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Berry Bros. & Rudd's examination courses are devised by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and are formally and internationally recognised courses that are followed by those entering the wine and hospitality trades. These enjoyable courses are ideal also for those who seek official recognition of their achievements. Emphasis is on personal tuition and group discussion in our unique surroundings. As well as delicious picnic-style lunches, refreshments are served during the two sessions each day. The course ends with a celebratory glass of Champagne to toast your achievement. The course cost covers WSET examination fees, course materials, accredited tuition, use of our equipment and our tasting samples. Course materials and mock papers are sent to you two months before the course begins, so you can start your studies before classes commence.
The WSET Level 3 is devised by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and is the internationally-recognised qualification for those entering the wine and hospitality trades. This course is perfect for wine connoisseurs who wish to learn about wines in a disciplined and structured manner, and gain an internationally recognised wine qualification. You’ll taste a wide range of wines as you cover the syllabus, gaining a thorough understanding of the world of wine today.It is an extremely rigorous course and requires intensive study and preparation. The course cost covers WSET examination fees, WSET course materials, WSET accredited tuition, use of Berry Bros. & Rudd equipment and tasting samples. Course materials are sent to you in advance during the summer and we recommend that you read them thoroughly before starting the course.
Friday 7th June 2019 Session 1: Course induction and tasting technique Session 2: The natural factors and human influences in the vineyard Session 3: The human factors in the winery that influence style, quality and price Monday 10th June 2019 Extra revision: theory (10am to 3pm) Friday 14th June 2019 Session 4: The white wines of Germany, Alsace, Austria and Tokaj Session 5: The white wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux Session 6: The red and rosé wines of Bordeaux, South-West France and the Loire Valley Friday 21st June 2019 Session 7: The red wines of Burgundy and the wines of the Northern Rhône Session 8: The wines of the Southern Rhône Valley and southern France; the white wines of Spain and Portugal and the red wines of Spain (part one) Session 9: The red wines of Spain (part two) and the wines of Northern Italy Friday 28th June 2019 Session 10: The wines of central and southern Italy, Greece and the red wines of Portugal Session 11: Premium red wine regions of the New World Session 12: Premium white wine regions of the New World Monday 1st July 2019 Extra revision: tasting boot camp (10am to 3pm) Friday 5th July 2019 Session 13: Regional specialities of the New World Session 14: Sparkling wines Session 15: Fortified wines Friday 12th July 2019 Revision (10am to 3pm) Monday 15th July 2019 Extra revision: tasting boot camp (10am to 3pm) Friday 19th July 2019 Revision (10am to 3pm) Friday 26th July 2019 Examination, followed by a glass of Champagne This course will be a fun and informative way to complete the WSET Level 3 qualification. Each day will start at 9am with tea and coffee. We’ll stop for a delicious picnic lunch at around 1pm, with the day ending around 4pm.