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Lauren Betts
 
November 15, 2013 | Lauren Betts

Learning about wine at WSET level 1 Course

Meteor Vineyard is my first job in the wine industry.  After moving to Napa from Cleveland, Ohio a couple of years ago I quickly realized that I wanted to be into the wine industry.

 

In an effort to increase my level of wine knowledge (I love to drink wine however, my knowledge of the process was minimal at best) I signed up for the WSET level 1 course through the Napa Wine Academy.   The class was held on a Saturday in October at the beautiful St. Supery Winery. 

 

It was a small group of 7, consisting of people from all walks of life, with different jobs, and different levels of knowledge.  We all came together to expand our knowledge together with our enthusiastic instructor Catherine. 

 

The class covered basic wine knowledge from the main styles of wine, characteristics of grape varieties, how to taste and serve wines (and many things in between!)

 

We were able to learn about wine varieties and different wine growing regions while trying wines from different areas of the world. We were able to work on understanding the art that is food pairings and discuss amongst the group.  The class was hands on, fun, interesting and exciting. 

 

Not only did I emerge with a better knowledge and understanding of wine, I learned even more from discussions with the instructor and my peers.  The experience was amazing, something I would sign up for again; who knows, maybe level 2 is in my future!

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