5 class series plus exam, $650
This 5-class course will be held at the brand new Echelon Wine Bar in Leesburg, Virginia. Echelon is the creation of Lost Creek Winery owners Todd and Aimee Henkle.
Classes will be held on the following Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm – 9:30pm: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10 with the exam on June 17 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world. While the course provides an overview of the wines and spirits of the world, including main wine grapes and regions, it also covers factors affecting wine quality and style, grape growing, and basic winemaking practices. The course emphasizes tasting assessment and the skills required to describe the aromas and tastes of wine. It helps to develop fundamental tasting and assessment skills. During each session of the class, students taste 8-9 wines. The exam takes 1 hour and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, an internationally recognized credential in the wine industry.
The course fee includes the 5 classes at Echelon Wine Bar; the WSET course book/study guide, all wines for tasting, and the exam at Echelon Wine Bar.
Note: This is a structured educational class with seated tastings and classroom style lectures.
*Students who register more than 10 days before the first class meeting will receive their study guide at the first class. — STUDENTS WHO REGISTER WITHIN 10 DAYS OF THE FIRST CLASS DATE MAY NOT RECEIVE THEIR STUDY GUIDE UNTIL THE SECOND CLASS MEETING.*