Dive into the island of Mallorca and the wonderful world of wine with the world’s most highly regarded wine curriculum: The WSET!
For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll 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. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET Certificate and lapel pin.
What you’ll learn
The world is full of hundreds of different grape varieties, but only some can be used for wine, and some are more common than others. You’ll learn about some of the principal grape varieties that are considered the most prolific and discover their unique characteristics, flavours and wines that they can become.
Not all wines are created equally! Together we’ll explore the key styles and differences between wines. We’ll also begin to learn how different factors like environment, grape growing methods and maturation can affect the final product in terms of style and quality in wine produced around the world.
The world of wine is characterised by vast regional differences, with unique climates and environments massively affecting the wine they produce. You’ll explore over 70 different regions with geographical indications, with insights into their unique ecosystems, wine-making techniques and products.
Tasting wine is a fine art that requires lots of training. This wine course gives you the basic tools and practise you need to begin understanding the complex flavours in wine and training your palate to be able to recognise them using the WSET Level 1 Tasting Structure
Two things that have always gone hand in hand are wine and food. Pairing them perfectly requires a good knowledge of how different flavours work together. You’ll discover how each of the main flavour types interact with each other and which flavours tend to work best with others. By understanding that framework you’ll be able to apply it to wines and find the perfect match for the food you’re tasting with it.
The storage and service of wine is essential to great wine experiences. If you’re starting your journey on the road to sommelier or simply want to maintain and express the best quality of the wines you love, this aspect of the course will help you do just that. We’ll go over all the best practices for storing your wines in the correct way, as well as all the tips and tricks for serving the liquid we love perfectly every time.
You’ll have time to sample the blossoming food and drink scene in the capital city where our Academy is located, Palma de Mallorca, eating and drinking at some amazing restaurants and bars and getting a true taste of the island. And of course you’ll have time to adventure around the other towns, mountains and coastlines and see for yourself why Mallorca is a top holiday destination worldwide.