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WSET Award in Wines Level Three

The Oxford Wine Company
6 Turl Street
Oxford
OX1 3DQ
16 consecutive Thursday evenings, starting on
Thursday, 16 January 7:00-9:30 £820.00 Presented by John Shuckburgh

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/wset-award-in-wines-level-three--january-to-april-2020

Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!

Alternatively, contact John Shuckburgh at school@oxfordwine.co.uk or on 01865 301144 for more details.

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.

Our experienced educator will assist you to develop your analytic tasting abilities through a carefully selected series of 82 wine samples.

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

What you'll learn:

Unit 1

The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling

How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world

How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

Unit 2

How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Tutored tastings of 82 wines.

Course delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 84 hours of study time, including 30 hours of classroom time.

Students should note that this is a demanding course and are advised to allow adequate self-study and revision time. A minimum of 60 hours of study time is recommended, in addition to classroom attendance.

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.

Taste For Australia

A Fundraising Tasting

The Oxford Wine Company
165 Botley Road
Oxford
OX2 0PB
Friday, 24 January 19:00 £10.00 Presented by Sam Killbery, Paris Barghchi and Emily Silva

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/24th-january--taste-for-australia--a-fundraising-tasting

Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!

Alternatively, contact Sam Killbery at our Botley Road shop on 01865 249500, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk for more information.

For many of us, Australian wine was the first we tried. Britain has traditionally been one of the most important export markets for the world’s largest island.

An obsession with big, ripe Chardonnay and Shiraz wines with liberal use of oak, and the birth of the wine brand became the trademarks of Australian wine. Today, Australia remains the world's fifth largest exporter of wine. And while the large brands still have their place, we are seeing a shift in priorities. A growing number of boutique wine producers are focusing on matching grapes with terroir, farming organically or biodynamically, and making more complex, elegant bottles with a focus on quality rather than quantity. The result of this is that the quality of Australian wine has increased exponentially, and the best can stand comfortably alongside the world's finest wines.

But today, Australia needs our help. Bush fires are ravaging peoples’ homes, businesses, and even vineyards and wineries.

Join us to taste through a selection of some of our favourite Australian wines, and help to raise some money in the process. OWC will be donating all ticket prices to the Australian Red Cross to help with their commendable work in the face of this terrible disaster.

Presented by Emily Silva, Paris Barghchi and Sam Killbery.

As always you can also enjoy a generous 15% discount on the night!

WSET Award in Wines Level One

The Oxford Wine Company
6 Turl Street
Oxford
OX1 3DQ
Saturday, 1 February 9:00-17:00 £180.00 Presented by John Shuckburgh

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/wset-award-in-wines-level-one--february-2020

Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!

Alternatively, contact John Shuckburgh at school@oxfordwine.co.uk or on 01865 301144 for more details.

This course is a great starting point for the novice wine enthusiast, or those starting a career in wine or hospitality.

About the course: This hands-on course will teach you to understand more about wine through sight, smell and taste. By the end of the course you'll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach, identify key styles of wine and know the characteristics of important grape varieties. You'll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and how to apply these to your own food and wine choices.

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate.

Do I need any prior knowledge? No prior knowledge is required. All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.

Assessment - The exam takes place in the last session of the course. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions. This qualification is Ofqual regulated.

Know Your Pinot: a Pinot Noir tasting - SOLD OUT

The Oxford Wine Company
165 Botley Road
Oxford
OX2 0PB
Friday, 28 February 19:00 £10.00 Presented by Sam Killbery, Paris Barghchi and Emily Silva

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/28th-february--know-your-pinot-a-pinot-noir-tasting

Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!

Alternatively, contact Sam Killbery at our Botley Road shop on 01865 249500, or email tastings@oxfordwine.co.uk for more information.

From the French for “pine” and “black”, referencing its tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit, Pinot Noir is one of the world’s premier and most ancient grape varieties. It is quite the labour of love however, as it is a notoriously difficult variety to cultivate and vinify. The grape's delicate, thin skins and tendency to produce tightly packed clusters makes it susceptible to disease and rot whilst the relatively low levels of phenolic compounds found in this variety often produces lightly coloured, medium-bodied and low-tannin wines that can often go through phases of uneven and unpredictable ageing.

Whilst its spiritual home may arguably always be in the Burgundy region of France, where it produces some of the world’s most desirable (and expensive!) wines, winemakers all over the world have turned to Pinot Noir to express their own unique terroir.

From sparkling wine to light perfumed reds, and rosés to jammy fruit-forward examples, Pinot Noir is definitely one of the most versatile grape varieties. This tasting will feature Pinot Noir in all its guises from all over the world. An English Sparkling, a Spanish Rosé, a classic Burgundy and its local rival the German Spatburgunder as well some exciting New World offerings.

Join us on a journey of discovery in our Botley Road store as we explore six very different expression of this wonderful grape! Presented by the all-star OWC retail team of Emily Silva, Paris Barghchi and Sam Killbery.

As always you can also enjoy a generous 15% discount on the night!

WSET Award in Wines Level One

The Oxford Wine Company
6 Turl Street
Oxford
OX1 3DQ
Tuesday, 2 June 9:00-17:00 £180.00 Presented by John Shuckburgh

Book online here: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/wset-award-in-wines-level-one--june-2020

Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!

Alternatively, contact John Shuckburgh at school@oxfordwine.co.uk or on 01865 301144 for more details.

This course is a great starting point for the novice wine enthusiast, or those starting a career in wine or hospitality.

About the course: This hands-on course will teach you to understand more about wine through sight, smell and taste. By the end of the course you'll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach, identify key styles of wine and know the characteristics of important grape varieties. You'll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and how to apply these to your own food and wine choices.

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate.

Do I need any prior knowledge? No prior knowledge is required. All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.

Assessment - The exam takes place in the last session of the course. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions. This qualification is Ofqual regulated.

WSET Award in Wines Level Two

The Oxford Wine Company
6 Turl Street
Oxford
OX1 3DQ
9 consecutive Tuesday evenings, starting on
Tuesday, 22 September 7:00-9:30 £480.00 Presented by John Shuckburgh

Book online here: oxfordwine.co.uk/products/wset-award-in-wines-level-two--september-to-november-2020

Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!

Alternatively, contact John Shuckburgh at school@oxfordwine.co.uk or on 01865 301144 for more details.

This course is a more in-depth look at the wonderful world of wines, suitable for both professionals and enthusiastic amateurs!

About the course: This structured and informative course explores the major grape varieties and important regions that define the world's key wines. You'll learn about production, key labelling terminology and major classifications to help you identify wines with confidence. This course is fantastic CV material for those pursuing a career in Wine or hospitality. For the amateur consumer it will provide invaluable knowledge and expertise - meaning that you will be able to choose and appreciate wine with confidence!

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate.

What's Covered:

How wine is made

What factors influence wine style

The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics

The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown

The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines

Label terminology

Tutored tastings of 48 wines

How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

How to make food and wine pairings

Do I need any prior knowledge? No prior knowledge is required. All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial. Students completely new to wine and spirits study may wish to complete the Level 1 Award in Wines first. However, this is not essential.

Course delivery - This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 16 hours of classroom time. There will be eight classes lasting two hours each.

Assessment - Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions, to be completed in one hour. The exam will take place in week 9,the final session of the course. This qualification is regulated by Ofqual