One Foot In The Grapes

Wine Education & Events

Welcome to One Foot In The Grapes, run by wine journalist Jane Clare, offering online wine events and education – and real-life ones when we’re back to normal!  

Here you’ll find updates of events and Wine & Spirit Education Trust study programmes. Discover how to gain a qualification in wine or simply how to contact One Foot in the Grapes to plan your own personalised wine event.

Jane’s stories about wine and drinks publish in over 30 UK regional newspapers every week. You can find some here on the blog. 

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WSET study with One Foot in The Grapes

If you’re here to find out how to gain a qualification in wine, then welcome. 

Jane, founder and director of One Foot In The Grapes, offers wine lovers the chance to formally increase their wine know-how via WSET courses. 

The qualifications are designed for people who are starting out in their careers or for wine enthusiasts who would like some formal wine knowledge.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the global leader in wine education. It offers courses all over the world run by local education centres such as One Foot in the Grapes.

There’s a selection of courses available online via One Foot in the Grapes.

Classroom courses will resume in Liverpool, Chester, Southport and north Wales when Covid restrictions lift. Online options will continue.

To find out more, contact us or read on! 

One Foot in the Grapes offers people the opportunity to study towards: 

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

This is a beginner level introduction to wine. If you’re an enthusiast or you want a career in wine or the hospitality industry, then this award is a great start.

You don’t need to know anything about wine to start your wine journey with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. This course delivers the perfect introduction.

You’ll discover the main types and styles of wine and some simple guidance on food and wine pairings. You’ll also learn the basic skills of describing wines accurately which will help you understand the wines you enjoy.

This award is a good platform if you’re an enthusiast or you want to study further.

Check out the latest list of wine course dates here

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is perfect for beginners who want to develop their interest in wine. 

You don’t need the Level 1 qualification to study Level 2, but that additional grounding is always useful.

The Level 2 course will expand your knowledge of the main grape varieties of the world, the regions they grow, and the wine style they create.

You’ll explore the factors which make a difference to the style and quality of wines, and you’ll learn how to describe them.

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines will develop both your tasting skills and theory.

Check out the latest list of wine course dates here

Local wine events with One Foot in The Grapes

Enjoying wine is all about being sociable. That’s why One Foot in the Grapes runs regular events, welcoming you and your friends and family to turn up, have fun, and try new wines in a room full of laughs (and usually a glass of bubbles or two)!

We’ll help you discover wines in an informal way with the people you care about.

We’re currently not running any in-person events under the present Covid regulations.  

Head to our events page to discover about the types of events Jane runs when the world is functioning normally. Look out for details and sign-up options for online tastings to keep us all happy throughout Lockdown.

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