WSET Courses


Why Study WSET at Sommelier:

  • All levels of our WSET courses are tutored by WSET Level 4 Diploma Holders plus Certified WSET Educators
  • Extended learning time at all levels in order to achieve better learning outcome
  • We deliver Extra Content and offer professional support in all of our courses
  • Extra tasting samples and all wines / spirits are selected in order to achieve the best learning outcom
  • Class size is limited to 12 students
  • Earn double amount of Wine Dollars which you can redeem at any of our wine events and courses

Our Senior Educator:

Matt Hui DipWSET, CS, CSW, FWS
Certified Educator (Level 1-3) - Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Level 4 Diploma - Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Level 3 Award in Sake - Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Certified Sommelier - Court of Master Sommelier
Certified Sake Sommelier - Sake Sommelier Association
Certified Specialist of Wine - Society of Wine Educators
French Wine Scholar (Honours) - Wine Scholar Guild
Student of Master of Wine - The Institute of Masters of Wine

WSET Courses Available at Sommelier:

WSET
Qualification
Sessions Total
Teaching
Hours
Wine / Spirits
will be tasted in
class
Examination Course fee
(WSET Study Pack and
Examination included)
Early Bird
(Payment up to
1 Month before)
Level 1
Award in Wines
(New Syllabus)
3 6 hours No less than
18 wines
30 Multiple-Choice Questions $2,000 $1,900
Level 2
Award in Wines & Spirits
12 28.5 hours No less than
78 wines and spirits
50 Multiple-Choice Questions $6,900 $6,700
Level 2
Award in Wines & Spirits
(Deluxe Edition)
10+11 25 hours No less than
75 wines and spirits2
50 Multiple-Choice Questions $19,800 $19,300
With an average retail price of $1200+, most of these 75 wines/spirits are top quality samples from some of the best producers around the world including the followings:
Salon, D'Yquem, Almaviva, Dujac, Gaja, Comtes Lafon, Opus One, Mouton Rothschild, Ausone, Vega Sicilia, Soldera, Massolino, Egon Muller, Torbreck (Laird), Domaine Jean-Louis Chave (Hermitage), etc2

1Class size is limited to 8 students
1Riedel and Lehmann glassware will be used
1One fine dining experience included. 8 wines will be served
2Sommelier reserve the right to substitute wines for equivalent samples of the same value or higher.
Level 3
Award in Wines
20 60 hours No less than
142 wines
50 Multiple-Choice Questions,
4 Short Answer Questions,
Blind Tasting of 2 wines
$11,800 $11,400

Sommelier WSET Course Bundle Offer (For all previous / existing WSET students commencing a new course from 1st January 2018 onwards*)
Level 1 Level 2 = HK$500 enrolment discount on Level 2 course*
Level 2 Level 3 = HK$800 enrolment discount on level 3 course*
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 = HK$1,500 enrolment discount on level 3 course*

*Sommelier Company Limited. All Rights Reserved
*Bundle offer cannot be combined with any other sale and early bird discount


Upcoming Course Schedule:

