Wine Academy Bernard Massard

By Wine Academy Bernard Massard



Bernard-Massard is Luxembourg’s largest privately-owned winery, established in 1921 in Grevenmacher on the banks of the Moselle River. In addition to producing more than 4 million bottles a year of sparkling and still wines, Bernard-Massard offers an extensive selection of international wines and spirits from our retail shop and e-shop.
In 2023, Bernard-Massard Wine Academy was launched to provide enriching experiences for wine enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals. From 90-minute Masterclasses to globally recognized Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses, Bernard-Massard explores a diverse range of wines from our international wine library, guided by certified educators in our historic cellars.
Whether you're keen to test your blind tasting skills or enhance your knowledge of specific grape varieties and wine regions, our numerous Masterclasses offer something for everyone. Immerse yourself in an experience where each session provides an opportunity to discover unique themes in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
For those seeking a structured understanding of wine tasting and theory, we offer three certification courses in Wines, available in both English and French:

- WSET Level 1

- WSET Level 2

- WSET Level 3

These courses include an exam, and an internationally recognized certificate is provided upon successful completion.

WSET Level 1 (7 hours) provides an immersive day of learning with the tasting of 12+ wines, providing an overview of grape growing, winemaking, major grape varieties and wine styles, food and wine pairings, as well as wine storage and service. Level 1 is examined by a 45-minute exam with 30 multiple choice questions (closed book), a grade of 70% is required to pass.

WSET Level 2 (17 hours) – also suitable for beginners – takes place over 17 hours in a range of formats (4 afternoons or 3 full days). The class includes a tasting of 45 wines in accordance with the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT). Explore the world's 30 major grape varieties, the regions where they are cultivated, and the wine styles they produce. Through a blend of tasting and theory, delve into factors influencing style and quality, and learn to confidently describe wines from around the world. Level 2 is examined by a 60-minute exam with 50 multiple choice questions (closed book), a grade of 55% is required to pass.

WSET Level 3 (33 hours) – an advanced level course for serious wine enthusiasts and professionals. Over 6 days students build on Level 2 knowledge to understand the ‘why’ and ‘how’ wines are made and taste the way they do. Through tutored tastings of over 75 wines in accordance with the Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT), students learn how to assess style, structure and quality with confidence. Level 3 is examined by a blind tasting of two wines over 30 minutes, and a 2-hour theory paper with multiple choice and essay questions. Students must achieve 55% on each paper (tasting and theory) to achieve the Level 3 Award in Wines.
Psst: Our courses and Masterclasses make for a perfect and original wine-themed gift!
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Location: Caves Bernard-Massard 22 route du vin – Grevenmacher

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