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Class Details

WSET Wines Level 1

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. There is no pre-requisite required to register.

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® 

What's included:

  • Official WSET Level 1 in Wines Study Guide

  • Minimum of 6 classroom hours with a WSET qualified instructor

  • 6+ wines tasted in-class

  • Access to exclusive candidate-only perks through France 44

This qualification has a minimum requirement of six hours of study time, in a classroom. Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions. 

For detailed course information, please read the official Specification Guide


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