WSET Level One, Two and Three Award in Wines Classes
Coming to Asheville School of Wine
The MWWine School, an approved program provider for the globally recognized WSET,
will offer the certification classes, perfect for wine and food professionals and wine enthusiasts,
live and in-person, starting January 23rd
Asheville, NC – November 30th, 2022 – MWWine School, an approved program provider for the globally recognized Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) certifications, today announced that WSET Level One, Two and Three Award in Wines classes will launch in Asheville, North Carolina in January 2023. The WSET certification courses, which are offered in partnership with the Asheville School of Wine, are among the most prestigious wine industry qualifications in the world and are ideal for beginners, connoisseurs, and wine and food industry professionals.
The WSET Level One Award in Wines class will take place January 31st with Level Two taking place January 24th, 25th and January 30th in Asheville. The classes offer foundational principles for wine tasting, and wine and food pairing, as well as key knowledge about winemaking, viticulture, and the wine regions of the world.
“I am so impressed with the enthusiasm and knowledge of the students who attended my seminars in Asheville this August and am thrilled to be bringing these world-class certification courses to this world-class food and wine city,” said Webber. “I am also pleased to continue my partnership with The Asheville School of Wine as we further expand access to a curriculum that will not only enhance wine professionals and enthusiasts’ love of wine, but that will also increase their wine knowledge, further develop their palates and help them achieve professional certifications.”
Classes will be taught by MWWine School Director Melanie Webber, a WSET certified wine educator and sommelier. Melanie holds the Diploma in Wine and Spirits from WSET, as well as the Wine Scholar Guild’s (WSG) French Wine Scholar and Spanish Wine Scholar certifications. She recently taught two sold-out wine tasting and food and wine pairing seminars in Asheville through the Asheville School of Wine and has taught in Paso Robles and Los Angeles since 2018, helping hundreds of industry professionals – from winemakers, to chefs to tasting room personnel – and wine lovers achieve their WSET certifications. Her MWWine School is also an approved program provider for the WSG’s Spanish and French Wine Scholar courses, which will be offered in Asheville later in 2023.
Level One Award in Wines is a beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. Students will explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, as well as learning food and wine pairing, wine service and etiquette. It includes tasting of 10 wines. Go Here to Register!
Level Two Award in Wines is for individuals seeking a core understanding of a wide range of wines. This qualification explores the major grape varieties of the world and the regions in which they are grown. Through a combination of tasting and theory, students will explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence. The course includes tastings of over 30 wines. Successful candidates receive a certificate and lapel pin for the internationally-recognized WSET Level Two Award in Wines. Go Here to Register!
Please join us on Thursday, December 15th @MetroWines for The French Fête. Start the holiday season with innovative dishes by Chef Sam Etheridge of AMBROZIA paired with wines from Asheville based importer Jean Philippe Bourgeois.The evening starts at 6:30 with a Champagne Toast followed by seating at 7pm for a four course menu. The first course will be paired with a lovely White Bordeaux and the next two courses will each be partnered with a red Bordeaux with the last course with a wine from St. Emilion, all expressing the wide range and styles of this famed region. What could be more French?
Howard will demonstrate the process from start to finish, including bottling this magic elixir and give us shopping and packaging advice, too. Typically made from grain alcohol, Howard will also discuss how to make limoncello from vodka, which has a lower alcohol content. And you’ll get to sample both versions to see which one you like best! You’ll also get to take home a copy of Howard’s recipe.
The event is $50 (plus tax). Call (828) 575-9525 or Shop Online Here