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Exclusive Offer: WSET Course Level 2 for €299 at Dublin Bar Academy


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Dublin Bar Academy is a training facility founded by proven industry leaders, who have a passion for spreading the word about anything made from grape, grain or bean.


The Dublin Bar Academy was set up in 2012 by Richard Linden and Ronan Rogerson to give young and aspiring bartenders the training they need to step behind any bar in the world with confidence. Having worked in the industry for a combined 30 years, they realised that there was a genuine demand for higher standards in training and education.


Read TheTaste interview with Richard Linden here.


Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) courses are the gold standard in wine education, recognised globally in the restaurant and bar industry. As the only facility of its kind delivering in-house WSET training, Dublin Bar Academy has enlisted leading industry professionals to provide an exceptional course in relaxed surroundings in the heart of Dublin.


We are very proud to be partnering with the team at Dublin Bar Academy, and are delighted to offer TheTaste readers an exclusive offer: a place on The Dublin Bar Academy WSET Level 2 Course for €299, usually priced at €399.





ANke hartmanSommelier and WSET educator Anke fell in love with wines during her time working as a chef in Germany and moved from there to a career as a Sommelier. She has worked in some of the finest Michelin stared establishments in Switzerland, England, Germany and Ireland, including the Cliff House in Ardmore. For more then 12 years, Anke has been working as a Sommelier and holds the WSET Diploma Level 4 Qualification.









With the Level 2 WSET qualification, you will be able to confidently make informed recommendations to customers and friends when selecting wines and spirits to their taste, quality and price requirements. You will also be able to provide guidance on storage and service of wines and spirits.


Qualification: Qualification is based on passing a paper of 50 multiple-choice questions. This qualification is accredited at Level 4 in the National Framework Qualification of Ireland. Please note – you do NOT need to complete WSET Level 1 before attending this course


Duration: 2 Days




16th, 23rd, 30th Jan, 5th, 7th February 2018


27th Feb, 6th, 13th, 20th, 22nd March 2018


Time: These dates are evening sessions from 6.00pm until 10:00pm



Gain detailed knowledge of the characteristics of the principle grape varieties, spirits categories, wine and spirit styles
Their methods of production
Be able to successfully interpret the labels of the major wines and spirits
Understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation


Core Unit Unit 1:
Wines and Spirits of the World
1.1 Factors influencing style
1.2 Grape varieties
1.3 Key wine-producing regions of the world
1.4 Sparkling wines
1.5 Sweet wines and fortified wines
1.6 Spirits and liqueurs
1.7 Information and advice for customers and staff
1.8 Describing the characteristics of the principal wines of the world







– You must book by email and mention you have purchased TheTaste offer
– You must be over 18 to purchase
– This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion
– Level 2 Offer available on selected selected dates in February & March 2018. These dates are evening sessions from 6.00pm – 10pm
– No refunds without seven days notice of chosen dates


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