WineWise now also in Brussels!

WineWise opens new wine education centre in Brussels

WineWise, the Belgian reference for wine education, is set to open a new location in the Excellis centre in Evere in October 2019. Since 2001, WineWise has been offering professional and certified wine courses in Antwerp and Ghent and with this new location it targets the hospitality business, wine trade and wine lovers in the Brussels area.

WineWise is the recognized provider in Belgium and the Netherlands for all courses of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the international world leader for wine education. “Wine education is globally on the rise,” says Sybille Troubleyn, founder of WineWise, “Last year, more than 100,000 people took a WSET qualification, a growth of 15%. With our new location, we are responding to the increasing demand on the Belgian market.”.

By attending a professional wine course, wine merchants and (future) wine professionals can select and advise wine with more knowledge. In addition, WineWise also focuses on the Brussels hospitality industry. “Composing an attractive wine list and giving suitable wine advice is a pain point in many restaurants,” says Sybille Troubleyn. “We want to enable them to provide better customer service by giving their staff more professional wine knowledge”.

Given the multilingual and international target audience, the courses will initially be offered in English by a professional team of wine educators. Antoine Lehebel, sommelier at the Brussels 2-star restaurant Bon Bon and recently awarded 10th best sommelier in the world is one of the teachers. Lessons will be given both during the day and in the evening, and after passing the exam, each participant will receive an international WSET certificate.

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NEW! From August on.

From August on we offer the WSET Level 1 in Wine and WSET Level 1 in Spirits qualification in distance Learning.

Horeca Expo 2017

Also this year WineWise will provide Master Classes for the Chef’s Place at Horeca Expo 2017, taking place from 19 till 23 November 2017.
An extensive offer of themes, from Austrian wines of the beaten track, the pinot wines of Germany, to Classic Chilean blens, to Gastronomy and Sherry wines etcetera….

WSET Level 3 now also in French

WineWise has always offered the WSEL Level 3 courses in French with English study material and exam. .
Now there are also French study material and exam available. A big advantage for those that have insufficient command of the English language, but do want to pass the WSET Level 3 qualification.

However, we do advise students that plan to do the WSET Level 4 after to complete the course in English (both study material and exam).

Renewed WSET Level 3 course

WSET Level 3 in Wines is world´s most adequate wine education for wine lovers and professionals. Developments in wine world take place at a rapid pace. This is why WSET continuously updates the study material. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.

An indispensable course with international qualificaton for those that work with wine on a daily basis.

Moreover is this course a stepping stone to the WSET top level course “Diploma in Wines & Spirits”.

Sake, a beautiful voyage of discovery

New in the offer of WSET are the Sake courses.
Sake offers a huge diversity. Apart from many different styles, like sparkling sake, aged sake, red sake etcetera, there are also different categories, regions, terroirs and types of rice. Get inspired and discover the diversity of this beautiful Japanese drink.
WineWise offers the WSET Level 1 Sake course, a one-day course + exam of 30 multiple choice questions.
Click here if you are interested in this course, so we can keep you up-to-date of new course dates, or in an in-company training.

Horeca Expo 2016

WineWise organised the Master Classes at Horeca Expo 2016.
An extensive offer of themes, from Spätburgunder, the red signature grape of Germany, to Classic Cabs from California, to Gastronomy and Italian autochtonous grapes etcetera…. Also this year WineWise will provide Master Classes for the Chef’s Place at Horeca Expo 2017, taking place from 19 till 23 November 2017.

2016 a Grand Cru year for WineWise

We concluded 2016 as a Grand Cru year with 16 new WSET Diploma graduates and 3 new Weinakademiker.
We hope that this high-quality quaification will offer them many opportunities in their further wine career.
Damien Lambot (BE) and Roy Pelgrim (NL) obtained the best scores for which they were awarded with free participation in the Weinakademiker programme.
The new DipWSET candidates of 2016 are: Arend-Jaap Van der Lely, Arne de Bruyne, Chantal Driesen, Claudia Bishops, Damien Lambot, Daniel Schein, Elizabeth Wilcox, Jef Pinxteren, Joke Broekmans, Karin Heyrman, Luc Giezenaar, Mike Deloof, Robert-Jan Piet, Robert Warmolts, Roy Pelgrim and Wilfred Kniese.
The new Weinakademiker of 2016 are: Lara Mol, Piet Vannieuwenhuyse and Yvo Erades.

Weinakademiker 2016

Also in 2016 three WSET Diploma graduates obtained the title Weinakademiker by successfully completing a thesis for which they got to choose the subject themselves.
Congratulations to the following Weinakademiker:

  • Lara Mol : Lessona: The renaissance of a forgotten wine region
  • Yvo Erades : Will the grape variety Nebbiolo Rosé have a future in the DOCG’s of Barolo and Barbaresco?
  • Piet Vannieuwenhuyse : Strategies to restore the image & identity of Beaujolais