Why WSET Wine Courses Are Increasingly Becoming Popular In India?

WSET Wine courses are gaining popularity among hospitality and retail professionals as well as wine enthusiasts in India. To understand why these courses are so sought after, we have to first understand what they bring to the table.

Established in 1969, Wine & Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake, for professionals and enthusiasts. WSET provides four qualifications in wine-

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines: A beginner level course that is for professionals and enthusiasts who are starting their journey into the world of wine. You’ll learn about the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the fundamental skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. Find out if this course is right for you.

 WSET Level 2 Award in Wines: A beginner-to-intermediate-level qualification that covers the principal and regionally important grape varieties and the regions in which they are grown, along with the styles of wine they produce. The course also takes a dive into the factors that impact style and quality of wines and how to describe them using WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT).

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines: An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts which provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and winemaking by covering topics like regional laws, comparative styles of wine produced by the same grape variety, impact of topography on wine production etc.

WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines: an expert-level qualification covering all aspects of wine which is also a gateway course for those who want to pursue Master of Wine.

 Students from 75 countries across the world have enrolled for these courses so far, through Approved Programme Providers. These certifications are available in 15 languages and students can opt for classroom learning or online courses, depending on their convenience.

Here's Why WSET Wine Courses Are So Popular Today

Better career prospects: Since wine awareness among consumers is growing in India, restaurants, bars and retailers want to hire professionals who are highly trained and have wine knowledge that matches global standards. A WSET certification assures employers that the candidate can efficiently perform tasks like curating a wine list, storing and serving wine, suggesting food and wine pairings, and carrying a conversation with the guests on various styles of wine, etc. It helps a professional perform better in their current profile and apply for a bigger role. It will also make your resume stand out among your competitors if you apply for a job.

Consumers Feel Empowered: Surprising as it may sound, WSET wine courses are immensely popular among wine enthusiasts. Wine culture came to India quite late as it is not an indigenous beverage, however, it is growing rapidly, thanks to social media and pop culture. People want to learn the art of tasting and appreciating wine. Besides, wine knowledge also helps them make informed purchasing choices.

Overall growth of the wine industry: The tier-2 and tier-3 cities have developed a taste for luxury with exposure to fine dining and premium hotels. The hospitality sector in these cities needs trained wine professionals who can help people experience wine culture and develop a loyal consumer base. Similarly, the retail sector wants employees who can communicate wine to budding enthusiasts and encourage them to make it a part of their drinking repertoire. This is the reason why wineries, retail and hospitality sectors are motivating their workforce to earn WSET certification.

Why You Should Choose Sonal Holland Wine Academy?

Sonal Holland Wine Academy provides world-class wine education to students. Not only do we offer it at the most affordable rates across the globe, we also offer 100 percent placement assistance. Our partnership with you starts with wine education and continues as a mentorship as we help you enter the wine industry with confidence.

Our spacious academy in Mumbai has top of the class infrastructure. It has been designed to optimise learning and wine appreciation. Our educators ensure that students have fun while learning and do not feel overwhelmed by the syllabus. Students who opt for classroom learning programs will also get the opportunity to taste different styles of wine and learn how to describe them using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)..

We also provide online wine courses so that you can learn from home, however, our educators are committed to providing you with the same level of guidance and encouragement as classroom students get. Click the link below for more information on our upcoming WSET batches.