WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - Course Information
No previous knowledge required.
RECOMMENDED STUDY HOURS
No pre-course reading required. Course completed in approx 6/7 hours
Classroom: Wine samples
Classroom: Food samples for wine pairing
The WSET Level 1 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.
By the time you have completed this programme you will be able to:
- Describe the procedures for the receipt, storage and sale of wine
- Display a basic understanding of factors of light, sparkling and fortified wines
- Understand the main considerations when serving wine
- Describe in general terms the main characteristics of the principle grape varieties
- Use the Level 1 WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting to produce simple tasting records
- State the correct service temperature, equipment and glassware for the service of wine
- Offer basic food and wine matching advice
Discuss the socially responsible aspect of selling, serving and consuming alcohol
Core Subject Areas
- Grape Growing
- Wine Making
- Types and Styles of Wine
- Principal Grape Varieties
- Regional/Named Wines
- Storage & Service
- Food Pairing
- How to Taste Wine
Distance Learning (Online) Course
Start anytime and study online at your own pace and sit your exam at one of our Exam Centres. The subject areas are delivered over 4 Modules which contain tutorials, tasting videos, key definitions, quizzes and a mock assessment module. Payment details are on the booking form and it is possible to arrange payment by instalments.
Distance Learning Course Fee - £125.00
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Course Fee: £140.00 - see Events Calendar for upcoming courses
Delivered in small groups (Max 4) in a relaxed home-based classroom environment in Sutton Coldfield, occasionally joined by Charlie the Wine Dog. The course is completed in one full day or two half days where we look at the course content and sample corresponding wines. Tea and coffee are provided, please bring a packed lunch with you.
The 45 minute, 30 multiple choice exam paper is held at the end of the tutor sessions.
Due to the tasting element of this course, all attendees should be over 18. However, it is possible to sit the exam before turning 18 without the consumption of the tasting samples.
Please contact us find out more about the course and to discuss your requirements. To book a place on a course, please complete the BOOKING FORM and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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administration of the examinations process, conducting assessments and