what we do

New Courses – as of August 2017, we are continuing with the enlargement of our further education courses with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) courses  which focus on the production of beer and spirits

Since August 2016, we have successfully included the WSET® Sake qualifications to our course offering:

  • The WSET® Level 1 Award in Sake: – a one – day course, where you will understand the whole production process of Sake, from the grain of harvested rice, right through to the finished beverage. You will also be able to identify the main styles of Sake and explain the differences in the style of each as well as how to serve the finished product and the effect of service temperature on the food and sake association
  • The Level 3 Award in Sake: – a 4 day course, including the examination day, where you will have the opportunity of learning each of the elements in the sake production process and how a small variation can affect the finished product. This is a course that is ideal for a professional who is in charge of including sake in their beverage list and intend to add value to the business as well as differentiate themselves in the local market

Following our launch of the first Certified Sommelier Course, the next course starts on the 20th of August, registration is now open!

ASSP – Certified Sommelier course in partnership with the Association Suisse des Sommeliers Professionnels, the Italian Chamber of commerce and l’école du vin Sàrl in the English language

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s courses are now available in more than 66 countries!

Over 72,171 students, in 72 countries and 19 languages sat WSET® examinations in the year 2015/2016. An organisation with educational charity status, the WSET® is the only wine and spirit educational entity approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, the UK government’s regulator for education. Since 2002, we have been running the Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses in Switzerland.

Our accreditation allows us to offer the Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses up to the Diploma level.

We are currently not eligible to offer the Diploma course, but aim to offer it in the near future.

All our courses are modules, which allow professionals to work and study on a “block” basis. Thus not having to give up employment to continue with their personal development.

Our modules are split into disciplines:

Product knowledge Wine and Spirit Knowledge – the Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses and our Swiss Wine courses – Sake courses – Spirits Knowledge – the Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses and our Fruit Spirit courses

Operations Management – Service Skills, Beverage and Food Operations Management

Workshops              – Product knowledge without the stress of an examination at the end

New!!! as of August 2017 we will be offering the Institute of Brewing and Distilling courses on Brewing Beer and also Distillation

Continuing Professional Development – Keep yourself up-to-date with changes in the Appellations, regions and sub-regions around the world by becoming a member on our  Study Support Site. You will then have access to all the wine growing regions of the world and the Appellations and details for each of them. 

Coming soon: for Companies, the same information as for the “member” level, but with individual handouts for in-house briefings and training by region and country.

You are advised to look at the career progression routes and the qualifications which are designed to help you achieve your personal objectives. Prior to joining a course of study, take account of the time you will need to set aside for your studies, both in the class as well as the recommended “self-study” time, check out our “planing your studies” for wine, sakespirits , operations management

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust along with the Court of Master Sommeliers, published the following illustration of the Sommelier progression pathway, which we hope you will find useful in planning your studies.

Watch this space for other courses, workshops and opportunities for expanding on your current knowledge.

Should you have any questions, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.