(PRESS RELEASE) Whether you’re a professional tasting for work or an enthusiast tasting for pleasure, the new Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Tasting Notes app is a quick and simple tool to help you create structured and consistent wine tasting notes.

The free app, available through iTunes and Google Play, is created by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the world’s largest wine and spirits education provider, and is built on the trademark WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT). The simple steps allow wine drinkers to make detailed and consistent notes when tasting wines, storing all of their notes for easy access on their device. When adding a note, tasters can choose between knowing what they are tasting or tasting blind, and they can add a photo of the wine label to help with easy recognition.

Whether enrolled as a WSET student or purely drinking for pleasure the app is a great tool for all wine tasters, complete with useful pro tips on how to record notes. The app also provides a taste of the skills students can expect to acquire through WSET courses.

The app includes:
• A database of over 300 wine producing countries and regions
• Over 100 pre-populated grape varieties
• A comprehensive lexicon of commonly used aroma and flavour descriptors
• Pro tips to guide you through the app
• “Blind” tasting notes mode
• Search function to review stored tasting notes
• Ability to upload a photo to wine notes
• Simple, easy to use interface to record and store tasting notes

What is WSET?
WSET provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts. WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. There are currently nine different qualifications covering wines, spirits and sake available through a network of course providers in over 70 countries and 19 languages.

What is the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine?
The Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT) is a method of note taking developed by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust to make tasting notes more objective and comparable. The methodology breaks down the evaluation of wine, spirits or sake into appearance, nose, palate and conclusion, supported by universal terminology.

The SAT is published at four progressive levels of difficulty in support of the four levels WSET qualifications available. This app has been built for wines at level two making it suitable for those who are new to the SAT method as well as those that have completed WSET courses. A systematic approach to tasting provides wine tasters with a foundation on which to build and develop their skills. The SAT forms an integral part of all WSET courses.

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