WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online Learning
WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online O1SP2103APP Jan. 11, 2021Cost: $395 IWEG Exam Only
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This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom Course start date: Monday, January 11, 2021 Course end date: Sunday, February 7, 2021 Exam date: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:30am at IWEG in downtown Toronto. The course will be based around a 4-week, 5 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand the differences between spirit types and styles. Students should be advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. All the required spirits for the course can be found in the “Recommended Tasting Samples for this Course” section online. Any additional spirits can be found in the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. Module 1: Spirits Production • List and state the purpose of the four key steps used in spirits production. Module 2: Brandy & Vodka • State the raw materials used to produce brandy and vodka. • State the key flavour characteristics of these two spirits. • Identify the key production processes that can have a defining influence on the characteristics of brandy and vodka. • State the meaning of the key labelling terms for brandy. Identify the two types of still, state how they are used and the style of spirit they can produce. • An introduction to tasting spirits using language from the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT). Module 3: Rum, Tequila and Whisk(e)y • State the raw materials used to produce Rum, Tequila, and Whisk(e)y. • State the key flavour characteristics of these three spirits. • Identify the key production processes that can have a defining influence on the characteristics of Rum, Tequila, and Whisk(e)y. • State the different styles of Rum and the labelling terms for Tequila and Whisk(e)y. Module 4: Flavoured Spirits, Storage & Service of Spirits • Describe the different techniques to add flavour to spirits. • State the principal types of flavoured spirits. • Describe the correct procedures for the storage of spirits. Name the important ingredients used to make cocktails. • Identify the common equipment and glassware used in the service of spirits. • State the four factors to consider when making a balanced cocktail.
Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date. You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 4 weeks of study. All study materials are included in the online course. Students are responsible for their own tasting samples. Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.