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Introductory Wine Appreciation Course

Do you want to learn how to taste and evaluate wine? And have some fun whilst sniffing and sampling some of Western Australia’s best wines?
Join us on this introductory course and learn:
  • Taste six premium Western Australian white and red wines
  • Essentials of wine evaluation
  • How wine is made

Call 0437 153-213  or email Charlotte

Build confidence in the world of wine with us.

Custom Staff Training

Discover the main wine varietals and learn about the world’s wine growing regions in an informal and educational setting. Let Charlotte tailor a course to assist staff in tasting and evaluating wines, expertly recommending a wine, and understanding the winemaking process. 

Whether it’s identifying the different characteristics between Old World and New World wine, understanding alternative varietals or simply expanding your general wine knowledge, we can customise a training course for you.
  • Taste six premium Western Australian white and red wines
  • Essentials of wine evaluation
  • How wine is made

Call 0437 153-213  or email Charlotte

Build confidence in the world of wine with us.

Wine Spirit Education Trust

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) provides high-quality education in wines and spirits to more than 43,000 people every year around the globe. It was established in London in 1969 and currently offers its prestigious wine courses in over 55 countries and 16 languages. The WSET® has become the foremost international organization in the field of wines and spirits education, and offers a suite of sought after qualifications that are considered to be the gold standard in wine education.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.
For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll 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. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
  • 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)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

WSET's Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.
This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.
  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:
  • The style and quality of wines:
    • made from 22 regionally important grape varieties
    • produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world
  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:
    • Sparkling wines
    • Fortified wines
  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
  • Principles of food and wine pairing

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.
For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
  • 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
  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)


About Charlotte Newton

Having lived and worked as a Winemaker and Wine Educator in Margaret River for the past 16 years, Charlotte Newton is highly poised to guide you through all stages of wine evaluation. Whether you are a budding wine enthusiast, sommelier or winemaker, Charlotte will help you taste your way around the world’s leading wine regions through a series of sensory evaluation courses at the Charlotte Newton Wine School.
Charlotte’s vast knowledge of this world-class wine region and practical approach to understanding wine, have been key to her success as a Wine Educator. Let her give you the confidence to sip, swirl and understand the unique nuances of each wine variety and its provenance.
It was whilst she was living in New Zealand in the 1990s that 

Charlotte developed a fascination for wine and wanted to unearth the stories within each bottle. After completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln University, Charlotte moved to Australia where she completed vintages in the Hunter, Barossa and Yarra Valleys with prestigious wineries such as St Hallett and Coldstream Hills. 

European wines have long held a fascination for Charlotte, who seized the opportunity to work as a winemaker in France’s renowned Languedoc and Chablis regions. This is where her interest in Chardonnay deepened. Once the seed was sown, Charlotte moved to Margaret River to finesse her knowledge of Chardonnay at Devil’s Lair winery.


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