It has taken a bit, but the card decks on Brainscape for the WSET Level 1 Spirits course have been updated to the latest version of the textbook. Brainscape has been working on a massive overhaul and update of their platform, so this has contributed to the delay, but I finally received the go-ahead this week to start editing the decks that I have contributed to and/or authored. This includes all of the Certified WSET Spirits courses currently on offer from Brianscape.
WSET introduced new revisions to the Spirits (as well as other courses) this past summer with the commencement of the new academic year. With this update some material was added and refined. The folks at Brainscape asked its authors to refrain from making any changes to the course decks while they were progressing through up-dates the past couple of months. Most of these up-dates involve migration of the decks to new editor software, which allows for better control and access via mobile devices. All aimed at increasing the use and functionality by the authors, but also allowing for a better user experience on the front facing / student-consumer side. Most of this migration has been completed and we are now able to review and edit the classes, once again.
As a reminder, all student to NEWA receive a three-month Pro Membership to Brainscape with class enrollment. This is a huge help when it comes to your studies, as the Brainscape platform is designed to reinforce and recirculate material that is being studied, and allows the user to control the flow of information in order to maximize study time and knowledge.
Follow this link to enroll in the next WSET Level 1 Spirits online course with New England Wine Academy, starting in early January.
Click here to learn about Brainscape Flashcard app and how it works!
New England Wine Academy is very pleased to announce a new partnership with the Edinburgh Whisky Academy. We are now able to offer the Certificate in Scotch Whisky, which is the only whisky education program approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
This program allows you to explore the fascinating world of whisky across eight online modules. It is a fun and accessible course that will enhance your appreciation of all things aqua vitae.
Working through a series of interactive exercises, videos and pop quizzes, you’ll discover more about the history and business of Scotch before covering the entire production process, from raw materials to distillation, maturation and bottling.
The flexible, self-paced format allows you to learn in your own time and, with quizzes at the end of each module, you can measure all the knowledge you’re distilling as you go.
As well as a certificate of completion, you’ll come away knowing so much more about the golden liquor in your glass. Whether you consider yourself a whisky connoisseur or are simply curious to learn more, you’ll certainly get something out of our award-winning material and industry expertise.
For more information and to enroll in the Certificate course, please click here
ABOUT THE Author
Brian Mitchell runs The New England Wine Academy, and is responsible for the content of this blog. With 30 years of drinks industry experience, Brian has learned a few things, but everyday he is learning more. This blog helps to bring that knowledge to you.