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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WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits COMPACT (Ashford)

Saturday, 7 Jul 2018 9am - 5pm

  • An online payment is required to book.

Duration - 22.5 hours - Cost - £295.00 per person Two full day sessions from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm plus 1 hour exam session

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

Dates: Saturday 7th July 2018 Sunday 8th July 2018 Saturday 14th July 2018 at 9.00 am (1 hour exam only)

Overview: This WSET qualification which teach you about the key grape varieties grown around the world. The different styles of wine produced and the production of spirits and liqueurs. An Easy to Understand Systematic Approach to wine Tasting (SAT) is followed when tasting each wine, demystifying the terminology used by "wine experts" when describing the content of a glass. Qualification objective: Provides vocational training in the broad range of alcoholic beverages to underpin job skills and competencies in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retail and wholesale industries and for anyone who is keen to learn about wine and would like to substantiate their new found knowledge with an internationally recognised qualification. Who it is aimed at: Wine enthusiasts and people employed in, or interested in, or studying towards entering the drinks and hospitality industries with little previous knowledge of alcoholic beverages. Wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and want to obtain an Internationally Recognised wine Qualification. This is the entry requirement for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine and Spirits. PROGRAMME OUTLINE 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 How to gain the qualification: You must successfully complete a multiple choice paper of 50 questions.