WSET Certification Classes
On a Mission to Help You
Find Your Wine Palate
Melanie Webber directs and teaches in the WSET program at MWWine School. She has been teaching WSET Level One, Two and Three Award in Wines for the past four years in California, helping hundreds of wine industry professionals achieve their certification, including winery owners, winemakers, chefs, tasting room managers and personnel, as well as those shifting their career paths into wine. She earned the Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and is a WSET Certified Educator. She also holds the French Wine Scholar with Honors and Spanish Wine Scholar with Highest Honors from the Wine Scholar Guild.
UPCOMING WSET CLASSES & OTHER TRAININGS
WSET classes are offered through the
MWWine School WSET APP in Asheville, North Carolina in partnership with the Asheville School of Wine/Metro Wines
WSET Level One Award in Wines
Perfect for Tasting Room and Restaurant Service Professionals, and Wine Enthusiasts
Coming to Asheville Tuesday, January 31st: Course & Exam - 9:30am – 5:00pm.
Course price: $350
Register for the course here.
A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings, as well as wine service and etiquette
The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a suggested prerequisite for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course. The WSET L1 Award is a 6-hour course and includes an exam with 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes, printed study guide, tasting of 10 wines, food pairing exercises, and exam fee. Successful candidates receive a certificate and lapel pin for the internationally-recognized WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. Link to course specification. See class policies here. Register here.
WSET Level Two Award in Wines
A Deeper Dive into Wine Styles and Regions, Winemaking and Wine Tasting
Coming to Asheville
Monday/Tuesday January 23rd/24th: Part One & Two - 9:30am - 5:00pm
Monday, January 30th: Part Three & Exam - 9:30am - 5:00pm
Course price: $850
Register for the course here.
For individuals seeking a core understanding of a wide range of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties of the world and the regions in which they are grown. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence. The course includes tastings of over 30 wines.
It is intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry. The qualification is suitable wherever a good level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies. The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course is also appropriate for those not employed in the drinks industry but who want a serious education in wine and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way., Successful candidates receive a certificate and lapel pin for the internationally-recognized WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. L2 is a pre-requisite for WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Link to course specification. See class policies here. Register here.
WSET Level Three Award in Wines
An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for serious wine enthusiasts.
Coming to Asheville in 2023. Date is TBD.
For individuals seeking to delve deeply into the world of wines. Provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Open to students with WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, or who can demonstrate knowledge at an Intermediate level through the completion of equivalent education courses, or who have sufficient wine trade experience. The course covers wines of the world in – depth (35+ hours) and tastings of 70+ wines. This qualification has a minimum requirement of 84 hours of study time, including 30 hours of classroom time. Link to course specification. See class policies here.
Restaurant / Wine Bar Personnel
I am happy to come into your establishment to train your staff for a one day educational event including wine basics, service and food and wine pairing, or for an onsite one day WSET certification class for your staff (12 person minimum).
As the owner of a distillery in Asheville, I am always interested in learning more about the drinks business so I took Melanie Webber’s seminars 'Tasting Like a Pro' and 'Food and Wine Pairing' offered by the Asheville School of Wine. Not only did I learn key tasting tips, but it has helped up my food and wine pairing game – and the range of wines was fantastic. Melanie’s 'no snobs allowed' teaching makes everyone feel comfortable and her wine knowledge is impressive. Her classes are entertaining, engaging, clear and informative and I encourage Asheville food and wine professionals and wine lovers alike to take her classes.
Founder & Owner, Chemist Spirits
Melanie Webber’s wine classes at the Asheville School of Wine, “Tasting Like a Pro” and “How to Pair Food and Wine” were wonderful! Melanie is a truly engaging teacher; her passion for wine, her broad knowledge of the grapes, regions, and terroir of different types of wines, and her fun and funny approach to it all made the classes both entertaining and informative. I came away with not only a much deeper understanding of what I like and why, but also an incredible amount of information that I can use to continue to experiment fearlessly, try new things, and improve my palate. I found Melanie to be the perfect guide to take us, her lucky students, on that journey!
Co-Founder, Flatiron Writers Room