Quench your thirst for wine knowledge and embark on a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Course.


Devon based South West Wine School is holding Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses at its headquarters just outside Kingsbridge and has a few spaces remaining on the highly regarded Level 3 course which starts on 29 May. Co-founder of South West Wine School, Jonathan Reynolds says: “I have recently taken and passed my WSET Level 3. It provides such a comprehensive education on everything related to wine, from growing vines, winemaking and the different grape varieties to serving recommendations and food and wine pairings.” Jonathan continues: “With the hospitality industry booming in the South West these courses are vital for anyone working with wine and will hugely enhance the wine appreciation of everyone who attends.” The Wine & Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wine and spirits for both professionals and enthusiasts. 


The next course scheduled in the diary is a WSET Level 2 which will take place over three days on 8, 15 and 22 May with a second course scheduled for 20 and 27 June and 4 July 2019. The next Level 1 course is on Tuesday 4 June with another course on Tuesday 9 July. A Level 3 course is scheduled from 29 May for six consecutive Wednesdays and another course in the diary for September. Educators for South West Wine School include Hayley Reynolds DipWSET and Rebecca Mitchell DipWSET. The venue for these courses is the South West Wine School’s headquarters, Wakeham Farm, between Modbury and Kingsbridge in South Devon. 


Sponsors of the South West Wine School include Salcombe Gin, Eversfield Organic, Vineyard Productions, Enotria & Coe, Kingston Estate, Deer Park Country House and The Eco Laundry. South West Wine School is a member of Taste of the West and Food Drink Devon.


For further information about the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, visit wsetglobal.com. For further information on South West Wine School and to book on to any of the WSET and more informal tastings visit www.southwestwineschool.co.uk.


Dates for your Diary


WSET Level 1 - £155 - this is a beginner’s introduction to wine, suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.  During the course, students will explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell and taste, whilst also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings.  No prior knowledge is required.

WSET Level 1 – Tues 4th June

WSET Level 1 – Tues 9th July

WSET Level 1 – Thurs 5th Sept

WSET Level 1 – Weds 9th Oct

WSET Level 1 – Weds 6th Nov


WSET Level 2 - £395 - this is the beginner to intermediate qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry – or pure wine and spirit enthusiasts. For those seeking a core understanding of wines this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. Students on these courses will learn all 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.

WSET Level 2 – Weds 8th, 15th and 22nd May

WSET Level 2 – 20th and 27th June and 4th July

WSET Level 2 – Weds 11th, 18th and 25th Sept

WSET Level 2 – Tues 12th, 19th and 26th Nov


WSET Level 3 - £695 - this is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts. For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion students will be able to assess wines accurately, and use their understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Students will need to have already gained their WSET Level 2 to embark on this course.

WSET Level 3 –  Wednesday 29th May, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June and 3rd July

WSET Level 3 – Tuesday 10th, 17th, 24th, 1st, 8th and 15th Oct