Intermediate Certificate in Wine & Spirits

Course Objective This qualification is intended to provide a comprehensive level of focused product knowledge offering job skills, for example, in bar service, cocktail service and for staff requiring focused product knowledge in retail and wholesaling businesses.
Successful candidates will be able to give information on the characteristics of the principal spirits and liquers and identify major international brands within each category. They will confidently provide guidance on the use and service of spirits and liquers and make informed recommendations to customers when selecting spirits and liquers to meet their taste, quality and price requirements.
Duration of course 16 hours course + 1 hour exam
Assessment Method A multiple choice paper of 50 questions.
Entry Requirements There are no restrictions on entry to the WSET Level 2
Intermediate Certificate in Wine and Spirits. Students who are under the legal age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in Singapore will not be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverage as part of their course but this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. Similarly, students who choose not to taste alcohol for health, religious or other reasons will not find this a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.
Certification:Intermediate Certificate in Wine & Spirits
Syllabus
  • How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
  • Key white grape varieties
  • Key black grape varieties
  • Wine-producing regions of the world
  • Sparkling wines
  • Sweet wines and fortified wines
  • Spirit and liqeurs
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine matching
  • How to taste wine, using the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
About WSET The WEST was founded in 1969 to promote, provide and develop high-quality education and training in wines and spirit for those in wine and spirits industry. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international awarding body in the field of wines and spirit with a suit of sought-after qualifications.

The WSET design courses produce training and learning materials and set examinations, working through a network of Approved Programme Providers (APPs) around the world. These external Providers are rigorously checked to ensure they deliver the high standard of teaching required to enable students to pass their WSET qualification, so you can be sure of consistent level of quality and integrity, which will make your learning experience both rewarding and enjoyable.

The WSET develops and manages vocational qualifications for the wine and spirit and related industries. It is approved by the British government as a national awarding body of vocational qualifications. Its qualifications provide underpinning knowledge which can be applied in a number of different job functions. There are seven core awards but in all five levels of accreditation from Level 1, a foundation certificate in Wine to Level 5, an honours diploma.


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