WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - Course Information


  • No previous knowledge required.


  • No pre-course reading required.  Course completed in approx 6/7 hours


  • WSET studybook (digital)

  • Online Program

  • Online Exam 


The WSET Level 1 in Wines Course is a fantastic introduction to the world of wine.  The syllabus introduces you to the technique of tasting wine and the characteristics of well known grape varieties used to produce wine.

The program provides a balanced study of wine production, grape varieties and wines of the world, together with the service and storage of wines and responsible guidelines in the consumption of alcohol.  The syllabus is completed with and introduction to food and wine pairing.

The exam is a 45 minute, 30 multiple choice question paper with result being issued 2 weeks after the exam date.

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Learning Objectives

By the time you have completed this programme you will be able to:

  • Know the key stages in grape growing and winemaking.
  • Know the types, characteristics and styles of wines made from the principal grape varieties and other examples of wines. 
  • Know the key principles and practices involved in the storage and service of wine.  

Core Subject Areas

  1. Grape Growing
  2. Wine Making
  3. Types and Styles of Wine
  4. Principal Grape Varieties
  5. Regional/Named Wines
  6. Storage & Service
  7. Food Pairing
  8. How to Taste Wine

Self Study Online Course

Start anytime and study at your own pace.  The subject areas are delivered over 4 Modules which contain tutorials, key definitions, quizzes and a 'How to Taste Wine' video, together with a mock assessment module.  Payment details are on the booking form and it is possible to arrange payment by instalments.  The final exam is sat online via a Remote Invigilation system.

Distance Learning Course Fee - £150.00 

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Classroom Courses

Courses are currently being scheduled for the Cambridgeshire region and will be published in due course.  Please contact us for further information.  

Classroom Course Fee: TBC

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How to Book

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