Team members awarded WSET’s Level 2 Award in Wines

We are delighted that, as part of ongoing training, ten members of our team have now been awarded their WSET Level 2 Award In Wines.

The prestigious qualification involved a three week intensive course, with 18 hours of on-site learning and 11 hours of off-site learning, and was run in association with Hattersley Wines. It culminated with an hour long exam to test the knowledge of all involved to the limits.

It was a proud moment when (despite initial nerves!), we received the news that every member of staff passed their exams to gain the qualification.

The team at Longbow are always looking to improve their skills in order to be able to give our customers the best possible experience and knowledge when visiting our venues.

Here’s a breakdown on what the team learned – and therefore topics you can quiz them on!…

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:
    • Chardonnay
    • Pinot Grigio/Gris
    • Sauvignon Blanc
    • Riesling
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Pinot Noir
    • Syrah/Shiraz
  • The style and quality of wines:
    • made from 22 regionally important grape varieties
    • produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world
  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:
    • Sparkling wines
    • Fortified wines
  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
  • Principles of food and wine pairing

A huge thank you to WSET and Hattersley Wines for their fantastic delivery of the course – both come highly recommended!


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