WSET provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts. 

WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits. The Wine Service Trainer is one of two companies in Hertfordshire that can teach and issue WSET Qualifications


The course is essential for those working with wine on a daily basis and helps recommend wines with confidence
— Ashima, General Manager, The Tilbury at Datchworth

WSET Level 1

A 1 day beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

You will learn:

  • The main types and styles of wine

  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics

  • How to store and serve wine

  • The principles of food and wine pairing

  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT

WSET Level 2

A 3 day beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts. For individuals seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

You will learn:

  • How wine is made

  • What factors influence wine style

  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics

  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown

  • The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines

  • Label terminology

  • Food and wine pairing principles

  • The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made

  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

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