WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

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.

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Course Registration

  • Please note for WSET Level 1 Wines, course registration closes 10 business days prior to the start date of each course. The registration close date is shown alongside the course date.


  • There are no prerequisites for WSET Level 1 Wines

Course Structure

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 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Exam Details

  • Closed book exam

  • 30 multiple-choice questions

  • Exam on the same day at the end of the course

What’s included

  • WSET Study guide

  • WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT) guide

  • Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

For further information on this course please see the official WSET specification