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Vinécole offers a range of tastings to cover all levels and interests - from absolute beginners to those who already have a good knowledge of wine. Whether you are looking for a quick introduction to wine tasting or a full day experience in wine, Vinécole has a tasting to suit. Learn about the wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon in a relaxed and social environment, with expert advice and in a superb location. All our wine tasting events are listed below:

Click here to open and close this panelWhat is WSET ?

What is WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) ?

WSETThe WSET is the world’s leading wine education organisation. Based in London, the WSET provides training in wine for professionals and consumers who wish to enhance their wine knowledge and gain a formal qualification. The courses and exams are recognised as the benchmark for wine education throughout the world.

70,000 students have taken a WSET course in the last year in over 70 different countries.

Three levels of course are available. Foundation Certificate, Intermediate Certificate and Advanced Certificate. Learn about wines from all over the world through a structured teaching programme. Vinécole is the only centre to provide these courses in the Languedoc/Roussillon.

Who are they aimed at ?

  • Anyone with a keen interest in wine
  • Beginners to those with some wine knowledge
  • Candidates who wish to pursue a career in the Hotel, Restaurant or Wine Trade
  • Academic types who just love a new challenge and qualification
Click here to open and close this panelWSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

This course offers a broad study of the world of wine and spirits. It provides a vocational qualification to those with some previous knowledge of wine but who need a reasonable professional level to support their job requirements. It is also recommended for those people with a serious interest in wine. Available as a daytime course ( 3 consecutive days) or as a weekly day release course.

Content

WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting

Grape growing and winemaking

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc

Syrah, Grenache and Riesling

Italy, Spain and Portugal

Fortified wines, spirits and Liqueurs

Up to 50 wines to be tasted on the course

Multiple Choice Exam 50 questions

Course fee included samples, tuition, text book, examination and course notes.

Click here to enquire about this course, or make a booking
Price: €575 + TVA 
Duration: 3 days 
Dates:  
January 24 - January 26, 9:30am - 5:00pm, at Chateau L'Hospitalet, Narbonne
Click here to open and close this panelWSET LEVEL 3: Award in Wines

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the principal wines and spirits of the world and their commercial importance in the global market. It builds on the knowledge gained in the Level 2 Intermediate Certificate and provides an in-depth study of the main wine regions and a more detailed analytical approach to wine tasting. Ideal for the experienced wine professional or the serious wine enthusiast.

Content

WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting

Viticulture and Vinification

Bordeaux and South West France

Burgundy and Alsace

Loire, Rhone and South of France

Germany, Austria, Hungary, UK

Italy

Spain and Portugal

Eastern Europe, New Zealand and South Africa

North and South America

Australia

Fortified Wines

Sparkling Wines

Exam - Multiple Choice 50 questions, 4 short written answers and blind tasting of two wines

Up to 75 wines tasted during the course

Course fee includes samples, tuition, textbook, examination and course notes.

5 days of course tuition and Exam on afternoon of Day Five

Click here to enquire about this course, or make a booking
Price: €990 + TVA 
Duration: 5 days 
Dates:  
February 05 - February 09, 9:00am - 5:00pm, at Chateau L'Hospitalet, Narbonne
Wine tasting in Languedoc
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