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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
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WSET Level 1 Award in Wine


LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WINE
Course duration – 1 day    10.00am – 5.00pm

Cost -    £135
(includes materials, wine & food samples, tuition & examination)

For details and to book, please contact course tutor Steve Hovington: call 07946 661 960 or email info@cambridgewineacademy.com

The Level 1 Award in Wine is an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. It is ideal for boosting the confidence of new or inexperienced front line staff in the hospitality and retail sectors.  It is also a great course for those wanting to know the main grape varieties and food and wine matching.


Who is it aimed at?

- Candidates with their first job in retailing or hospitality
- Wine consumers wanting to know more about the main grape varieties and food and wine matching

Topics covered in the course include: the main styles of wine, the WSET systematic approach to tasting and making tasting notes, major grape varieties, health and safety issues, food and wine matching, storage & service of wine, preparation of glassware and other equipment for service.

At the end of the course there is a 45-minute, 30 multiple choice question examination. Students will also have completed food and wine matching activities as well as a Portfolio of tasting notes. Small class numbers mean that the tutor can give individual help and attention to each candidate, so we expect to deliver a near-perfect pass rate.


Topics covered in the course include:


- the main styles of wine
- the WSET systematic approach to tasting and making tasting notes
- major grape varieties
- wine service
- health and safety issues
- food and wine matching
- ideal storage conditions for wine
- correct service temperatures for wine
- preparation of glassware and other equipment for service
- how to open still and Sparkling wine bottles
- procedures used for the service of wine by the glass
- preservation of wine once opened
- how to decant port
- spotting wine faults

The course content is flexible, which allows us to provide students with wine product and service information relevant to their place of employment.

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