The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), a diploma distributed in more than 70 countries, is today the international reference for discovering and specializing in the world of wine. The programs are intended for all those who wish to perfect their knowledge in this field, both novices and professionals.
WSET training courses are eligible for the Personal Training Account (CPF) depending on the branch in which you work. They are also registered in the certification inventory of the National Commission for Professional Certification (CNCP).
The International Academy of Wines in Alsace is part of one of the only French centres to be a WSET approved programme provider.
At AIVA, you have the opportunity to pass the following levels:
Diego Bonnel, appointed Professor WSET of AIVA, forms at these different levels.
Traveling the world for more than 20 years in search of discovery and knowledge in wine, Diego will make your training dynamic and rewarding.
A diploma course on the fundamental practices of tasting and knowledge in wine: tasting method, wine service, comments, main grape varieties, terroirs, production techniques...
A diploma course on the tasting of all the wine styles and the factors influencing their quality: grape varieties, terroirs, know-how, the food and wine pairings and the main wine regions of France and the world...
A diploma course on advanced tasting techniques: the subtleties of the grape varieties of different regions, the different factors that influence the quality of wines, the different wine-growing regions in the world...
"The WSET Level 2 has allowed me to specialize in wine, in France and around the world. The courses with Diego are really quality! We were able to taste and analyze wines from all over the world. This diploma confirms my idea to pass the WSET level 3 soon. "
"Interesting, instructive, on hold with my expectations, all delivered by a top trainer, I highly recommend! "
"Very rich, intense training, which allows you to become familiar with the wine!
Diego's a great teacher. Next stop, WSET 2!"
"I really liked this internationally recognized training. So it was only logical that after passing WSET Level 2 I moved on to Level 3. We analysed French wines, but also a lot of foreign wines. Diego Bonnel is an educator and helps everyone progress at his own pace. After working in a cellar, then as a salesman, I can say that WSET 2 and 3 really allow you to become more professional. "
"A very dense formation, which deals with many, very varied wines. I really liked this training which completes my training in Alsace wines. Very good performance by Diego. Very professional. "
" Very well conducted training session by instructor "El Prof" Diego. For a person like me who came for pleasure and in order to increase my knowledge, the comfortableness, the pleasant and friendly atmosphere contributed to the success.
Very good distribution between basic techniques and a more general vision. "
" Very interesting training, a nice range of wines was proposed.
I learned a lot about the typical varietals and the tasting techniques. "