Bacchus School Of Wine

Bacchus Wine Tasting proudly presents… The Bacchus School of Wine; an Approved Programme Provider for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). 

The WSET is the global leader in wine education; providing Ofqual regulated qualifications globally.

Currently, The Bacchus School of Wine offers both Levels 1 and 2 in Wines which are perfect starting points for both enthusiasts and professionals who wish to embark on a journey of wine exploration and discovery.

Find out more about upcoming courses, venues and prices below. 


Your Course Options
Level 1 in Wines

Level 1 in Wines, as you might imagine, is the ideal place to start your wine obsession. It’s perfect for those who enjoy their wine but, also, want to get to grips with some theory behind viticulture, winemaking, key grape varieties and wine styles, as well as food and wine pairing principles!

During Level 1, you will taste 9 wines which will showcase the world’s most significant grape varieties and broad wine styles.

Duration: At Bacchus School of Wine, we run our Level 1 course over 2 half-days, across two consecutive Sundays between 1pm-4pm (totalling a minimum of 6 teaching hours). You will receive a course textbook to accompany your studies.

To round off the final half-day, you will enjoy a food and wine pairing masterclass before sitting your short multiple choice exam. On successful completion, you will receive your WSET qualification certificate and pin badge.

What’s included:

  • 9 wines to taste
  • Level 1 WSET textbook in Wines
  • Food and wine pairing masterclass 
  • Exam (including WSET certificate and pin badge upon successful completion)

You can view and download the Course Specification for the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines right here



Your Study Dates

Level 1 courses run over two half days, on consecutive Sunday afternoons between 1-4pm. Our next Level 1 blocks are listed below:

1. 14th & 21st April 2024 (1:00 – 4:00 PM)@ our Liverpool School in MerseyMade, city centre.

2. 7th & 14th July 2024 (1:00 – 4:00 PM) @ our Liverpool School in MerseyMade, city centre.


Level 2 in Wines

Level 2 in Wines is a significant step up from Level 1. The course is centred around grape varieties and you will learn about the varying wine styles that can be produced from them, along with the most significant regions around the world they are associated with. This course is designed for keen wine enthusiasts and those beginning a career in the wine trade. 

At the end of the final day for Level 2, you will sit a multiple-choice closed-book exam, lasting 60 minutes.

Duration: Level 2 runs over 3 full days on consecutive Sundays between 10:30am-5pm (with a minimum of 18 teaching hours). For successful completion of this course, we recommend an additional 12 hours home study for Level 2 using the materials provided.

What’s included:

  • 40+ wines to taste
  • Level 2 WSET textbook in Wines
  • Level 2 WSET Workbook
  • SAT Tasting Card
  • Exam (including WSET certificate and pin badge upon successful completion)

You can view and download the Course Specification for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines right here




Your Study Dates

Level 2 courses run over three full days, on Sundays, between 10:30-5pm. Our next Level 2 block is listed below:

1. 24th March, 7th April and 5th May ( 10:30 – 5:00 pm)  @ our Liverpool School in MerseyMade, city centre.

Location - Liverpool: City Centre

98 Paradise Street, Liverpool L1 3HJ

Rail: 5 minutes walk from Liverpool Central Station

By car: Q-Park/John Lewis Multi-story Car Park (Sat Nav: 17 Liver Street, Liverpool L1 8LJ)

As central as it comes! Our home at MerseyMade, not only offers us a prime location (just a stone’s throw from John Lewis and the L1 Complex) but also, the most beautiful surroundings and friendliest of staff you can ever hope to meet. MerseyMade is a super fun Liverpool Independent and we’re thrilled to run our Wine School form here.

Your classroom is set in the glorious surroundings of MerseyMade. The location offers; city centre convenience, whilst the setting and the team, in this unique Liverpool independent, will ensure you have a fabulous experience from start to finish.

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