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For individuals new to wine, 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.


Level 1

Level 1

Class Outline

  • The main styles of wine

  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics

  • The principles of food and wine pairing

  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

  • Health, safety and legal issues

  • Formal Assessment:   A closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

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