Wine Education Courses

About WSET

The WSET is the foremost international body in the field of wine and spirits education and is enjoyed by those working in the wine trade and budding wine enthusiasts alike.

Berry Bros. & Rudd is now offering a series of WSET courses that can be taken either in the evenings or in full-day formats. Select a class that suits your knowledge level and your schedule.

With a maximum size of 20 students, Berry Bros. & Rudd’s courses offer the highest level of tutor-student interaction available. Only premium quality benchmarks samples are used and presented by some of Hong Kong’s most experienced educators. All hold the WSET Level 4 Diploma and whose teaching experience extends from 5 to 30 years.


About Introduction to Wine Evening Course

The series begins by looking at the factors that influence the balance of wine, learning about alcohol, tannins, acidity, aroma and flavour and how to describe wine, as well as spotting levels of oak influence and ageing. The following sessions are dedicated to studying three or four different grape varieties through key examples from Europe and the New World.

The idea is to enjoy harnessing your natural tasting ability while applying your observations to facts about the provenance of the wines. During the course we tackle all sorts of questions and aim to challenge common myths about wine – and, most importantly, increase your confidence in tasting. Cheese and crusty bread are served at each session, along with plenty of water.

Venue:
All classes are hosted at Berry Bros. & Rudd,
2/F, Pacific House, 20-20B Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

  1. Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits

    Covering the key wine styles and grape varieties, you will look at wine regions in depth, decipher wine and spirits labels, and be armed with the knowledge to understand what to expect behind a wine’s label. This is an ideal starting level for either an avid beginner or experienced wine lover seeking a comprehensive understanding of the world of wine. Over 30 wines are tasted in order to demonstrate the principles covered in theory, including the variation in styles of wines attributable to grape variety, region, climate, soil and the winemaking techniques. Price includes all materials, wines and exam fees and 16 hours of seminar time. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions. An exam date will be scheduled during the last class, usually 4-weeks after the course’s conclusion. Berry Bros & Rudd offer the highest level of tutor-student interaction available. Only premium, quality benchmark samples are used and presented, by some of Hong Kong’s most experienced educators. All hold the WSET level 4 Diploma, with their learning and teaching experience extending from 5 to 30 years.
    ... Learn more ˄ Show less
    Your Tutor

    Jeanette Robson is a WSET Certified Educator and Level 4 Diploma Holder and has been teaching WSET classes since 2005.

    As a hospitality industry learning professional, Jeanette uses her unique combination of educational expertise and specialist wine knowledge to deliver the WSET Educator Program in Hong Kong and certify future WSET educators.

    Jeanette has been delivering WSET Level 2 and Level 3 classes at Berry Brothers and Rudd since the final quarter of 2017.

    Dates:
    12th, 19th January 2019
    Time:
    9:30am – 6:30pm (Saturday)
    Number of sessions:
    2
    Regular Price:
    HK$7,695
    Early bird price:
    HK$7,280
    *4 weeks in advance
    Per person:
    +
  2. Level 3 Award in Wine

    The Level 3 Award in Wines is designed for those who have already taken the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits and seek a deeper understanding of the world of wine. This course delves further into wine making and viticulture, wine labeling laws, appellation systems, major wine producing regions and the regional expressions of grape varieties around the world.

    Over 90 wines will be tasted throughout the course in order to demonstrate the principles covered in theory, including the variation in styles of wines attributable to grape variety, region, climate, soil and the wine making techniques, Breaks will be provided throughout the day including 1 hour for lunch.

    Price includes all materials, wines and exam fees and 45 hours of seminar time, An exam date will be scheduled during the last class, usually 6-weeks after the course’s conclusion, The exam consists of a blind tasting of two wines (white and red) and a 1 hour 45 minute theory exam combing multiple choice and short answer questions. Candidates are required to obtain a 55% pass mark across all papers to pass successfully.

    ... Learn more ˄ Show less
    Your Tutor

    Jeanette Robson is a WSET Certified Educator and Level 4 Diploma Holder and has been teaching WSET classes since 2005.

    As a hospitality industry learning professional, Jeanette uses her unique combination of educational expertise and specialist wine knowledge to deliver the WSET Educator Program in Hong Kong and certify future WSET educators.

    Jeanette has been delivering WSET Level 2 and Level 3 classes at Berry Brothers and Rudd since the final quarter of 2017.

    Dates:
    23rd February 2019
    9th, 16th, 23rd March 2019
    Time:
    9:00am – 6:00pm (Saturday)
    Number of sessions:
    4
    Regular Price:
    HK$13,895
    Early bird price:
    HK$12,995
    *4 weeks in advance
    Per person:
    +
  3. Introduction to Wine Evening Course

    Join us in our centrally located tasting room for our interactive Introduction to Wine Course. You will learn about wine over four Wednesday evenings, with the help of one of our talented Wine Educators and the support of our own introductory book Exploring and Tasting Wine.

    Each participant will receive a copy of the book. Click here for details of the book.

    ... Learn more ˄ Show less
    Your Tutor

    Jeanette Robson is a WSET Certified Educator and Level 4 Diploma Holder and has been teaching WSET classes since 2005.

    As a hospitality industry learning professional, Jeanette uses her unique combination of educational expertise and specialist wine knowledge to deliver the WSET Educator Program in Hong Kong and certify future WSET educators.

    Jeanette has been delivering WSET Level 2 and Level 3 classes at Berry Brothers and Rudd since the final quarter of 2017.

    Dates:

    Session 1: 9th January 2019
    What is in a glass of wine and how to sense it

    Session 2: 16th January 2019
    Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Riesling

    Session 3: 23rd January 2019
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot and Food/Wine pairing

    Session 4: 30th January 2019
    Pinot Noir, Shiraz/Syrah, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo and a review of all grape varieties covered


    Time:
    7:00pm – 9:00pm (Wednesday)
    Number of sessions:
    4
    Regular Price:
    HK$1,950
    Seats available:
    At full capacity
    Per person:
    +
Shopping Cart