Kent Wine Academy Wines Courses

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The Kent Wine Academy provides a range of social and professional wine courses for individuals and tertiary institutions and specialises in creating bespoke wine-tasting events for corporate clients.

We do corporate events, Stag and Hen Parties and Christmas Functions designed to meet your needs and for groups can deliver these events at your venue: For larger group bookings of over 6 candidates, please contact us directly so we can discuss your specific requirements and group booking prices.

The starting point of the formal education in wine is the WSET Level 1 Award in Wine. On completion of an exam, the student may go on to higher levels of wine education through levels 2 and 3 then followed by the Diploma Wine Course and ultimately the Wine Masters , the highest qualification in wine education.

The Kent Wine Academy also offers fun and social wine courses to enjoy with friends and family. These include Food and Wine Pairing Courses, the Regional wine Appreciation Courses or the Wines of the World Courses.

We also offer the WSET Wine in Service Course to boost the skills in the Front-of-House Wine Service . The WSET Wine Awards in Wine and Spirits are a useful addition to the resume of anyone in the hospitality industry.

All Kent Wine Academy lectures are presented by wine professionals, Diploma graduates, and Wine Masters, who are actively involved in the international Wine industry today.

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April, 2018
29 Sun 1pm - 5pm Wine Appreciation - Introduction to Wine (Ashford)
10 Sun 9am - 5pm WSET Level 1 Award in Wine (Ashford)
7 Sat 9am - 5pm WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits COMPACT (Ashford)
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Wine Appreciation - Introduction to Wine (Ashford)

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 1pm - 5pm

  • An online payment is required to book.

Venue: Ashford International Hotel Simone Weil Ave, Ashford TN24 8UX

Full and in-depth course on the basics of wine and its relationship to regions, food and our experience. A good balance of theory and practical tasting of six to eight premium wines and a lively discussion in a workshop environment. This course is supported by comprehensive course notes and handouts to use later as reference documents.

Overview of course content:

What is Wine? Description of the different types of wine. Production Methods of Red, White and Rose Detailed understanding of the individual processes involved in the production of different wine types.

Wine Regions of the World

Old World verses New World regions and what makes them different.

Factors affecting the styles of Wine in the new and old worlds

How to taste Wine

The tasting process

The taste centres in and around the mouth

The five taste sensations explained.

Practical tasting of wine to learn through experience

Wine and Food Discussion of the “Guideline for Pairing” and tasting wine with primary food taste sensations.

Major Grape varietals descriptions and tasting Explanation of each of the grape varietals, their regions, what to expect in each case.

Practical tasting of wine and exercises to imbed learning White Wine – Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand), Chardonnay (Chablis) and Riesling (Alsace) Red Wine – Merlot (South Africa) , Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile) and Shiraz/ Syrah (Rhone)

Understanding the label of the old World Decoding common labelling terms including labels of France, Italy and Spain. Sparkling Wines Methods of production and description