Wine & Spirit Educational Trust

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of Wines, either as a beginner, or a wine enthusiast? Crown Cellars is a Silver Corporate Patronage of Wines & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Our experienced team are qualified and trained to deliver Level 1 & 2 courses and examinations. Ensuring your staff receive job-relevant training and education, so they have the knowledge and confidence to sell wine. For more information, please contact us.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

A beginner level introduction to wine appropriate for those who have an interest in wine or are starting a career in wine.

For people who are new to wine, this qualification delivers a hands-on overview of the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through all the senses, sight, smell, and taste. You will also gain the basic skills and tolls to be able describe wines, as well as making simple food and wine pairings. Once you have successfully completed this course you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

What you'll learn

  • Learn about the main types and styles of wine
  • The principles of simple food and wine pairing
  • Describe common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • Describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • How best to store and serve wine

Find out more

For advice on any of these course please call us on 0845 601 3432

Course Delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of six hours of study time, in a classroom or online, with a WSET course provider.*

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

A beginner to intermediate level qualification appropriate for those exploring wines and spirits who are working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts.

For people who are seeking a fundamental understanding of wines, this qualification will explore the major grape varieties and key wine growing regions. You will study about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic summary of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

  • Overview of how wine is made
  • What factors can influence style of the wine
  • Overview and characteristics of the key white and black grape varieties
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • How sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines are produced
  • Label terminology
  • Advanced food and wine pairing
  • The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®

Course Delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 16 hours of classroom or online delivery time with a WSET course provider.*

Find out more

For advice on any of these course please call us on 0845 601 3432

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Testimonials

We had met with other potential suppliers but what stood out most with Crown Cellars was the overall package. The benefit of working with Crown Cellars I have found is that we are treated as equals and not just a number, they recognise first and foremost that without a great relationship we, and in turn they, don’t prosper and that relationship has been developed on both a business and a personal level.

Mark Roberts, Food and Beverage Controller, Carden Park Hotel

Manorview Group have an excellent working relationship with Crown Cellars. The move was smooth and professionally managed. The staff training was perfect and has been followed up with refresher training which has increased our wine sales. There is rarely stocking issues and if this does happen it is handled in a fast, smooth easy process for us to resolve. The products are strong in the market place and they have something for every property from 5 star to night club level. We benefit from a close working relationship with our accounts managers, whom are always on hand should we need assistance. The working relationship is very strong and we hope it will continue for many years to come.

Susan Spence​, Group Procurement Manager, Manorview Group