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Sake Sommelier Association - Regional Office India

Grape Xpectations is a full-fledged beverage training institution providing qualitative wine and spirits education in the country. 

We are a handful of WSET Approved Program Providers and conduct WSET Level 1 & 2 Award in Wines and WSET Level 1 & 2 Award in Spirits.

 

Grape Xpectations also has the distinction of being India’s first Certified Sake Training Center through the Sake Sommelier Association, Whisky and Gin Ambassador Training academy, International Tequila Academy Licensed center and India's only Cicerone® Learning Partner 

WSET WINE COURSES

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WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WINES

An introductory entry-course for wine enthusiasts seeking an overview of wine styles, grape varieties, and food & wine pairing. It also imparts knowledge about correct service and storage of wines.

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WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES

A great follow-on course for those wanting to delve deeper into the knowledge gained over the WSET Level 1 in Wines. Participants learn about important grape regions and the wine styles they produce through a combination of theory and tasting sessions.

WSET SPIRIT COURSES

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WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD IN SPIRITS

An introduction to the world of spirits, their styles, factors affecting distinction in aromas, flavours and taste intensity. An immersive course for early spirits professionals or afficionados.

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WSET LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SPIRITS

This qualification is intended to build on knowledge and skills gained from the Level 2 Award in Spirits. Theoretical understanding of the techniques used in spirit production, from the processing of raw materials to post-distillation operations. Through a combination of tasting and the application of theoretical knowledge you will learn to explain confidently why spirits look and taste the way they do and how and why they differ from each other.

WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN SPIRITS

A knowledge-building course for intermediate learners or serious enthusiasts wanting to explore liqueurs and spirits further. It teaches production methods, raw materials, and other factors influencing the spirit styles besides displaying the correct serving methods and use of spirits in cocktails.

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INTRODUCTORY SAKE PROFESSIONAL

The Introductory Sake Professional course is the first step to joining the Sake Sommelier world. Designed to provide an entry into sake education without the commitment of a long time course

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CERTIFIED SAKE SOMMELIER

A natural transition post The Introductory Sake Professional course, CSS is suited for the professionals and serious Sake connoisseurs. Designed to provide an in depth level knowledge of Sake with Theory and Practical exposure.

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THE WHISKY AMBASSADOR

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THE WHISKY AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME

The Whisky Ambassador program is the original accredited Scotch Whisky training course. Designed both for the Licensed trade and those seeking a comprehensive grasp of Scotch Whisky.

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THE GIN AMBASSADOR

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THE GIN AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME

The Gin Ambassador was proudly launched in response to the huge global popularity of The Whisky Ambassador.

Gin Ambassador is the world's first expertly designed Gin Training program.

Whether you’re a hospitality professional or simply an avid gin fan, it is the ultimate way to mark the revival of a truly legendary spirit.

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INTERNATIONAL TEQUILA ACADEMY

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CertTequila LEVEL 1

The Certificate in Tequila is the Level 1 Certification Course & Examination about the essential knowledge everyone should know about Tequila.

Conocedor de Tequila LEVEL 2

The Conocedor de Tequila ITA course is an advanced level qualification about tequila regulations and production practices.

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FOUNDATIONS OF AUSTRALIAN WINE

The course will provide you with in-depth knowledge of all the major wine growing regions as well as Australian wine history, viticulture and winemaking. Australian Wine Discovered is suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

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Developed by the Cicerone® Certification Program, the Beer Server certification focuses on building a strong foundation in beer service and knowledge. The program covers a wide range of topics, including beer styles, flavor profiles, proper storage and service, and the art of beer and food pairing. It is the ideal starting point for anyone looking to embark on a journey into the diverse and exciting universe of craft beer.

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Partners & Clients

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