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WiM Supporter First Growth, launches Wine School in Limassol

Back to school success at the First Growth Wine School launch in Limassol

Our latest supporting member to join the Wine in Moderation movement, the First Growth Wine School, started in limassol its WSET certification program, with its first group of eager learners attending first session on the 21st of October at the Ajax Hotel.

The first course of the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines was held by the First Growth Wine School on Monday, October 21 tutored by Yiannis Karakasis MW. The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is the first educational program of the WSET London organization and includes 7 hours of lectures, written exams and blind tasting training.

First class First growth wine class

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, is a beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. The qualification is suitable for individuals new to wine study, providing a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. Students explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings. The course covers the topics of the main types and styles of win, common wine grapes and their characteristics, how to store and serve wine and the principles of food and wine pairing.

15 Students attended the course, sommeliers, traders, retailers, restaurant owners, winemakers and wine lovers. The tutor, Yiannis Karakasis, one of the 382 Masters of Wine in the world, is very passionate about teaching and educating, ensuring high-quality education and a strong foundation of knowledge and skills.

Joined by Marianna Makrigianni and Cristoforos Cristofi, a total of 11 wines were tasted while in the food and wine pairing section the wines were tasted together with different foods to help students demonstrate food and wine interaction.

At the end of the course, all students sat the exams. The results, that are issued from the London WSET, are expected to be forthcoming.

As momentum gathers for WSET Level 2 in 2020, First Growth will celebrate a second edition of the 1st Level of Wset in December. Check schedules and participation conditions at the link below.

More information: Upcoming Courses

Credits: Photography and text provided by FG, Christoforos Christofi