WSET 1: Foundations In Wine - Sunday, March 18th, 2018 - 10am-5pm

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WSET 1: Foundations In Wine - Sunday, March 18th, 2018 - 10am-5pm


Register now for this introductory course! Space is limited to 22 students!

This 6 hour intensive course is a full introduction to the world of wine. As an entry-level course, it teaches the basics of wine in a friendly format specifically designed for those with little to no previous wine knowledge and for those looking to learn the structured approach to wine tasting.

Ideal for enthusiasts or those new to the wine and service industries, the Foundation Course focuses on the main styles of wine, tasting technique, wine and food pairing, as well as wine service and etiquette.

The class consists of a 6 hour session that concludes with a short 30 question multiple-choice exam. Successful candidates receive the WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines.

Lunch is included and will be served mid-day from our Café. 

The course instructor is Lenka Davis. Lenka is currently a Diploma in wine candidate with the WSET and the Wine Director of local food/wine mecca, Barbareño. Lenka is a Slovakian and world traveller who has committed herself to a lifetime exploration of wine. Lenka is a living compendium of wine knowledge, both local and international. She has taken the reigns of our introductory course from mentor and Master of Wine Candidate Monica Marin, the director of education at Wine House in Los Angeles. Monica is legendary for her world travels in wine education, teaching courses from Chile to Los Angeles. 

Class is scheduled for Sunday, March 18th at Satellite SB.

1117 State Street, Santa Barbara, 93101

o Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
o Food and Wine Matching: A practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
o Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognize common faults found in wine
o Social Responsibility: A guide to sensible drinking
o Types and Styles of Wine : Learn about what makes wines taste different
o Grape Varieties : Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the main grape varieties
o Main white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
o Main black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
o Named Wines: White: Pinot Grigio, Muscadet, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes
o Red: Claret, Beaujolais, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja, Chianti
o Number of Wines Tasted: 10 wines will be tasted as part of the course
o Study Materials: Students will receive the Foundation Certificate Study Guide
o Duration of course: 6 hours inclusive of examination
o Examination: 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. A mark of 70% required to pass
o Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.

We recommend passing the Level 1 Certification before moving on to the Level 2 course. Level 2 starts at Satellite Friday, March 23rd!

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