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Why use the WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting Beer?

By: Stephen Staples, DipWSET Ah, beer! A beverage adored by many, often seen as a more casual counterpart to wine (rightly or wrongly). Yet, the complexities of beer, its aromas, flavors, and the sheer diversity of styles can be just as intricate as its vinous counterpart. While the laid-back approach to beer has its charm, …

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Austrian Varietals find a Home in Northern Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula

Bill Newman – WSET 2, American Wine Expert Driving north on state highway M-22 from Glen Arbor, Michigan the skies are blue and the tree line on either side of the road is dotting with early color. It’s the end of summer and the beginning of autumn, before peak color hits the area known as …

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Get to Know Cava, Spain’s Essential Sparkling Wine

Learn why enthusiasm for Cava is growing. Discover the unique Mediterranean terroir and versatile attributes of this traditional method, European bubbly. There is growing enthusiasm for sparkling wines from around the world, and one of the essential categories is Cava. This bubbly has earned a reputation for being the finest in all of Spain, made …

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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano— It’s Sangiovese from Tuscany

Often confused with the grape of the same name, here’s what you need to know to understand what makes this historical wine unique. Most people will admit to some confusion about the wines of Italy. It’s a country with a rich viticultural history and grape diversity range that exceeds all others, yet sometimes distinctions are …

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Chateau Grand Traverse and the Wines of Michigan

Against the odds, a trailblazing Michigan winemaker inspired a thriving industry in The Great Lakes State. Crystalline lakes, gorgeous woodlands, charming coastal towns- northern Michigan has long been a tourism mecca. However, this region is home to another burgeoning industry. The Michigan wine scene has established itself as a force to be reckoned with. According …

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Decanter Editors on The Art of the Tasting Note

We asked three of Decanter Magazine’s US contributors to tell us about their approach to writing tasting notes. This is what they had to say. Because we’re a wine school dedicated to the advancement of wine knowledge through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), a UK-based organization that has created foundational learning courses that …

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What Can We Learn from the World’s Top Rosé Wines?

Are the best Rosés (still) being shortchanged against their red and white peers? There’s a long-standing joke in the wine business that a wine’s most common flaw is that it isn’t red. This is, of course, a reference to the perception that dry red wines tend to outscore their white, dessert, sparkling, and rosé counterparts …

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WSET Level 4 Diploma: The Leap from Level 3, and Why the Diploma is Worth Doing

I’m lucky that as the Program Director of our WSET Diploma program, I get to hear all the amazing success stories of our graduates, so I recently asked some of them to share how completing the Diploma has benefited their lives and careers. But first, if you’re one of those curious Level 3 students, let’s …

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February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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Buelton, CA 93427

 

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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)

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1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

 

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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)

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1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203

 

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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)

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1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606

 

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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559

 

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