Berry Bros. & Rudd
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Complete your WSET Level 2 at the striking Berry Bros. & Rudd Pickering Cellar over 8 sessions. Learn tasting techniques and build some confidence to trust your taste buds.
In this class
This in-depth and focus course will be a informative and fun way to undertake the WSET Level 2 qualification. Every class will begin with tea and coffee and the first stop will feature a delicious picnic lunch around 1pm, with the class finishing at 4pm
The WSET Level 2 Award is devised by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and is the internationally recognized course, often pursued by those that who wish to enter the wine and hospitality trades. No previous knowledge is required to achieve this qualification, just some functioning taste buds and a thirsty palate. A range of selected wines will be tasted at each Module, offering a broad and interesting introduction to the delicious and historic world of grapes.
You will learn tasting techniques upon which you can build tasting experience allowing you to become more confident in understanding the refined notes and appreciate the complexity of wine. The syllabus will be covered in eight Modules and the examination will be sat during the ninth Module with an examination of fifty multiple choice questions, to be completed in an hour. The course cost covers WSET examination fees, WSET course materials, WSET accredited tuition, use of Berry Bros. & Rudd equipment and tasting samples. Course materials are sent to you in advance after registration, allowing all you keen wine enthusiasts to engage with this fascinating topic in advance.
Module 1: Course Introduction, Tasting Technique, Food, Wine Pairing, Social Responsibility
Module 2: Factors Influencing Style, Quality, Price, The Wine Label
Module 3: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Module 4: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc
Module 5: Syrah, Grenache, Riesling
Module 6: Other White Grape Varieties/White Wines, Sparkling Wines
Module 7: Other Black Grape Varieties/Red Wines/Sweet Wines
Module 8: Fortified Wines & Spirits
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Sparkling wine wasn't invented in France. The first sparkling wine was produced in England. Still wine was imported from the Champagne region and stored in cellars over the winter. There it underwent a secondary fermentation.
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Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant having first opened its doors in 1698.
Being a supplier to the Royal family since the reign of George III the company has held two Royal warrants from the reign of Edward VII. Still in its original shop at No. 3 St James’s Street London, the shop has altered little since those times providing an atmospheric experience for customers and curious visitors alike.
With over three centuries of accumulated knowledge, the close relationships developed with the world’s finest spirit and wine producers and seven Masters of Wine working for the company, Berry Bros. & Rudd provides the ultimate fine wine and spirits experience.
Whilst embracing its heritage Berry Bros. & Rudd is constantly looking to innovate; being the first wine merchant to create a website in 1994, and temperature controlled wine cellars in the 1960s. Today’s modern state of the art warehouses contain more than 8.5 million bottles of wine.
With the establishment of the warehouses in Hampshire and in the continuing spirit of innovation Berry Bros. & Rudd has made use of the original cellars underneath No.3 St James’s Street. Recently refurbished to a high standard, Berry Bros. & Rudd now runs friendly, fun and informative courses in these historic spaces. Leveraging off all the acquired expertise of the Masters of Wine and numerous other connoisseurs there is no better place to learn about wine and spirits than in the extraordinary Pickering Cellar.
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