Module 1: What is Wine and How is it Made?
- Name the main parts of a grape and what they contain.
- Name the key stages in the annual cycle of grape growing and know what happens during ripening.
- Name and define different grape-growing climates and state how they can affect the characteristics of grapes. List the requirements for and the products of alcoholic fermentation.
- Name and correctly order the key stages in the production of still white, red, and rosé wines.
Module 2: Types and Style of Wines
- Identify the three main styles of wine: still wines, sparkling wines, fortified wines.
- Study the notable structural characteristics of all wines.
Module 3: Introduction to Tasting
- Learn how to taste wine and describe its notable characteristics using language from WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting.
- Learn to distinguish differences and similarities between different styles of wine.
Module 4: Grape Varieties and Wine
- Name the principal grape varieties and identify the characteristics and styles of their wines.
- Identify and relate named wines from principal grape varieties to the grape varieties, types, characteristics and styles of wine.
- Identify and relate other popular named wines to the types, characteristics and styles of wine.
Module 5: Storage and Service of Wine
- Identify and define the ideal conditions for the short and long-term storage of wine.
- State the recommended service temperature for the principal types and styles of wine.
- State the correct procedures for opening and serving wine.
Module 6: Pairing Food and Wine
- Identify the principal food and wine interactions and recognise the effect they typically have on a wine.
Module 6: Revision and Resources
- Mock multiple-choice feedback examination which can be attempted as many times as the student likes.