FINE VINTAGE LEVEL 1 IN SPIRITS

A two-day course designed for those studying spirits for the first time

Discover the amazing world of spirits at our 2-day course, the Fine Vintage Level 1 in Spirits.

Taste 28 benchmark spirits worth nearly $2,000. Yes, we are serious about our spirits at Fine Vintage. You will learn about the various styles of whisky, brandy, gin, vodka, Tequila, rum, anise-based spirits, and liqueurs. By the end of the course, you will know how to taste and describe spirits like a pro, and have a clear understanding of how these key spirits are crafted.

For enthusiasts, this course will give you the skills to discuss and purchase spirits with confidence. You’ll reach for new styles and regions that you previously overlooked. As an added bonus, we offer you an arsenal of fun cocktail recipes to draw from. For trade professionals, it’s an important certification to bolster your resume and take your career to the next level.

Don't forget: when you register for an in-person course, you receive a FREE Fine Vintage online course (value of $99-299 depending on the course) plus FREE access to our extensive video library.

COURSE OVERVIEW

At the end of this two-day course you will be able to:

  • Understand how different distillation methods impact the spirit
  • Taste and access a spirit properly
  • Understand how wood impacts the final flavour used in the ageing process
  • Be familiar with the production and ageing laws within each spirit category
  • Be comfortable with the regional and style differences of each spirit category

PAYMENTS

TERMS: Full payment is charged at the time of registration. Your payment is non-refundable but you can transfer it once to another person or to a future course of the same type, if you contact us 14 days or more before the start date. In the rare event Fine Vintage has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund.

TASTINGS & INSTRUCTION

You will taste 28 benchmark spirits from top distilleries around the world. These are some of the best examples of each style and region. The spirits for this course alone are worth nearly $2,000.

CERTIFICATION

At the end of the 2nd day, there is a 50 question closed-book multiple-choice exam. Upon successful completion you will receive a beautiful Fine Vintage certificate. This is highly regarded by employers.

COURSE FORMAT

2 FULL DAYS | from 9.30 am until 5.00 pm with a one hour break for lunch


Identify Key Spirits, Styles, and Regions


Taste 28 Benchmark Spirits Valued at $2,000


Improve Your Tasting Ability

FOR DATES, PRICES AND TO REGISTER

TERMS: Full payment is charged at the time of registration. Your payment is non-refundable but you can transfer it once to another person or to a future course of the same type, if you contact us 14 days or more before the start date. In the rare event Fine Vintage has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund.

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WHO TAKES THIS COURSE?

We welcome both enthusiasts and the trade. This is an introductory course and we presume no prior knowledge. No prerequisites are required. It’s a fun weekend for those looking to learn more about their passion. It’s an important certification for those looking to further their career in the spirits industry.

COURSE PREPARATION

As soon as you register we email you a PDF study guide that is over 50 pages. It’s fascinating, and you can read it prior to the course. Hard copies are given out at the course.

TASTING GLASSES

If you have taken a course with us before then please bring your Fine Vintage tasting glasses with you.

If you do not have our set of 6 tasting glasses you will need to purchase them at registration for $45. These are then yours to keep forever.

LOCATIONS, DATES & PRICES

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TERMS: Full payment is charged at the time of registration. Your payment is non-refundable but you can transfer it once to another person or to a future course of the same type, if you contact us 14 days or more before the start date. In the rare event Fine Vintage has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund.

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ONLINE COURSES

Can’t make it to one of our courses?  Don’t let time or distance stand in your way.  Do it Online!

We have a variety of fantastic online wine certification courses that you can take from the comfort of your home or office.

Register today for a WSET wine course from the Fine Vintage wine school and get the best wine education available in North America.

FOR DATES, PRICES AND TO REGISTER

TERMS: Full payment is charged at the time of registration. Your payment is non-refundable but you can transfer it once to another person or to a future course of the same type, if you contact us 14 days or more before the start date. In the rare event Fine Vintage has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund.