examination date.
·         Failure to attend booked examinations will result in the student being liable to subsequent examination fees. Resit examinations are not included in the fees.

Refunds
·         Course fees will be refunded in full if Hambledon Vineyard changes a course date or cancels a course if enrolments do not reach the required minimum numbers – notification will be made in the ten working days prior to the planned start date of the course.
 
Special Conditions
·         Students requiring special examination conditions must submit their request before starting the course. Such requests must be supported by a doctor’s certificate or similar document.
By booking your places on the course you are confirming that you have read and understand all the above booking conditions.