Wine course: Looking behind the label (three day course)

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Looking Behind the Label

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Headington Campus, Brookes Restaurant


This course advances the exploration of the grape varieties and how they influence the styles produced around the world. It will not only cover variety and regions, but also sparkling, sweet and fortified styles while also introducing the subject of spirits.

Comparative tastings and the discussion of food pairing are the key components of every lesson, as is the understanding of the label to help you make informed choices.

This course covers:

  • How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
  • Key white grape varieties
  • Key black grape varieties
  • Wine-producing regions of the world
  • Sparkling wines
  • Sweet wines and fortified wines
  • Spirits and liqueurs
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing
  • The WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

To gain the qualification, students need to pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions. The qualification is popular with all wine and spirit employees as well as the passionate consumer.

Please note that this course runs for three consecutive Wednesdays from 9.15am - 5pm.

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* Price includes all study materials, tastings and an examination.