For people with a thirst for knowledge & fun

WSET Professional Wine Courses

Formal Qualifications


Defining Wine is accredited to run the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses. These courses provide internationally recognized qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and wine enthusiasts alike. The courses are all examined and certificated within a QCA-approved National Qualifications Framework.

Why book a WSET course with Defining Wine?

  • Our trainers are highly experienced and qualified in professional training techniques.
  • Course numbers range from 6 – 15 people to allow plenty of individual attention and opportunities during the course.
  • Our wines are sourced from a variety of sources – all available to students to make life simpler.
  • We welcome all learners and go out of our way to help you to get the most from the training and experience.
  • We believe that learning should be enjoyable and aim to make our training interesting, informative and fun.
  • Training is carried out in an approved, professional environment with all the facilities needed to give participants a great learning experience.

We offer 3 WSET courses in Wine and 2 in Spirits:

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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Establish the basic skills and product knowledge required in the service and retail of wine; it is ideal for preparing a person for their first job in hospitality or retail.

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available.

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WSET Course Level 3

Designed for anyone wishing to gain in-depth knowledge of wines and build upon the knowledge gained at Intermediate level.

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