Shropshire Wine School launches professional wine qualifications

Shropshire Wine School

Launched towards the end of 2017, Shropshire’s first wine school has already brought owner Gary Carter’s enthusiasm and knowledge of wine to hundreds of people, both experienced and novices in the world of wine tasting.

Following a final accreditation process, Shropshire Wine School is proud to announce it is now a WSET (“The Wine & Spirits Education Trust”) Approved Programme Provider, which means professional wine training courses are available.

Demand for these courses, the world’s leading wine qualification, is growing internationally as bars and restaurants recognise the need to offer professional training to their staff. The courses are also popular with wine enthusiasts wishing to attain a professional wine qualification. As OFQUAL recognised qualifications both courses conclude with a formal examination.

Two levels of training are available:

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a one day course, an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. A great course for those wanting to taste & recognise the main grape varieties, & explore food and wine matching. It is also ideal for boosting the confidence of new or inexperienced front line staff in the hospitality and retail sectors.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a three day course, ideal for those who have a serious interest in wine, and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way. It is also intended as vocational training for those employed in the drinks industry who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available.

Gary Carter comments “Having been through the WSET programme myself, and currently studying for the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits, I thoroughly recommend these  structured and fascinating courses to both interested enthusiasts and hospitality professionals”.

Shropshire Wine School has already delivered its first WSET Level 1 course and students achieved a 100% pass rate.

Courses are held at the Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury on Mondays.

The next WSET Level 1 course is on Monday 8th October, priced at £140

The next WSET Level 2 course runs from Monday 15th October to Monday 29th October, priced at £365.

Full details and booking forms are available at:

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