This well-structured and in-depth Advanced certificate is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain comprehensive knowledge of wines and spirits and build upon the knowledge gained at Intermediate level. You will acquire a thorough understanding of the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wines from key wine producing regions of the world. You will also develop analytical tasting skills using the systematic approach to tasting as tasting will be part of the examinations. This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a Level 3 Vocational Qualification and provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the Diploma Level 4.


5th Oct - Session 1 - Course Starter, tasting technique, grape-growing & winemaking
19th Oct - Session 2 - France; Burgundy, Alsace, Bordeaux, Loire, Rhone & others
2nd Nov - Session 3 - Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy
16th Nov - Session 4 - Spain, Portugal, North America, Chile
30th Nov - Session 5 - Argentina, SA, Australia, New Zealand, Sparkling Wines
14th Dec - Session 6 - Fortified Wines, Spirits & Liqueurs, Others
11th Jan 2016 - Session 7 - Revision Session, Exam

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