SOMWSETL1013
Cantonese
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
(New Syllabus)
3 Sessions
21/10/2018  (Sun)
28/10/2018  (Sun)
04/11/2018  (Sun)
15:00
-
17:00
17/11/2018
(Sat)
2,000
1,900 (Early Bird)
Waiting List 0
SOMWSETL1014
English
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
(New Syllabus)
3 Sessions
13/11/2018  (Tue)
20/11/2018  (Tue)
27/11/2018  (Tue)
19:30
-
21:30
08/12/2018
(Sat)
2,000
1,900 (Early Bird)
Seats
Available
8
SOMWSETL1015
Cantonese
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
(New Syllabus)
3 Sessions
04/12/2018  (Tue)
11/12/2018  (Tue)
18/12/2018  (Tue)
19:30
-
21:30
22/12/2018
(Sat)
2,000
1,900 (Early Bird)
Seats
Available
9
SOMWSETL2014
Cantonese
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits 12 Sessions
19/10/2018  (Fri)
26/10/2018  (Fri)
02/11/2018  (Fri)
16/11/2018  (Fri)
23/11/2018  (Fri)
30/11/2018  (Fri)
07/12/2018  (Fri)
14/12/2018  (Fri)
21/12/2018  (Fri)
28/12/2018  (Fri)
04/01/2019  (Fri)
11/01/2019  (Fri)
19:30
-
22:00
26/01/2019
(Sat)
6,900
6,700 (Early Bird)
Seats
Available
5
SOMWSETL2015
Cantonese
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits 12 Sessions
31/10/2018  (Wed)
07/11/2018  (Wed)
14/11/2018  (Wed)
21/11/2018  (Wed)
28/11/2018  (Wed)
05/12/2018  (Wed)
12/12/2018  (Wed)
19/12/2018  (Wed)
09/01/2019  (Wed)
16/01/2019  (Wed)
23/01/2019  (Wed)
30/01/2019  (Wed)
19:30
-
22:00
06/02/2019
(Wed)
6,900
6,700 (Early Bird)
Seats
Available
9
SOMWSETL2016
Cantonese
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (Intensive) 7 Sessions
18/11/2018  (Sun)
25/11/2018  (Sun)
02/12/2018  (Sun)
09/12/2018  (Sun)
16/12/2018  (Sun)
23/12/2018  (Sun)
30/12/2018  (Sun)
14:00
-
18:30
26/01/2019
(Sat)
6,900
6,700 (Early Bird)
Seats
Available
2
SOMWSETL2017
Cantonese
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits 12 Sessions
06/12/2018  (Thu)
13/12/2018  (Thu)
20/12/2018  (Thu)
27/12/2018  (Thu)
03/01/2019  (Thu)
10/01/2019  (Thu)
17/01/2019  (Thu)
24/01/2019  (Thu)
31/01/2019  (Thu)
21/02/2019  (Thu)
28/02/2019  (Thu)
07/03/2019  (Thu)
19:30
-
22:00
30/03/2019
(Sat)
6,900
6,700 (Early Bird)
Seats
Available
10
SOMWSETL2018
Cantonese
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits 12 Sessions
08/01/2019  (Tue)
15/01/2019  (Tue)
22/01/2019  (Tue)
29/01/2019  (Tue)
12/02/2019  (Tue)
19/02/2019  (Tue)
26/02/2019  (Tue)
05/03/2019  (Tue)
12/03/2019  (Tue)
19/03/2019  (Tue)
26/03/2019  (Tue)
02/04/2019  (Tue)
19:30
-
22:00
27/04/2019
(Sat)
6,900
6,700 (Early Bird)
Seats
Available
10
SOMWSETL3012
Cantonese
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines 20 Sessions
05/01/2019  (Sat)
12/01/2019  (Sat)
19/01/2019  (Sat)
26/01/2019  (Sat)
02/02/2019  (Sat)
16/02/2019  (Sat)
23/02/2019  (Sat)
02/03/2019  (Sat)
09/03/2019  (Sat)
16/03/2019  (Sat)
23/03/2019  (Sat)
30/03/2019  (Sat)
06/04/2019  (Sat)
13/04/2019  (Sat)
27/04/2019  (Sat)
04/05/2019  (Sat)
11/05/2019  (Sat)
18/05/2019  (Sat)
25/05/2019  (Sat)
15/06/2019  (Sat)
14:00
-
17:00
29/06/2019
(Sat)
11,800
11,400 (Early Bird)
Seats
Available
6
SOMWSETL3013
Cantonese
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
(Intensive)
11 Sessions
10/02/2019  (Sun)
17/02/2019  (Sun)
24/02/2019  (Sun)
03/03/2019  (Sun)
10/03/2019  (Sun)
17/03/2019  (Sun)
24/03/2019  (Sun)
31/03/2019  (Sun)
07/04/2019  (Sun)
14/04/2019  (Sun)
21/04/2019  (Sun)
10:30
-
18:00
18/05/2019
(Sat)
11,800
11,400 (Early Bird)
Seats
Available
10
Code Course Sessions Time Exam Date Fee
HKD
Status Seats
Available



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WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

QUALIFICATION AIMS

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to give a thorough understanding of the factors that account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world. The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regards to their style, quality and price. The qualification provides the in-depth product knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in product selection in the retail and hospitality sectors.

