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 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)

Course delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of six guided learning hours


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

Entry Requirements

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

How much does it cost?

The cost includes all study materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course. Study materials are issued at the start of the course.

Course information

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