WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Layout 1A 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.


The main topics include:

  • The main styles of wine

  • The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

  • The characteristics of the common grape varieties used to produce wine

  • Service of wine

  • Health, safety and legal issues

  • Pairing food and wine


To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions

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