The Texas wine industry is increasingly becoming a major player in the United States wine industry. Keeping in pace with this growth, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is growing this summer in Texas, too.
The WSET is one of a number of wine certifications you can obtain with different levels. Here are the details for upcoming WSET’s Texas training.
August 6-8, Irving, Texas:
Two Masters of Wine will ride together in Texas as WSET-Dallas offers their Level 2 Wine Course and Examination at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. This includes Texas’ only Master of Wine Dilek Caner from WSET-Dallas. She achieved her Master of Wine after completing her accomplishment of the WSET Diploma, and has more than 15 years of extensive experience in the wine industry and 7,000 hours of teaching. Master of Wine and key leader of WSET, David Wrigley, will join her.
This three-day course will introduce the valuable Systematic Approach to Tasting ® (SAT) and focuses on the main categories of wines with an emphasis on production methods, styles, and the local and global wine markets. The course also has a spirits session at the end that covers the main styles of spirits, their styles, and their production methods. The course consists of 13 classroom hours and a one-hour examination of 50 multiple choice questions on August 8. There is a guided tasting of more than 40 wines within the classroom time.
This course and an exam are being offered to TEXSOM participants at a special price of $595 plus shipping. (Note that this still represents a significant discount from the regular price of $750 of the WSET Level 2 Course.)
August 8-11, TEXSOM in Dallas, Texas:
This leads into the TEXSOM industry conference (August 8-11), which marks the second year of WSET’s sponsorship. Antony Moss, MW and Director of WSET, will sit on two panels including Beverage Certification: A Discussion and Comparison (August 9, 9:15-11:30 a.m.) and BevLab: Ideas and Issues in the Modern Beverage Industry (August 10, 3:30-4:45 p.m.). Moss will also co-present a seminar called Sake’s Secondary Styles with Toshio Ueno, which serves as a preview of the WSET Level 3 Award in Sake online classes that are September 14-17.
Fall 2015, Texas Tech:
This fall WSET Approved Program courses will become available at Texas Tech, which is an exciting and long-awaited addition of an additional WSET Approved Program Provider facility in Texas.