Still Wines Tasting Course - Mornings, April, May
All prices include VAT.
Morning sessions - 11.30-13.00
Sat 17th April
Sat 24th April
Sun 25th April
Sat 1st May
4 sessions x 1.5 hours = 4.5 hours
Activity booklet time = 15 hours
12 x 100ml samples
3-Wine marked mock
The format is particularly suited for those studying for the WSET Diploma in Wine and uses the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT) and builds the analysis skills needed to pass the tasting element of the qualification. The course not only focuses on the key varieties/wines but also strongly on the questions that can be asked and the examination technique you need to succeed.
I have developed and adapted this course carefully to make the most of the online environment and have taught over one hundred students in the last academic year alone (you can see some student reviews here).
Online sessions take place over a number of days in the lead-up to the key WSET examination dates alongside a significant programme of self-study. The online environment provides methodical skills development with greater time for reflection and feedback.
Depending on your location there are different tasting options.
UK - We send samples
We rebottle 100ml samples using Argon gas to maintain their condition and provide a freshness guarantee of 6 weeks from bottling. We can deliver these samples in the UK.
We have put everything in place to make sure your wines arrive in-tact and on time
Deliveries across Europe are temporarily postponed but if the European delivery situation changes we will update you.
Rest of the World - You source samples
If you are studying outside Europe or if we are unable to deliver to your location we can provide a list of wines for a helper to source for you that can be used as blind samples on the course. If you will be sourcing your own wines, use the code NOSTILLWINESAM at the checkout to receive £75 off the course cost. If you’d like to discuss this please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
This course will
Perfect your examination technique for the WSET Diploma tasting examinations
Calibrate your palate to the WSET standard
Teach you how to formulate distinction-level conclusions for the three units - Still, Fortified and Sparkling
How the Courses are run
We send you an activity document for each course. This document is a combination of guided self-study and homework tasks that need to be sent back to Jim for marking.
It is best to complete the activities before the first Zoom session but it can also can be completed during the duration of the course.
There are also Zoom sessions that last 1.5 hours each. During these sessions wines will be tasted and reviewed which will help fine-tune your calibration, thorough in-class discussions and activities will consolidate your learning and further build your examination technique skills.
The final session will be a three-wine mock exam which Jim will mark and send back with feedback.
You will communicate with Jim and other students on a WhatsApp group to allow not only the whole class to collaborate but also for questions to be asked and answered quickly. We have found this interaction increases the ability to work together as a group both in and out of the course.