My WSET Journey

Published by Magnavai Janjo on 04/01/2018

Starting today, Roberson is now an accredited provider of WSET courses. WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. You need no prior knowledge or experience of wines, just an interest and a willingness to learn and explore. WSET Level 1 is very much an introduction to the world of wines. You learn the main types of wine, how to pair them with food, how to serve and store wine and the main grape varieties. This enables you to confidently select wines which will best accompany any dish, and answer nagging questions which might have been too embarrassing to ask such as, “what’s the difference between Champagne and Prosecco” – besides the price of course!

The WSET sets you on a path which opens a world of endless possibilities and opportunities. For me, it revealed a passion for a subject I never knew existed. Never again will you be intimidated by a wine list. You’ll become the “wine-o” amongst your circle of friends, the trusted “expert”, and above all, you’ll gain a qualification which is internationally recognised.

I started as a 19-year-old cider drinker with no knowledge of wine whatsoever. What began as ‘casual learning’ and an opportunity to earn a little more (working in the wine department of a major supermarket) ended up as my career, enabling me to travel to some incredible parts of the world, meeting some amazing people.

I went for a 5k run along the shores of Lake Garda, sipped Xakoli at midnight in the Basque country and stood at 1,000 meters altitude at Adige, overlooking Trentino. All that started with a single WSET class all those years ago. Today, I’m studying for the Master of Wine qualification.

Take WSET Level 1 at Roberson and you will have the opportunity to learn about wines in an actual winery, something which many wine students would kill for. The course is designed to bring wine studies to life. There is no theorising - you will have the unique opportunity to see everything from a press to an oak barrel up close and personal. Immerse yourself in this one-day course and discover the fascinating world of wine. You won't regret it.

For more information and to book, visit our WSET page.


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