WineWise wine courses
WineWise is your partner to deepen your wine knowledge and to optimize your national and international network in the wine industry.
Generate business with a glass of wine in your hand!
Wine is culture, art and entrepreneurship. How many deals have been sealed with a glass of wine at hand? And how many contacts were stiffer because you had no answer to the question "Which wine do you like?"
WineWise gives you a 1-day course where we teach you a concise knowledge of wine that gives you the confidence to a pleasant way to network and sell. It is shown that a sound basic knowledge of wine leads to a better entrepreneurship.
The theoretical knowledge of wine is immediately put into practice by means of a tasting and useful questions can help you to find out your business partner's wine preference.
At lunch we discuss Wine and Food combinations to give you the opportunity to make a selection in the often extensive wine lists of th restaurants were you have your business lunch. A solid education that will benefit your company!
WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines
This wine initiation is an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. It is ideal for boosting the confidence of new or inexperienced front line staff in the hospitality and retail sectors. This initiation is also great as a teambuilding activity and suitable for groups of employees from all types of business sectors. They are also ideal for project teams made up of members from various departments or firms. It is a great course for those wanting to know the different wine styles, grape varieties and food and wine matching.
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We offer this course only taylor made as IN COMPANY training.
Possible languages: English, French and Dutch
Please contact WineWise to receive your own offer. firstname.lastname@example.org
WineWise basic course
In this wine course you will learn the world of wine through the major wine styles and grape varieties. We always link it to the major wine regions around the world. With a well thought tasting approach your learn how to distinguish the key aromas and flavors of wine. An invaluable course to learn how to give your own opinion about a glass of wine, handy for your wine purchases, the first step to create your own wine cellar. we ill also get into the basics of wine and food combining.
The WineWise basic course is offered in partnership with several wine merchants or catering businesses that work with a WineWise Trainer. On our agenda are the dates and locations where to go for such courses. You can also register through our website and we will send your application than to the relevant course site. They provide further course administration.
CAUTION: In this course the exam is NOT included but all students have the opportunity to subscribe at reduced rates for the internationally recognized WSET ® Level 2 self study program with or without on-line counseling.
WSET ® Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits course
This WSET® Intermediate qualification is a must for all those requiring a sound but simple knowledge of wines and spirits to underpin skills and competences in their jobs or hobbies. There is both a theoretical and a practical approach to the study material. The qualification provides answers to the most common questions on wine, based on the contemporary world of wine and trends in the wine industry.
Wine making and other factors that influence wine styles
Characteristics of the principal white and red grape varieties and there key wine-producing regions of the world
Sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
Spirits and Liqueurs
Food and wine matching
The WSET® Systematic Approach to wine tasting
Get your copy of the detailed leaflet covering content, aims and examination standards here (pdf)
5 session courses:
- De Coninck Wines (Brussels - English) - WineWise Trainer: Elisa Errea - Fri 20 and 27/04 - 4, 11, 25/05 (10.15 am till 1.15 pm) see WineWise basic course + self study program
- R99 (Brussels) - WineWise Trainer: Elizma Myburg - Bootcamp weekend 15 -16 -17 juni 2012
3 days courses:
3 days from 10 am till 5 pm + 1 examen session
spirits session included
Who is it aimed at?
People employed in the drinks and hospitality industries with little previous knowledge of alcoholic beverages.
Wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and want to obtain an internationally recognised wine qualification.
€ 465 (excl. 21% BTW)
Included: one time participation in all classes, WSET® study materials, a set of 6 tasting glasses, the wines we taste in the cours and one-off participation at the WSET® Level 2 exam (50 multiple choice questions)
This course can also be followed through online distance learning.
Other basic courses offered by WineWise (only in English)
* WSET ® Level 2 Award in Wine Service cursus
* WSET ® Level 2 Award in Spirits cursus
WSET® Level3 Award - Advanced Certificate
This is the appropriate course for those who already have a broad foundation of wine knowledge--including wine labeling laws, appellation systems, major wine-producing regions, and grape types--and are experienced in tasting technique. It covers the major wine regions of the world in more depth than the Intermediate Certificate, and includes more detailed study of viticulture and vinification. This course enables students to describe the characteristics of the principal wines and spirits of the world and to explain the key factors accounting for those characteristics.
The WineWise wine course for advanced students is a must for anyone who need a thorough knowledge of wine and a brief knowledge of spirits to support their skills and competencies on the work floor.
