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Monday, 05 December 2022 13:07

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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.

The Classes

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!



Tapas at Zambra

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 10:25
Please join us on December 15th at 6:30 for Tapas at Zambra paired with wines from Jean-Christian Rotagni. Located at 85 Walnut Street in Asheville, Zambra presents the tastes and traditions of the Western Mediterranean offering a contemporary take on tapas and wine pairings. In between the romantic amber-lit ceiling and smooth stone floor is a festive atmosphere that holds true to the name which means “gypsy dance of celebration.” 


Sushi Rolling Class with Sake

Saturday, 26 November 2022 09:20
Please join us on Saturday, December 17th from 2 to 4pm for "Sushi Making Class and Sake Tasting" at The Asheville Beauty Academy located at 28 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville.


Argyle Sparkling Wine Tasting

Saturday, 19 November 2022 14:37
Please join us on Friday, December 16th, from 4pm to 6pm @MetroWines on Charlotte Street to taste three Sparkling Wines from Argyle, a pioneer in sustainability and a leader in domestic sparkling wines. In addition to the extraordinary wine craft showcased in these sparkling wines, all three are remarkably affordable! The event is "on the house" and "at the bar."
 


French Fête for The Holidays

Thursday, 10 November 2022 13:36
About: French Dinner with Chef Sam Etheridge and Importer JP Bourgeois @MetroWines

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?


Limoncello Making Class

Tuesday, 08 November 2022 14:31
Ciao Asheville wraps up our 2022 line of events just in time for the holidays. Join us on Sunday, December 11 at 2pm to learn how to make the popular Italian Liqueur, Limoncello. Howard Rampersaud, Food and Wine Traveler in Italy, will present the process pursuant to an authentic Italian recipe garnered from his travels.

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.



AMBROZIA, "The Bear" and Materra Wines

Thursday, 06 October 2022 09:45
Chef Sam Etheridge of AMBROZIA cooks "The Bear," as seen on HULU, and pairs his take on the dishes with Materra Wines all presented in a casual cocktail party atmosphere with food and wine stations. A representative of the winery will join us and be available to answer questions.

The event is $50 (plus tax). Call (828) 575-9525 or Shop Online Here


About: Sovereign Remedies Partners with Metro Wines for a Dinner at Asheville Beauty Academy.
 
Please join us on Tuesday, November 1st for dinner with Sovereign Remedies in the Parlor of the new event space, the historic building known as the Asheville Beauty Academy, located at 28 Broadway Street in Asheville. You will be greeted with a glass of Sparkling CAVA at 6:30 and seated for a 5 course dinner at 7pm.