Swiss Wine Certificate

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at all students with basic wine knowledge but who require a more specific knowledge in Swiss wine than that offered by the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits.

How will you benefit?

The course objective is to offer an intermediate level of knowledge in the specialised area of Swiss wine.

Outline programme
  • the main white wine grape varieties
  • the main red wine grape varieties
  • the main rosé grape varieties
  • reading the wine label
  • food and wine matching
  • wine tasting using the WSET® Level 2 systematic approach to tasting© wine
To gain this qualification, the candidates will be required to successfully complete:

Unit I (Theory)

  • thirty (30) multiple choice questions.

Duration of the time-constrained exercise:

  • forty-five (45) minutes.

The examination will be marked by l’école du vin Sàrl in Switzerland

Required prior knowledge for course: – WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines or equivalent. An advantage: WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

Guided learning hours: – It is recommended that the teaching time for the course is no less than 6 hours and should be no more than 9 hours

Learning outcomes – at the end of this course the candidate will be able to:

  • describe in general terms viticulture and vinification in Switzerland
  • identify and describe the characteristics of the main grape varieties cultivated in Switzerland
  • produce tasting notes using the WSET® Level 2 systematic approach to tasting
  • provide information and advice on the correct storage and service of Swiss wines
  • provide information on health issues relating to wines and spirits

Progression Routes – Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Swiss Wine, the candidate may progress to the following qualifications:

Advanced Certificate in Swiss Wine: – This qualification is intended to provide core knowledge of the wide range of wines produced in Switzerland. The qualification is designed for trade and hospitality employees working in a supervisory capacity who need to advise management, answer customer queries authoritatively, or make informed selections of Swiss Wines in a variety of situations

The WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines: – The WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines offers a wider coverage of the world’s wines, with a specific focus on tasting technique

Our Operations Management Courses:
  • WSET® Level 1 Award in Wine Service
  • Advanced Wine Service Skills
  • Beverage and Wine List Development
  • Performance Analysis for Wine and Beverage Lists
  • Manage Cellar and Beverage Operations