This course focuses on the factors accounting for the style, quality and price of wines from all over the world. Using the most important grape varieties in the world as a starting point, the course covers the different wine styles made with them across different regions. It includes sparkling wines, fortified wines, and a small section of spirits. We will cover France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, Argentina, the United States and Australia. Altogether we’ll try more than 40 international wines, which allows us to develop and cement a unique tasting system used to describe and evaluate wine: the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of the factors that influence wine style.
• Describe the characteristics of the principal grape varieties.
• Use bottle labelling terms to deduce style and flavors / aromas of the wines produced from the main grape varieties in the principal wine regions.
• Apply the principles of food and wine pairing to the main styles of wines in the market.
• Use the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® to describe wines, which is a fundamental part of the course.
• Provide information and advice on proper storage and service of wines and spirits.
The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines assessment is a closed-book examination consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. Examinations will be sent from the WSET in London and resent there for correction.
Session 1 Introduction to the course, Tasting Technique (SAT), Wine and Food, and Social Responsibility
Session 2 Factors influencing the style, quality, and price of wine. Wine labels
Session 3 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Session 4 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc
Session 5 Syrah, Grenache and Riesling
Session 6 Other white grape varieties and other white wines
Session 7 Other black grape varieties and other red wines
Session 8 Sweet Wines
Session 9 Sparkling Wines
Session 10 Fortified Wines
(Session 11) Spirits
REFERENCIA DEL CURSO: MADRID 2W190318
HORARIO: Lunes 18-25 de marzo y 1-8 de abril de 15 a 19:30
EXAMEN: Lunes 8 de abril de 19:30 a 20:30
REFERENCIA DEL CURSO: MADRID 2W190405
HORARIO: Viernes 5 y 12 de abril de 15 a 19:30. Sábado 6 de abril de 9:30 a 14 y sábado 13 de abril de 9 a 14
EXAMEN: Sábado, 13 de abril de 14 a 15