WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of wines. It is designed to provide a sound but simple introduction to wines. The qualification will assist those who need a
basic familiarity with the main types and styles of wines, for example people who work with wines as part of a larger beverage portfolio in the retail and hospitality sectors.
Successful candidates will be able to know the key stages in grape growing and winemaking, list the principal types and styles of wine, state the key characteristics of wines made from the principal grape varieties as well as other examples of wines, and know the key principles involved in the storage and service of wine. They will consequently be in a position to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for the service of wine.
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® (SAT)
In order to meet the qualification aims there are three learning outcomes.
Learning Outcome 1
Know the key stages in grape growing and winemaking.
Learning Outcome 2
Know the types, characteristics and styles of wines made from the principal grape varieties and other examples of wines.
Learning Outcome 3
Know the key principles and practices involved in the storage and service of wine.
Course Delivery Method
Classroom or Online
Level 1 Total Training = 6 hours (this includes the 45 minutes for the examination)
Evaluation & Exam
The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is assessed by a closed-book examination that consists of 30 multiple- choice questions, to be completed in 45 minutes.
A candidate is required to pass with a minimum mark of 70 per cent.
On successful completion students will receive a Certificate and lapel pin from WSET.