This course is a great starting point for the novice wine enthusiast, or those starting a career in wine or hospitality.
About the course
This hands-on course teaches students through sight, smell and taste, to understand more about wine. By the end of the course you’ll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach, and be able to identify the main styles of wine. You’ll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and be able to apply these to your own food and wine choices. Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
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- The main types and styles of wine
- Common wine grapes and their characteristics
- How to make food and wine pairings
- Tutored tasting of nine wines
- How to store and serve wine
- How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Do I need any prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required. All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.
What study options are available?
At WSET School London we have three classroom delivery options available for this course.
We do not currently offer the Level 1 in Wines course online.
How much does it cost?
The cost includes all study materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course. Study materials are issued at the start of the course.
The exam takes place in the last session of the course. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions.
This qualification is Ofqual regulated.
I enjoyed the course so much that I booked onto the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits straight after.