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Overview of Levels 1, 2, and 3

Grape Experience offers all 3 levels of WSET’s suite of spirits courses – both in traditional classroom and online formats. These courses are an excellent way for enthusiasts and professionals to build expertise and confidence in the ever expanding range of spirits from around the world.

WSET LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN SPIRITS

A beginner level introduction to spirits for anyone starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits. This course offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. Explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

For the complete specification for this course click here

Level 1 details and upcoming classes

What You’ll Learn

  • The basic principles of spirit production
  • The main types and styles of spirits
  • How to serve spirits
  • Factors affecting the flavor of spirits
  • How to accurately taste and describe spirits using WSET’s Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®

 

 


 

Online

WSET D6 Class

Spirits Level 1 - Online

Level 1 Spirits Online
Runs October 17-November 13, 2022
Exam Online November 20, 2022 at noon or in person at a later date to be arranged
Enroll by October 9, 2022
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage


Cost is $375.00

 


 

WSET LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN SPIRITS

This professional certificate in Spirits is available online and in traditional course format. It’s a great way for trained wine professionals, bar tenders, and others in the industry to deepen their knowledge of spirits and liqueurs. It also provides added depth for spirits lovers and amateur mixologists.

For the complete specification for this course click here

Level 2 details and upcoming classes

 

 

What You’ll Learn

  • How production methods affect the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
  • The characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
  • How to taste and describe spirits using WSET’s Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®



 

WSET LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN SPIRITS

The WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits is an advanced-level qualification for professionals and enthusiasts wishing to acquire a detailed understanding of the spirits of the world and develop the tasting skills required to accurately describe and evaluate a spirit.

This qualification is intended to build on knowledge and skills gained from the Level 2 Award in Spirits. You’ll acquire a deep theoretical understanding of the techniques used in spirit production, from the processing of raw materials to post-distillation operations. Through a combination of tasting and the application of theoretical knowledge you will learn to explain confidently why spirits look and taste the way they do and how and why they differ from each other.

 

Level 3 details and upcoming classes

What You’ll Learn

  • A detailed understanding of the techniques used in spirit production:
  • Processing of raw materials
  • Alcoholic fermentation
  • Distillation
  • Post-distillation practices
  • Factors affecting the style and quality of spirits, studying eleven core spirit categories in detail: Scotch Whisky, Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Tennessee Whiskey, Cognac, Armagnac, Caribbean rum,Tequila, Mezcal, Vodka, Gin
  • How to taste and evaluate quality of spirits using WSET’s Level 3Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®

 

Online

WSET D6 Class

Spirits Level 3 - Online

Course runs January 9-March 12, 2023
Exam April 14 at 10am in San Francisco
Enroll by December 29, 2022 at 5pm Pacific Time

Course price includes study pack shipped to a US address, access to Online Classroom and one take at Level 3 Spirits exam in person

Cost is $1,195.00


 


 

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