WSET Wine Certificate

Certificate in Wine Business Management

WSET Wine Certificate

SHMS is an approved program provider by The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the largest global provider of wine, spirits, and sake qualifications. 

Next intake

November 2021


1-4 days




Certificate in Wine Business Management. Bottles


A stepping stone to a career in viticulture

  • WSET qualifications are globally recognized as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits
  • We are course providers of Level 1 and Level 2 certifications
  • For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine
  • Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality of wines
  • Benefit from an authentic view of the wine world and develop skills that are essential for success in the hospitality, spirit, and culinary industries


Level 1 Certification

The course is delivered in one day

Level 2 Certification

Courses delivered over four days

Level 1 Certification

The course is delivered in one day

Level 2 Certification

Courses delivered over four days

Course Structure

Explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings.

Level 1

  • The main types and styles of wine 

  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics 

  • How to store and serve wine 

  • The principles of food and wine pairing 

  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT) 

Level 2

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT) 
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines 

  • The style and quality of wines

  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles

  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality 

  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine 

  • Principles of food and wine pairing 

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Next intakes

November 12

Level 1 Certification

Nov 20-21 & Dec 4-5

Level 2 Certification


  • There are no entry requirements for either of the qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. 

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