Successful candidates will be able to describe the characteristics of the principal wines of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and price. They will consequently be in a position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of wines in a variety of situations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be aged 18 or above
It is recommended that students complete the Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits before progressing to the Level 3 Award. Sommelier will invite students who have not obtained Level 2 Awards to attend a knowledge assessment (Optional)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.

For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.

(Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo)

PROGRAMME OUTLINE
  • Natural factors and human influences in the vineyard
  • Human influences in the winery
  • Major wine production countries of the world
  • Sparkling Wines and Fortified Wines of the world
  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality
  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)


Level 3 Session Plan (20 Sessions, 3 hours each)

Session 1: Course induction and tasting technique (6 Wines)
Session 2: Natural factors and human influences in the vineyard (6 Wines)
Session 3: Human influences in the winery (6 Wines)
Session 4: Germany and Austria (8 Wines)
Session 5: Alsace and Loire (8 Wines)
Session 6: Bordeaux and South West France (8 Wines)
Session 7: Burgundy (10 Wines)
Session 8: Beaujolais and the northern Rhône Valley (8 Wines)
Session 9: Southern Rhône and the south of France (8 Wines)
Session 10: Spain (8 Wines)
Session 11: Northern Italy (8 Wines)
Session 12: Central and southern Italy (8 Wines)
Session 13: Other European countries and regions (Tokaj, Portugal, Greece) (6 Wines)
Session 14: Australia and New Zealand (8 Wines)
Session 15: South Africa, USA and Canada (8 Wines)
Session 16: Argentina and Chile (8 Wines)
Session 17: Sparkling Wines (8 Wines)
Session 18: Fortified Wines (8 Wines)
Session 19: Revision (2 Wines)
Session 20: Mock Exam and revision (2 Wines)

Download: Level 3 Award in Wines Specification (2017)
For more information about WSET, please visit http://www.wsetglobal.com


WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

This course covers the major grape varieties and where they are grown around the world. Students are taught how to taste wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be aged 18 or above
There is no academic prerequisite for this program

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This qualification is popular with wine and spirit employees and will give students excellent all-round product knowledge. The course is also suitable for the interested consumer.

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT?

The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, and principle varieties of spirits.

(Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits lapel pin)

PROGRAMME OUTLINE
  • How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
  • Key white grape varieties
  • Key black grape varieties
  • Wine-producing regions of the world
  • Sparkling wines
  • Sweet wines and fortified wines
  • Spirits and liqueurs
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing
  • The WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
  • To gain the qualification students need to pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions


Level 2 Session Plan (12 Sessions, 2.5 hours each)

Session 1: Course Introduction, Tasting Technique, Food and Wine Pairing and Social Responsibility (4 Wines)
Session 2: Factors Influencing Style, Quality and Price, The Wine Label (6 Wines)
Session 3: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (8 Wines)
Session 4: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc (8 Wines)
Session 5: Syrah, Grenache and Riesling (8 Wines)
Session 6: Other White Grape Varieties and White Wines (8 Wines)
Session 7: Other Black Grape Varieties and Red Wines (8 Wines)
Session 8: Sparkling Wines (8 Wines)
Session 9: Sweet Wines (6 Wines / 2 hours)
Session 10: Fortified Wines (6 Wines / 2 hours)
Session 11: Spirits (8 Spirits)
Session 12: Revision (2 hours)

Download: Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Specification (2017) (3,913KB)


WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines

A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be aged 18 or above
There is no academic prerequisite for this program

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This qualification was initially created for the front-of-house staff within the on-trade sector. It has grown into a course with global appeal, providing basic product knowledge to first time employees in the wine industry and the interested consumer alike.

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT?

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. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

(Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 1 Award in Wines lapel pin)

PROGRAMME OUTLINE
  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Level 1 Session Plan (3 Sessions, 2 hours each)

Session 1: Introduction to World of Wine and How to Taste Wine (6 Wines)
Session 2: Pronunciation. Storage & Service. Major Grape Varieties (6 Wines)
Session 3: Introduction to Food and Wine Pairing. Major Grape Varieties (6 Wines)

Download: 2018 L1 Award in Wines Specification (3,159KB)