The course is given in Dutch or English, depending on the location, and is completed by an internationally recognized exam. Study materials and the exam, are in English. The exam includes multiple-choice and short-answer questions, as well as a blind tasting of two wines.Those who pass receive the WSET ® Level 3 Award Certificate (Advanced Certificate).
WSET ® Level 3 Award is the minimum required certificate to be WineWise Trainer and serves as the entrance exam for the WSET ® Diploma Course.
6 days from 10 am to 5 pm + 1 exam session
including a session on spirits
11 sessions from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm + 1 exam session
Who it is aimed at:
* People employed in the drinks and hospitality industries in a supervisory capacity, needing core information to advise management and customers with authority and make informed selections of wines and spirits
* Wine connoisseurs who wish to learn about wines and spirits in a rigorous and structured manner and gain an internationally recognised wine and spirit qualification.
€ 950 (excl. 21% VAT)
Included: one-time participation in all classes, study materials, a set of six tasting glasses, wines tasted in the class and one-time participation in the WSET ® Level 3 exam.
This course can also be followed through online distance learning.Subscribe
WSET® Diploma in wine and spirits
The WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits is a program of study for consumers and wine professionals who are serious about pursuing an internationally recognized wine credential. Diploma is one of the most demanding and challenging courses of wine study offered in the Benelux, and is a prerequisite for entry into the Master of Wine program. Testing takes place through a combination of course work assignments, hand-written tasting notes, blind tastings, and closed-book essay and multiple-choice exams.
The WSET Advanced Certificate is a prerequisite for entry into the Diploma Program.
For an overview of the Diploma Program, please read the Diploma Specifications Guide available on the WSET website and the 2012-2013 program (see link below). Please keep in mind that the program applies only to the program administered in the Benelux, while the Specification Guide explains Diploma in depth and outlines the program syllabus.
The Diploma encompasses six required Units:
Unit 1- The Global Business of Alcoholic Beverages
Unit 2- Wine Production
Unit 3- Light Wines of the World
Unit 4- Spirits of the World
Unit 5- Sparkling Wines of the World
Unit 6- Fortified Wines of the World
Each Unit has exam(s) you must complete to pass that Unit. A passing grade is required in all 6 Units in order to earn Diploma. The exam formats are as follows:
Unit 1- One Course Work Assignment (independent research report) of between 2500 and 3000 words, and one closed-book Case Study examination
Unit 2- 100 question multiple-choice examination
Unit 3 - Theory exam of 5 written questions and a 12-wine Blind Tasting Exam
Unit 4- Theory exam with written questions and a 3-Spirit Blind Tasting Exam
Unit 5 - Theory exam with written questions and a 3-Sparkling Wine Blind Tasting Exam
Unit 6 - Theory exam with written questions and a 3-Fortified Wine Blind Tasting Exam
Diploma students enter the program by first studying Unit 2. The Unit 2 multiple-choice examination is a gateway examination and must be taken first. No other exams or assignments may be attempted until the student has taken the Unit 2 exam.
Diploma at WineWise (Benelux)
Students may register for the Diploma as in-class students. They attend classes at Den Rooy (Meerle). Classes usually held once a month and run on Monday and Tuesday from 9.30 am until 5 pm. Please see the class schedule for details. All students must be aware of the many hours of individual research and study that are required. The WSET recommends 600 study hours to complete all Units of the Diploma. All exams are held at Den Rooy (Meerle) the WineWise course location, unless otherwise noted. Do not hesitate to contact WineWise via email or phone with questions.
Duration: 19 course days and 3 exam days
Time: 9.30 am till 5 pm
Costs: Modular subscription
* Module A: € 1.965 (Units 1 and 2) course days in Geisenheim (Rheingau - Germany) included (3 days)
* Module B: € 2.250 (Unit 3)
* Module C: € 1.495 (Units 4, 5, 6 and WSET Honours OR Weinakademiker)
WSET Diploma Course Specifications.
Overview program 2011/2012 - 2012/2013
Costings Diploma 2012/2013
- Online distance learning
- Exams, Transfers and Refunds
- WSET ® Level 2 program (also available for SPIRITS)
- WSET ® Level 3 program
- NEW! WSET ® Level 4 Diploma in wines and spirits programm
Online distance learning
WineWise also offers the WSET® Intermediate Certificate and WSET® Advanced Certificate ONLINE courses. Students register through WineWise, take classes @home/work in a digital, global classroom under the leadership of an instructor from WSET®. Then sit their exam at one of our exam centers in Belgium. For the Level 3 Award (Advanced Certificate), students also attend 1 in-class course day for hands-on instruction in tasting. The Advanced Program is available only to WSET® Level 2 Certificate holders or students having another official wine certificate.
