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WSET courses in Puglia, Southern Italy

Improve your wine knowledge by obtaining an internationally recognised qualification. We organise WSET courses – both levels 1 and 2 – at a charming winery castle in Puglia, Italy. Learn about wine while you relax and explore the best of Salento in Southern Italy. 

WSET 1, a beginners course

WSET Level 1 Award in Wine gives a basic introduction to wine followed by some food & wine pairing. No previous wine knowledge required!

Program outline

  1. The main styles of wine
  2. The WSET® Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
  3. The characteristics of the common grape varieties used to produce wine
  4. Service of wine
  5. Health, safety and legal issues
  6. The pairing of food and wine

To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions. Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 1 Award and wine lapel pin.

Students receive the course materials the first day of the course. For more information, please download the WSET Level 1 specifications.

WSET 1 Course details

  • Date: June 18th 2018
  • Venue: Castello Monaci – Puglia, Italy
  • Course length: One day, from 09.30 – 17.00
  • Healthy and delicious lunch included at the winery
  • Price € 270
  • Phone: +39 334 9536710
  • Email:

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WSET 2, an intermediate course

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits provides an all-around wine knowledge and an internationally recognised qualification. This qualification, taught in English, is perfect for enologists, sommelier and professionals working in the wine industry and hospitality business, and very suitable for wine enthusiasts.

WSET Level 2 course focuses on key grape varieties, wine regions of the world and the basics of spirits production. Advanced preparation with course text is required. This qualification also helps students to develop their “Wine English” communication skills, vital for professionals working with international markets.

Program outline

  1. How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
  2. Key grape varieties
  3. Wine-producing regions of the world
  4. Sparkling wines
  5. Sweet and fortified wines
  6. Spirits and liqueurs
  7. Label terminology
  8. The WSET® Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions. Successful students will receive an official certificate and a lapel pin.

Students should enrol early to receive the course materials and prepare themselves in advanced for the course. We will taste around 45 premium wines, many of which unavailable in Italy.

No previous wine knowledge – or WSET 1 – is needed to enrol. For more information, download the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits specifications.

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Enrich your wine experience with Castello Monaci

Wine Academy Italia students get exclusive prices on accommodation and packages at B&B Le Scuderie, a brand new, elegantly restored wine resort, inside the castle premises and just 1 minute walk from the course venue.

Enjoy a tasty breakfast after a peaceful night stay in the middle of the countryside, and prepare for your WSET examination with the silence and quiet that this charming historic house has to offer.

You can also relax after the course at the outdoor swimming pool and private spa, with jacuzzi and Turkish bath. Attending to cooking classes, horse riding in the countryside, taking extra wine tours and having dinner by the pool or at a little private restaurant: contact us to create your perfect wine experience at Castello Monaci while taking your WSET level 1 course!

For bookings and info on accommodation: +39 0831 666071

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About WSET® and Wine Academy Italia

WSET coursesThe WSET® is the world’s foremost provider of wine education with internationally recognised courses offered in over sixty countries.

WSET courses offer students and professionals the opportunity to study the world of wine, gain valuable international qualifications and enhance both their communication and tasting skills.

Wine Academy Italia uses only highly experienced tutors, top quality tasting samples and offers the very best classroom experience at interesting venues across the country.

Natalia Pezzone, Wine Educator and WSET 3, is the responsible for WSET courses with Wine Academy Italia in Puglia.

About Natalia Pezzone

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