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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


What you’ll learn:

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® (SAT)



6 hours tuition – single day course

Wine samples consisting of 10 wines from top wine producers, typical of their varieties will be tasted during the courses.

Exams on the same day

30 minutes blind tasting training by Yiannis Karakasis MW



The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines assessment is a closed-book examination of 45 minutes’ duration and consists of 30 multiple-choice questions worth one mark each. A total mark of 70% is required to achieve a pass.


Entry requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

For more information please read the specification (click here)