As Global Academic Partner for ProWine Mumbai 2021, we're looking forward to hosting three masterclasses during the event covering wines and spirits.
Wine and spirits trade event
India is a hugely exciting market for WSET where we have a wealth of incredible Approved Programme Providers (APPs) available to those who wish to develop their wines and spirits knowledge. We're delighted to have joined ProWine Mumbai this year as Global Academic Partner.
Having developed out of the ProWein Educational Campaign in 2018 and 2019, this year’s edition promises a fully-fledged trade show in Mumbai, offering a comprehensive programme of tastings, talks and networking opportunities.
To give you a taster of what you can gain from a WSET qualification, we will be hosting three masterclasses remotely during the event:
Levelling up: a taster of WSET’s Level 1, 2 and 3 Awards in Wines
Wednesday 17 November, 3pm (IST)
Looking to upskill yourself in wine? In this tasting session, WSET Certified Educator Alex De Cata DipWSET will explore the key differences between our globally-recognised Level 1, 2 and 3 Awards in Wines and how these qualifications can benefit you.
Through a tasting of three wines, you’ll discover how to level-up your tasting talents, wine description skills and your ability to draw useful conclusions about what’s in the glass. Most importantly, you’ll learn how these qualifications can be applied to enhance your wine confidence.
This session is aimed at those at the beginning of their wine education journey as well as those who have already taken a qualification and are considering taking the next step.
The language of spirits: what do we talk about when we talk about flavour?
Wednesday 17 November, 4pm (IST)
Every spirits professional needs a good palate. But what does that mean, exactly? The ability to discern aromas, textures, flavours, complexity, intensity and finish in a spirit are the cornerstones of our toolkit. Just as important, however, is how we communicate these concepts with each other. Words like ‘sweet’, ‘salty’, ‘fresh’, ‘dry’, ‘smooth’ and ‘smoky’ mean very different things to different people.
Join WSET's Charlie McCarthy to explore what we mean when we talk about taste and flavour, and how to elevate your tasting technique to the next level.
Worth the wait? Exploring maturity and ageing potential in wines
Thursday 18 November, 5.25pm (IST)
Join WSET Certified Educator Alex De Cata DipWSET for a tasting of three wines, as he explains how to combine a tasting note and a little wine knowledge to determine whether a wine has the potential to improve with age. You will also learn how you can apply this skill at work or when buying wine for personal enjoyment.
This session is open to anyone but is particularly aimed at those with some wine knowledge and tasting experience, ideally equivalent to the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. The speakers will be using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine.