The WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) courses are ideal for wine enthusiasts, trade professionals, or those interested in entering the industry. For professionals and consumers alike, the WSET courses provide an easy-to-understand, professional approach to learning about wine regions and wine styles in a comprehensive way. You will also learn how to systematically taste wines in a way that sets you apart as we taste through the main grapes around the world. Its certifications are globally recognized and respected.
NOTE: The Wine Smarties is the proud San Diego and Temecula satellite of Neptune School of Wine, WSET Approved Program Provider, Centre 838! All courses are taught by Lindsay Pomeroy a Master of Wine (MW).
The WSET level 2 is designed for those who have some experience but have never formally studied wine. The course offers a structured approach to learning about wine. You will increase your confidence in tasting and describing wine as well as your ability to know how to read labels and select wines. These skills are useful for business or pleasure as you quickly become the smartest wine person in your social circle. Wine tasting is part of every class.
Learn the Systematic Approach to Tasting and understand how to assess color, flavors, structural components, quality and more.
Understand Grape growing and winemaking and see how these dramatically impact how a wine tastes.
Gain a global palateas we discuss and taste wines from the main regions around the world.
Learn how to identify the main grapes, like Chardonnay, Grenache, Syrah, as well as local ones like Albarino or Nebbiolo - all part of the curriculum!
Sparkling, Sweet and Fortified wines are also explored in depth.
Service, Storage, and food and wine pairing are also important parts of the course.