The courses are structured, interactive learning programs, but with the freedom of flexible scheduling. Students log-in whenever they like (at least once a week or at least once every two weeks, depending on the course), review the summary of weekly or biweekly topics, study, complete activities and tasting exercises, post responses and participate in online class discussion.
Upon registration, you receive course materials from WineWise by Bpost, and an e-mail from WSET® with instructions on logging into the online classroom. Once in the classroom site, you will find a course calendar listing the topics covered for each week, the background reading required, activities relevant to each topic, tasting assignments (students must purchase their own wine) and quizzes. The activities and tasting assignments require you to post responses on the site. You can view other students’ responses and the online exchange with the instructor only if you yourself post a response; interaction is critical to success in this course. One or more practice exams are part of your study, depending on the course.
Each course has specific start dates and exam dates, as well as registration deadlines.
The Intermediate Certificate course includes five online interactive classes over a five-week period.
The Advanced Certificate course includes eight online interactive classes over a 16-week period.
Before enrolling you should establish a reliable Internet connection and download software to access PDFs, as many assignments and attachments are posted as PDFs.
Exams, Transfers and Refunds
Each online class has a specific start date. After the registration deadline for your class, you may not transfer to another class without facing a significant penalty: € 90 for the Intermediate Certificate Online, € 160 for the Advanced Certificate Online.
Each class also has a specific exam date, and the fee for each online course includes the exam.
To change an Intermediate or Advanced exam date, you must notify WineWise within 15 business days of the normal, scheduled exam date. After this cut-off date, fees will apply.
To schedule an alternate exam date for those courses, consult the Exams page and contact us to register at least 15 business days prior to the desired date. For Intermediate and Advanced Certificate courses, you have a period of 12 months from the start date of the course to sit the exam.
If you cancel your place in an online course after payment of the course fee you will receive a voucher that you can transfer to someone else or for an other course with WineWise.
If you cancel after the registration deadline, no refunds or transfers apply.
Overview Program 2012
WSET ® Level 2 in wine & spirits program
Price: 396 € (21% VAT included)
WSET ® Level 3 in wine & spirits program
Price: 736 € (21% VAT included)
WSET ® Level 2 SPIRITS
Price: 396 € (21% VAT included)
Only on request
Wine TASTE Food
WineWise is organising a course run by 'taste professor' Peter Klosse on how to match food and wine!
Dr. Peter Klosse has become well known in the Netherlands for his new approach to taste and many Dutch sommeliers and top chefs are now benefiting from his discoveries in the area of taste and taste combinations. Peter Klosse has carried out research into taste over many years, first at the University of Maastricht and now at his own Academy for Gastronomy in the Netherlands. There, he teaches people from the restaurant and wine worlds and the food industry that taste is not a personal and subjective matter, but the sum of various components that can be objectively and universally classified and has been adopted in many countries around the world. When it comes to combining food and wine in restaurants, for example, the taste of the wine and the dish will inevitably influence each other. This can be positive or negative. Klosse has discovered how this interaction operates and how it can be predicted. He has also defined a number of critical Culinary Success Factors that determine the success of a new dish or product.
Would you like to meet Dr. Peter Klosse in person and participate in his course? After the success of the previous course, WineWise and the Academy for Gastronomy have come together to offer a short, condensed programme during which his new approach to taste will be explained. The programme includes a stay of two nights, a dinner, tastings and a working lunch. Over one weekend, you will be given intensive tutoring into his discoveries and then have the chance to put his approach into practice yourself. The course takes place at his Gastronomic Hotel, De Echoput, near Apeldoorn. The programme is as follows:
Friday, 30 March 2012
Check-in at the Gastronomic Hotel, De Echoput (Apeldoorn – Netherlands)
10 p.m. informal get-together in the Bistro and Flavours Wine bar
Saturday, 31 March 2012
9 a.m. Introduction to taste
2 p.m. Tasting and taste styles
7.30 p.m. Educational dinner: combining wines and dishes
11 p.m. End
Sunday 1 April 2012
9 a.m. Using taste styles, an approach to matching and culinary success factors.
11.30 a.m. Echoput Cookery and Wine School: Workshop “Cooking to wine”.
2.30 p.m. Open questions
4 p.m. End.
The cost of the programme is € 655 pp, on the basis of a single room. If 2 people register together (sharing the same room), there is a € 100 reduction per person. Prices include rooms, breakfast, the lunch, the dinner and matching wines. English course.
Read more about Peter Klosse