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WINE COURSES & EVENTS

WELCOME

Interested in wine but don't know where to start? Let my WSET courses & tastings empower you to sip, serve, pair and simply enjoy wine with confidence!

It was my enthusiasm for wine and food that led to a career of over 18 years in the hospitality industry, during which I completed my wine qualifications with the globally accredited Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). I didn't want the journey to end there, so went on to qualify as a WSET Certified Wine Educator and founded Unicorn & The Vine in 2018, teaching WSET wine qualifications as well as continuing with private and corporate wine tasting events.

 

Having worked in hotel management, operations management and corporate events, my experience covers training and inspiring teams, creating on trend wine lists, working with head chefs on wine and food pairings and running  private wine tastings and dinners.
 

My WSET wine courses are for those who want to learn about wine for pleasure or make a career in the hospitality industry, welcoming complete beginners with L1. Wine is so much more than what's in the glass; it's about people, cultures, nature, travel... I wholeheartedly believe wine should be accessible and fun and I love to share my passion, empowering my students and clients to sip, serve, pair and simply enjoy wine with confidence!

Luisa Salussolia

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"Luisa hosted a fantastic wine and food pairing session online for our network. Members are all over the world and therefore organising such a tasting was not an easy task. Participants were well instructed how to prepare and what to expect. Luisa hosted the session with deep knowledge and great enthusiasm for her task. All participants loved the experience, had fun while learning about wine and I can wholeheartedly recommend Luisa."

 

                                                               ~ Dr. Dominique Otten-Pappas, The Otten Group

 

WHAT IS WSET?

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) are accredited wine qualifications that are globally recognised as the international standard in wine knowledge. They are designed for anyone who wants to learn about wine in a fun, concentrated, structured way or those considering a career in the wine industry. Unicorn & The Vine is an Approved Programme Provider of these WSET qualifications.

"Luisa's WSET courses are an outstanding journey into the world of wine!

Highly informative and enjoyable thanks to Luisa's expertise joined with an inclusive and energetic teaching style" Joseph Mardones, Student

 
WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WINES
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For those new to wine, this qualification provides
a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll
explore the main types and styles through sight,
smell and taste, whilst gaining the basic skills to
describe wines accurately and make food and wine
pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive
the internationally recognised WSET certificate.

WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES
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This course is a beginner to intermediate level
covering the classic grape varieties, the regions in
which they are grown and the styles of wine they
produce, supported by tasting 40 wine samples from around the world.  You'll learn how to use the WSET systematic approach to tasting to assess and describe wines with confidence.

VIRTUAL TASTINGS

Whether it's to connect friends, family, colleagues, clients or to celebrate a special occasion, enjoy these fun, interactive and educational tastings from the comfort of your home, hosted by Luisa.
 
Packages are per household, last approx 1.5hr and include delivery of three premium bottles of wine (artisan cheese pack can be added if desired!)
 
Number of households      Price per household
4                                       £90

5 -  9                                £85
10 – 30                             £75
30 plus                              £65

 

Artisan Cheese Pairing Box

This can be added on to any wine tasting event and includes 4 exquisite artisan cheeses for only £25 per household, inclusive of delivery.

 

Themes
Choose from 'La Dolce Vita' a journey through Italy, 'La Vie est Belle' a discovery of France, a 'Road Trip Across Europe', 'Old World Vs New World' and more...


Bespoke packages on request Please contact for a quote luisa@unicornandthevine.com
 

VIRTUAL MASTERCLASSES 

  • Food & Wine Pairing

  • Wine Tasting

"Luisa hosted a fantastic wine and food pairing session online for our network. Members are all over the world and therefore organising such a tasting was not an easy task. Participants were well instructed how to prepare and what to expect. Luisa hosted the session with deep knowledge and great enthusiasm for her task. All participants loved the experience, had fun while learning about wine and I can wholeheartedly recommend Luisa."

 
-Dr. Dominique Otten-Pappas, The Otten Group