Wine Education

India’s foremost wine-centric institution, The Sonal Holland Wine Academy has distinguished itself as a world-class educator in India’s beverage universe.

Founded in 2009, Sonal Holland Wine Academy is a licensed collaborator with Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) headquartered in London, offering the most sought after wine qualifications across India.

Sonal and her teams’ unrivalled knowledge and compelling educational style is tailored to suit individuals, hospitality & airline companies, wine industry and F&B professionals and connoisseurs, creating a distinguished pool of professionals.

WSET Level

1

Award in Wines
Who should join the course:
This beginner level course is an introduction to wine and is suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing wine as a hobby.What you’ll learn:

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Delivery and assessment:
Six guided learning hours and a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

Course Fees: INR 10,000 + 18% GST = INR 11,800.

This includes WSET® recommended Student Study Guide, examination fee, all samples of wines utilized during the course, food samples, and tea/coffee + lunch served during the course.

Upcoming Course Date: TBA

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Certification:
All examination papers are developed and evaluated by and at WSET® Global. The candidate will receive a passing certificate from WSET® Global only on successful completion of the course.

Cancellation policy:
In order to cancel your booking, write to us at sonal@sonalholland.com along with a cancellation and refund request at least 15 working days prior to the course’s starting date.
A cancellation charge of INR 7,000 plus taxes for Level 1 will be deducted and the remaining fee will be refunded.
In case the request is made less than 15 working days before the course date, the fee will not be refunded. In case of cancellation of the course by Sonal Holland Wine Academy, the full fee will be refunded.
Note: Applicant must be above the legal drinking age in their city.

WSET Level

2

Award in Wines and Spirits
Who should join the course:
An intermediate level qualification to explore wines and spirits for industry professionals or wine and spirit enthusiasts.What you’ll learn:

  • How wine is made
  • What factors influence wine style
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing principles
  • The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Delivery and assessment:
A minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 16 hours of classroom or online delivery time followed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.

Course Fees: INR 30,000 + 18% GST = INR 35,400.

This includes WSET® recommended Student Study Guide, WSET’s ‘Looking behind the label’ book Systematic Approach to Tasting Sheets, examination fee, all samples of wines and spirits utilized during the course, meals, and tea/coffee served during three days of the course.

Upcoming Course Date: TBA

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Certification:
All examination papers are developed and evaluated by and at WSET® Global. The candidate will receive a passing certificate and a lapel pin from WSET® Global only on successful completion of the course.

Cancellation policy:
In order to cancel your booking, write to us at sonal@sonalholland.com along with a cancellation and refund request at least 15 working days prior to the course’s starting date.
A cancellation charge of INR 24,000 for Level 2 will be deducted and the remaining fee will be refunded.
In case the request is made less than 15 working days before the course date , the fee will not be refunded. In case of cancellation of the course by Sonal Holland Wine Academy, the full fee will be refunded.
Note: Applicant must be above the legal drinking age in their city.

WSET Level

3

Award in Wines
Who should join the course:
An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and wine enthusiasts.What you’ll learn:

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal
    • still wines of the world
    • sparkling wines of the world
    • fortified wines of the world
  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Delivery and assessment:
84 hours of study time, including 30 hours of classroom or online delivery time. It is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a short-written answer paper and a blind tasting of two wines.

Course Fees: INR 80,000 + 18% GST = INR 94,400.

This includes WSET® recommended Student Study Guide, WSET’s book, Systematic Approach to Tasting Sheets, examination fee, all samples of wines and spirits utilized during the course, food samples, and tea/coffee + lunch served during the course days.

Upcoming Course Date: TBA

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Certification:
All examination papers are developed and evaluated by and at WSET® Global. The candidate will receive a passing certificate and a lapel pin from WSET® Global only on successful completion of the course.

Cancellation policy:
In order to cancel your booking, write to us at sonal@sonalholland.com along with a cancellation and refund request at least 15 working days prior to the course’s starting date.
A cancellation charge of INR 70,000 for Level 3 will be deducted, and the remaining fee will be refunded.
In case the request is made less than 15 working days before the course date, the fee will not be refunded. In case of cancellation of the course by Sonal Holland Wine Academy, the full fee will be refunded.
Note: Applicant must be above the legal drinking age in their city.

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