Hope you are all doing well?! Last Monday I have passed my WEST (Intermediate Certificate in Wines and Spirits Qualification; Level 2) examination. Whoever is interested in undergoing extra-curricular activities – there is a great batch of opportunities at LRG-UAS. As I probably mentioned to you before, I am a guy who really enjoys having a nice bottle of wine and accompanying it with some good food. In general, the matching and the harmony between different F&B aspects interests me a lot.
I therefore have chosen to participate in the Wine Club offered by Mr. Catéchis (Lecturer in Glion), which takes place on a weekly basis over the entire semester. The WSET wine club originates from the UK and is a certified Sommelier course, which is recognized in over 47 countries around the world (and available in over 13 languages). It is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your knowledge if you are interested in this subject, like me.
Should you successfully pass the WSET course (and its exam) you can move on to participate in the higher levels, e.g. the Wine and Spirits Education Trust’s Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits Qualification. When positively passing the WSET Level 3 examination, you will be eligible to use an internationally patented logo on your business cards.
If you know that you want to primarily work in the F&B industry – it can give you an advantage for your future career.