First Resident Accredited WSET Wine Education Program Launches in Paso Robles
Prestigious wine education course to offer onsite certification to Paso area wine industry professionals and wine aficionados; ‘WSET Level One Award in Wine’ course, held August 27th/28th, first in series of WSET courses to be offered by The Wine House at Broken Earth Winery.
The Wine House today announced the launch of the first and only fully-approved (APP) resident Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) program in Paso Robles, which will begin offering internationally recognized courses (and certifications) for beginners, connoisseurs, and service professionals in August at Broken Earth Winery. The WSET is considered to be among the most prestigious wine industry qualifications in the world.
“The mission of The Wine House Paso Robles WSET program is to advance the knowledge and credentials of wine professionals and oenophiles in the Paso Robles area by bringing consistent WSET training on site,” said The Wine House’s Education program head, Monica Marin, DipWSET/FWS. “There are thousands of wine professionals – and wine lovers – in the Paso Robles area, and we are pleased to make it easier for them to access this exciting opportunity to not only advance their wine education and credentials, but to also deepen their enjoyment of wine.”
The new Wine House Paso Robles WSET Satellite will offer the WSET Level 1 Awards in Wines in 2017, with WSET Level 2 and 3 Award courses planned for 2019. The courses are a jump start into the world of wine education and a must for professionals committed to excellence in the wine and service industries.
The WSET Level 1 Introduction to Wine, which will be offered August 27th and 28th from 6 – 9:30 pm at Broken Earth Winery (5625 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles, CA 93446), is a six-hour course that establishes a strong wine education basis, culminating with an exam for certification. The WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits dives deep into a broader world of wine through blind tasting, winemaking, growing, and a wide range of appellations, while the Level 3 Award in Wine and Spirits covers the major wine regions of the world in greater depth and includes more detailed study of viticulture and vinification.
The Wine House is launching the Paso Robles Wine Education program in association with Melanie Webber, DipWSET/FWS, and Broken Earth Winery, which will be dedicating classroom space in its soon-to-open 30,000 square foot new facility to the program. The state-of-the-art facility is designed with an educational focus.
Initial courses in Paso Robles will be taught by Marin, who is a Masters of Wine candidate with the Institutes of Masters of Wine, a certified educator of the WSET program, an accredited Bordeaux educator (CIVB Ecole du Vin), French Wine Scholar Instructor, Sherry Educator (Consejo Regulador Vinos de Jerez) and qualified in the Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil (UC Davis). Monica has taught, and helped certify, hundreds of wine students across all levels of the WSET, as well as other wine education programs, across the US and the world.
To sign up for the WSET Level One Award course August 27th/28th, click here
About WSET and The Wine House Wine Education Program
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications and over 72,000 students in over 73 countries.
The WSET works through a network of Approved Program Providers around the world, The Wine House is one of those. The Wine House is rigorously checked to ensure that the highest standards of teaching required to enable students to pass their WSET qualifications are delivered. The WSET courses offer the most complete learning opportunity – from basic level to very advanced –available anywhere in the U.S.
The Wine House is the first and only approved provider of the WSET curriculum in Los Angeles county since 2005, with satellites in Santa Barbara and now Paso Robles. Thousands of students have benefitted from The Wine House’s WSET program since inception in 2005, with hundreds of wine professionals achieving certification on all levels of the rigorous WSET programs, including WSET Level 4 Diploma. Instructors for The Wine House WSET program include MWs and DipWSETs, and course curriculum is reinforced with instruction from industry professionals and specialists who have hands on experience from all aspects of the wine industry from winemakers to distributors to winery owners.
About Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth, as a brand, was born from the heritage of the vineyard property, originally named “Rancho Tierra Rejada” or land of worked or farmed earth. Farmers for generations have cultivated, ‘broken’ the soil in this region with care and respect. Our sustainable viticulture practices are a continuation of the visionary Herman Schwartz, who planted the vineyard back in 1973.
The Winery will be expanding it’s Direct-to-consumer focus, by renovating a 30,000 square foot facility near Tin City on Ramada drive. The state of the art space will include innovate concepts promoting existing brands and the private label portfolio.
For further details, please visit http://www.brokenearthwinery.com.