Cambridge Wine Merchants
International Wine Challenge, Wine Merchant of the Year 2012 : WINNERS!
also: Large Independent Merchant of the year UK, East of England Merchant of the year, Fortified Specialist Merchants of the Year UK
Wine and Spirit Training with Cambridge Wine Merchants
The UK’s no.1 Independent Drinks Retailer, we are also a leading educator in the drinks field; a certified Wine and Spirit Education Trust course provider
The Wine and Spirit Education Trust
Based in London, WSET is the world’s leading wine educator - 27,000 candidates per annum in 53 countries and 15 languages. WSET qualifications are part of the UK National Qualifications Framework and also globally recognized. We are an approved WSET School, with an outstanding pass rate: 100% over the last two years compared to the global WSET average of 90%. See below for details of WSET courses available.
Why Choose CWM?
· Our tutors have decades of wine industry experience at every level – winemaking, buying and negotiating, export/import, top-end retail, restaurant and catering.
· Our principal tutor, Steve Hovington AIWS, WSET Certified Educator has worked in the wine trade for fifteen years, running high profile London shops and winemaking in France.
· As a leading UK drinks company – UK Independent Drinks Retailer of the Year – we have a deep understanding of success in the industry.
· Beyond courses, we’re a great resource for wine knowledge - we host hundreds of tasting events, winemaker visits etc and employ dozens of expert staff. There’s not much we don’t know about wines and we’re always there to help.
From an on-trade employer’s perspective, wine and spirit training (apart from being fun and a life skill) is immediately profitable.
Where and When?
We regularly run courses in Cambridge (at our own wine school, Cherry Hinton Road), and in Oxford.
Alternatively, we can come to you – a great advantage as you don’t have to send staff away for days at a time. If you can’t fill enough places we may be able to find some spare candidates. We can be very flexible with course timings – splitting courses over half-days, weekends etc.
To receive wine and spirit training via Cambridge Wine Merchants email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Steve Hovington on 01223 214548
WSET COURSES AVAILABLE
Fees include all course materials including tasting wine and certificates. WSET qualifications are part of the UK National Qualifications Framework. For detailed information on WSET see: www.wsetglobal.com
WSET Level 1 Foundation Certificate One Day Course. £135 (bookings of 5-9 candidates £125, 10+ £110)
An entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. Ideal for boosting the confidence of front line staff. Covers the main grape varieties, basic food and wine matching, correct storage and serving of wine, and legal issues.
WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Wines and Spirits. 3 days. £345 (bookings of 5-9 candidates £330, 10+ £300)
Focus on grape varieties and where they are grown around the world, the different styles of wine produced (including sparkling and sweet wines) and the production of spirits and liqueurs. Students are taught how to taste wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.
WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits. 7 Saturday morning sessions. £620
Gives comprehensive coverage of wines and spirits, with an increased focus on tasting technique. Ideal for managers and buyers in
the drinks and hospitality industries and the wine connoisseur keen to learn about wines and spirits in a rigorous and structured manner.
Prices are liable to change.
We can train candidates who are under 18 but certain conditions apply.