WSET Level 1 Award in Wines | 19th October

WSET with Defining Wine

Enjoy a day in the East Midlands newest Sparkling Wine Estate learning all about wines as part of WSET Level 1.

Let Amanda of Defining Wines introduce you to the wonderful world of wines and gain your level 1 qualification in Award in Wines, all in the beautiful setting of the Hanwell Wine Estate.

Friday 19th October 9:30am – 4:30pm – £175.00 including materials, refreshments, lunch and vineyard tour.

Have you ever wanted to know more about the wonderful world of wines?  Hanwell Wine Estate offers the ideal setting and surroundings for you to gain your WSET Level 1 qualification, what better way than in a vineyard! Our full qualified teacher Amanda Rowley has an infectious passion for wine and will share with you her knowledge, experience and prepare you for your assessment to gain your qualification.

To book please email your name, phone number and choice of date to or call her on 07710 285566

By the end of your training you will: understand the main styles of wines, the principles of food and wine pairing, common wine grapes and their characteristics and how to describe wine using the ‘WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)

The workshop is the ideal starting point for people who have an interest in wine, wine enthusiasts and people in the food service industry. Alternatively skip this level and go straight to level 2, click here for more information on Level 2.

What is the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) ?

Established in 1969, WSET is the world’s leading provider of qualification in wine and spirits, and is recognised as the international standard by both the industry and enthusiasts.

Sample outline of the day

9.20am      Welcome with refreshments

9.30am    Introduction to your tutor Amanda Rowley and her training 

Start your learning

Wine tasting with nibbles for food pairing

A visit to the vines

Assessment (30 multiple – choice questions)

16:30pm   Departure

You will be notified of your results 2 weeks after your workshop date.

Why attend a course at Hanwell Wine Estate ? …

Hanwell Wine Estate has teamed up with Defining Wines to bring such a rare opportunity in the UK to be able to learn in the actual environment where the grapes are growing, and then be able to taste the wines.  At Hanwell Wine estate we embody the passion and belief that is both inspiring and infectious – a fantastic environment for learning.

Amanda’s courses are both fun and informative – whether you just want to learn more about wine with a Level 1 course, or want to take that knowledge further with Level 2 .

About Amanda Rowley – WSET-Dip

Amanda is the Training Director of Defining Wine Ltd, a company specialising in Wine Events and Education she started with her business partner and fellow wine lover, Andrew Rickwood in 2015.

Defining Wine is an Approved Programme Provider for the prestigious Wine and Spirit Education Trust and in 2017, Amanda successfully took over 200 delegates through WSET courses, starting from complete novices at level 1 through to industry professionals at Level 3. Spending 5 years working through the WSET qualification she gained her Diploma in Wines & Spirit then became an accredited trainer with WSET. In addition to running WSET courses, Amanda spends times travelling around the world, visiting wine regions (it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it!)  and is a judge on the International Wine and Spirits Competition panel.

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 12.

For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, or 01949 81393

For frequently asked questions about our workshops visit our FAQ page – click here



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