countries around the globe

graduates in 2014

years of history in wine education




WSAB is an official APP for WSET qualifications delivering:

  • WSET Level 1 – Award in WinesFoundation
  • WSET Level 2 – Award in Wines and SpiritsIntermediate

WSAB  provides professional, accredited wine education services to those who are employed in the following sectors:

  • restaurants
  • wine distribution and retail
  • bloggers and journalists
  • wine enthusiasts
  • collectors
  • and all those who are just joining the world of wines



WSET is active in 66 countries around the globe. In 2014 alone, more than 61,000 people completed various levels of WSET programs.

It has been holding quality seminars for wine industry professionals since 1969, and it has been some time now that it opened its door to all other wine enthusiasts. Its high quality and education and training programme and its systematic approach are the reason why it has grown into one of the most influential educational bodies in the field of wines and spirits.

WSET acts through a network of Approved Programme Providers (APP). Over a thousand of them organize daily WSET programs around the globe, providing the participants with the opportunity to be systematically introduced to the fascinating world of wines.


Aleksandar Skorchev

CEO, Nominated educator, Co-Founder

Wine expert with 14 years of experience in the wine industry as a head sommelier and wine buyer. The nominated WSAB educator holding WSET Advanced and Court of Master Sommeliers Certificates,  and current WSET Diploma student.

Edward Kourian

Educator, WSAB Co-Founder

A single & unexpectedly charming experience of the wine world almost 12 years ago drew him to the continuous exploration of these deep waters. And as if it was all perfectly planned from the very beginning, today he has the very chance to run a small winery himself!

His interest & fascination, as well as his devotion & consistency got him a WSET Advance certificate, a current place as a WSET Diploma student and a judge for the International Wine Challenge London and Mindus Vini in Germany.

Dimitar Nikolov

Educator, WSAB Co-Founder

Wine expert with 14 years of experience. Formally educated in ISG Chicago and WSET Level 3, London. From hobby wine took him in the corporate world with career in wine buying for major retail chain in two different countries. An international wine judge for Decanter WWA, London and Mindus Vini in Germany.

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A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. This course is held in English.


  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

Sept. 29, 2018 – *** Enrolment end day – Sept. 14, 2018

For complete information about this course, please download the full Specification.



A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET Certified logo. This course is held in English.


  • How wine is made and what factors influence wine style
  • The important wine regions and key grape varieties
  • The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing principles
  • The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.

Nov. 16-18, 2018 – *** Enrolment end day – Nov. 2, 2018

For complete information about this course, please download the full Specification.

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Wine & Spirits Academy Bulgaria

Capital Fort
The Manhattan Hall

90 “Tsarigradsko Shousse” Blvd.
1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact Person: Mr. Aleksandar Skorchev

e-mail:  education(at)
Telephone:  +359 887 544 297


Application Form

General terms and conditions of WSET Award in Wines & Spirits for all courses

The following terms and conditions apply equally to all participants:

1. Wine & Spirits Academy Bulgaria is the WSET Approved Programme organizer (hereinafter: the Organizer).

2. The right of participation at WSET courses is accorded to all natural and legal persons that have delivered the filled out and certified Application (hereinafter: the Application) and accept the general terms and conditions of WSET Award in Wines & Spirits.

3. The details of Applicants participation are stated in the Application. The Application, signed and certified by the Applicant will be delivered to the Organizer and is considered a written agreement. Online application form is valid without the signature and the seal. The deadline for the submission of the certified Application is written in the application form.

4. Upon the received Application, the Organizer will send the confirmation email and deliver the offer to the Applicant based on the elements contained in the Application.

5. Only with the payment on time that is according to the offer the Applicant ensures the participation at the course.

6. If the Applicant does not pay the offer by the due date, the Organizer has the right to cancel the confirmed Application.

7. The prices listed in the Application are in Bulgarian national currency. Payments are made according to the offer based on the Application.

8. The Application is irrevocable and obliges, all cancellation must be submitted in writing. If the Applicant cancels the participation 15 days before the beginning of course, he will be invoiced 30% of the value of the course. In case of Applicant’s cancellation within 15 days or less from the beginning of the course, he will be invoiced the full price of the course.

9. Possible financial disputes between the Applicant and the Organizer will be settled by arrangements, and if they fail, the Court in Sofia will have jurisdiction.

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