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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

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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’ll receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

What you’ll learn:

  • The main type 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*(SAT).

Course Delivery

The qualification has a minimum requirement of six hours of study assessment time in a classroom with a WSET provider.


Assessment is by closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions. This qualification is regulated by Ofqua

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below. This qualification is regulated by Ofqua

Level 1 Specification

Entry Requirements

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

If you would like more information or to register your interest please contact us on or phone the shop on 01423 522270
Price: WSET Level 1 in Wine from £TBC