WSET Education

At Casa de Vinos we partner with WSET and teacher Adam Chapman to provide Level 1, 2 & 3 WSET courses in Spirits. 

Upcoming courses: 

WSET Level 2 in Spirits Monday 5th of August - Wednesday 7th of August

Level 2 Details

WSET Level 3 in Spirits Monday 9th of September - Saturday14th of September

Level 3 Details

WSET Level 1 in Spirits

This is an introductory course for students to gain confidence in spirits, whether you are working in a resort, bottle shop or a restaurant. This will create good posture and lift your overall profile in service, spirits knowledge and result in higher customer satisfaction.

This is a great start to the WSET world of spirit education. This course is designed to give the student confidence in basic spirit knowledge, spirit consumption and in the following areas:

  • What are the main types and styles of spirits?
  • Name common spirit styles and their characteristics
  • What is best practice in storage and serving spirits?
  • What are the principles of food and spirit pairing?
  • Taste and learn to differentiate 7 or 8 different spirits from around the world
  • Learn how to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirit® (SAT)


WSET Level 2 in Spirits

The Level 2 Award in Spirits is designed for the student who has graduated from Level 1 in Spirits or been involved in the spirit and hospitality industry for a few years. Level 2 is a great course for students wanting to know more about what is behind the labels of spirit both in Australia and around the world.

  • How are spirits made?
  • What factors influence spirits’ styles?
  • The key spirits and liqueurs from around the world and their characteristics
  • The important spirit-producing regions of the world in which these raw materials are grown
  • How are rum, gin, vodka, whisky and others produced?
  • What does label terminology mean?
  • What are food and spirit pairing principles?
  • What are the principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how are they made?
  • Learn how to describe spirits using the WSET SAT in spirits
  • WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)


WSET Level 3 in Spirits

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course and exam to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing Unit 1. Requirements may vary by course provider.



About Adam Chapman

Adam Chapman has been active in the wine and spirit industry for 35 years, mostly as a winemaker for wineries in France (Burgundy,  Ardeche & Pomerol) and Australia (Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley, South Burnett Valley and the Granite Belt). He has held leadership roles for numerous wineries, notably 2 large Queensland wineries where he developed projects between $2 and $30 million operation from green field start-up sites.

This is where his skills and attention to detail have created demonstrable success, not only in winemaking, blending and tasting, but also in winery design, process flow streamlining, eco installations, waste management and plant installation, and environmental building design including co-generation and tri-generation.

For the last eight years his focus has been on wine and spirit education, teaching the WSET wine and spirit courses from Level 1 to Level 3 in wines and Level 1 and 3 in spirits. Adam is currently the only WSET educator in Australia that can teach Level 3 in Wines and Level 3 in Spirits.