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What is the WSET?

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust  provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts.
 

WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.

Discover a world of knowledge

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

An introduction to wine

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.

WHAT YOU'LL 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)

ASSESSMENT
 

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

DURATION

8 hours 
 

SCHEDULE

Sunday
March 8, 2020

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

EXAM: Same day.
 

TEACHING LANGUAGE

English

VENUE

Great Earth,

51/2 Ruamruedee 3 Building Pratumwan, Lumpini,

Soi Ruam Ruedi, Bangkok 10330

TUITION FEE 

7,900 THB
(V.A.T. 7% incl.)

WSET Level 2 
Award in Wines

Looking behind the label

A beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.

This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.  Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
 

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)

  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:

    • Chardonnay

    • Pinot Grigio/Gris

    • Sauvignon Blanc

    • Riesling

    • Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Merlot

    • Pinot Noir

    • Syrah/Shiraz

  • The style and quality of wines:

    • made from 22 regionally important grape varieties

    • produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world

  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:

    • Sparkling wines

    • Fortified wines

  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality

  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine

  • Principles of food and wine pairing

ASSESSMENT
 

A one-hour closed-book examination comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions.

DURATION

24 hours 
 

SCHEDULE

Saturday Afternoon Classes
(1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
February 22, 29, 
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11
EXAM:  April 25
 

TEACHING LANGUAGE

English

VENUE

Great Earth,

51/2 Ruamruedee 3 Building Pratumwan, Lumpini,

Soi Ruam Ruedi, Bangkok 10330

TUITION FEE 

29,900 THB
(V.A.T. 7% incl.)

WSET Level 3 
Award in Wines

Explaining style and quality

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.

For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling

  • How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal

    • still wines of the world

    • sparkling wines of the world

    • fortified wines of the world

  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
     

ASSESSMENT

Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a short-written answer paper. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.
 

DURATION

36 hours 
 

SCHEDULE

Monday to Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
February 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 2020

EXAM: April 25, 2020
 

TEACHING LANGUAGE

English

VENUE

Great Earth,

51/2 Ruamruedee 3 Building Pratumwan, Lumpini,

Soi Ruam Ruedi, Bangkok 10330

TUITION FEE 

39,900 THB
(V.A.T. 7% incl.)