The South West Wine School recently launched at Kenton Park Wine Estate. It's aim is to provide first rate Wine Education across the region. The South West Wine School brings together the best Wine Educators in the South West and is going to be a huge asset for the region.
Kenton Park Estate will be hosting the Wine School's WSET Courses as from January 2019 in it's Winery Building situated in the heart of the Vineyard surrounded by 15,000 Vines. The Vines are planted across seven different plantations including Chardonnay, two different varieties of Pinot Noir, Solaris, Pinotin, Bacchus and Reichensteiner.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) provides globally recognised education and qualifications in Wines and Spirits for both professionals and enthusiasts.
Courses will be run at Kenton Park Estate by Rebecca Mitchell who is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and is a Wine Educator for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
Rebecca Mitchell DipWSET
‘I have a passion for sharing my wine knowledge’ says Rebecca, ‘and the WSET courses offer a superb platform to learn about wine in a structured way. These qualifications provide wine enthusiasts with a good understanding about major grape varieties and key wine regions of the world.’
Rebecca has been in the wine trade for over twenty years having formerly worked in global wine tourism. Rebecca is now a respected Wine Consultant for award-winning hospitality venues in the West of England and further afield. Rebecca is also a panel chair judge for the International Wine & Spirit Competition and a drinks columnist for Devon Life magazine.
‘I’m delighted that South West Wine School have asked me to teach for them, offering the WSET courses for both wine lovers and professionals across the South West.’
WSET Level 1 is a beginner’s introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. No prior knowledge required!
WSET Level 2 is the beginner to intermediate qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry - or pure wine and spirit enthusiasts. For those seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. For further information about the WSET visit www.wsetglobal.com.