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Wine and Spirit Education Trust


Organization of WSET® courses in Russia is a joint project of ICWAG and AWSEC (Asia Wine Service & Education Center). AWSEC Russia, which holds WSET® courses in Moscow and in Saint-Petersburg, was established in the frameworks of this project and headed by Mr. Gelibterman.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust® (WSET®) with head quarters in London is one of the world's top wine schools, offering courses of different levels of complexity, both for alcohol market professionals, and for wine and spirits lovers. WSET® was founded in 1969 in the UK and today its offices are run in 53 countries. Diplomas and certificates of the school are recognized as one of the most tangible evidence of professional qualifications of staff of alcohol companies, sommeliers and cavists.

Courses WSET® cover 5 different levels to give students the knowledge and skills, from absolute beginner to expert. WSET® courses in Russia include the following programs of the first and second levels:

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

1 day wine course provides basic wine knowledge as well looking at how to match food with wine

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

This course covers the major grape varieties and where they are grown around the world. Students are taught how to taste wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits 

This spirits course gives a greater breadth and depth of knowledge in the specific area of spirits and liqueurs.

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits (QCF)

This qualification is open to students who hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. It is recommended that students complete the Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits before progressing to the Level 3 Award.

Courses are led by a tutor from Great Britain Mr.Stephen Mack. Mr. Mack heads, Asia's largest educational center, which covers by its activities Hong Kong, main land China, India, the Philippines and other Asian countries. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Asia Wine Services and Educational Center (AWSEC, Hong Kong). Mr.Mack has Honours Diploma WSET® (UK), as well as a special certificate WSET®, which gives the right to teach all levels. He has Advanced Certificate from Court of Master Sommeliers and the second level of qualification of the International Sommelier Guild (ISG).

Mr. Mack – is an accredited tutor of Bordeaux L`Ecole du Vin (France), The Wine Academy of Spain (Spain) and Certified Sherry Educator.

WSET® courses are conducted in English with consecutive translation into Russian.

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