(TIM WACE, QUINTESSENTIALLY GROUP)
How does it work?
Extreme Wine is designed to be more than a typical wine course. Join a small and exclusive group of international wine lovers for five days of total immersion: lectures and workshops, tastings of exceptional wines, hands-on activities in the winery and vineyard, and wonderful wine games.
Why does the Chêne Bleu Extreme Wine Experience base its curriculum on the WSET?
The Extreme Wine course provides a systematic framework for tasting and evaluating wine. It is designed around the prestigious Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Intermediate Award because the curriculum is well-balanced and touches on most essential topics of wine knowledge.
What is the WSET?
It stands for The Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is the foremost internationally recognized body in the field of wines and spirits education. It provides consistent levels of wine knowledge everywhere.
Is there more than one level of certification?
The Wine & Sprit Education Trust offers 3 levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. The Intermediate level includes the Basic information but goes beyond, so it is not necessary to have previously earned the Basic certification.
What is the WSET Intermediate Award in Wines and Spirits?
It is an official certificate recognized globally. It presents a condensed but thorough overview of all the major grape varieties and wine-growing regions of the world (spirits and beer are also covered briefly), and culminates in a 50-question multiple-choice examination.
Do I need to prepare for the course?
We recommend a minimum study of 14 hours prior to commencing the course: you receive the book in advance so you can review the materials at your leisure.
What is the Chêne Bleu Extreme Wine Certificate for Applied Knowledge (CBEW)?
The CBEW is a proprietary certification designed to complement the systematic theoretical framework of the WSET. Specially devised elements have been added to bridge the gap between the essential knowledge of the WSET, and the practical experience of enjoying wine. We do this by combining hands-on learning in viticulture, winemaking, and wine-tasting with the pleasurable, sophisticated setting of a high-end boutique winery.
Who teaches your wine courses?
Extreme Wine is led by some of the most respected, accomplished and beloved instructors in the wine trade, such as Clive Barlow and Nick Dumergue, who between them have many decades of experience.