The Wine & Spirit Education Trust, or WSET, is the world's leading provider of professional wine education.
WSET Courses are open to everyone. So if you are building a career in the wine trade and looking for a globally recognised, certified wine qualification or if you are a wine enthusiast looking to develop your wine knowledge in a structured way then WSET is for you.
At Newcastle Wine School our pass rates are always above Global Average. Over the years we have helped professionals from the region’s leading restaurants achieve their WSET qualifications, including; House of Tides, Raby Hunt, Blackfriars, Café 21, French Quarter, Jesmond Dene House, Kaltur and Route. Chances are that if you meet a wine professional in Newcastle they will have studied with Newcastle Wine School and we’d love to support you on your wine journey.
Newcastle Wine School offers three levels of WSET qualifications in Newcastle City Centre as well as options to study remotely with Online courses taught LIVE over Zoom.
Level 1 is an ideal starting point for you to get to grips with the basics. In a short space of time you’ll find yourself feeling more confident tasting wine, navigating a wine list, buying wine in shops and pairing wine with food.
Level 2 is a perfect course for you if you want to learn about a wide range of grapes and wine styles. You’ll gain the enviable knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown and the styles of wine they produce. Perfect to build on what you learn at Level 1 (but note that Level 1 is not a prerequisite for Level 2 – if you already have a good level of wine knowledge then you can start at this level).
Level 3 is for you if you want to build on knowledge gained at Level 2. We go broader and deeper - it is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the factors accounting for style, quality and price in the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world. You'll learn to use tasting notes to make objective conclusions about a wine's quality and readiness for drinking.