WSET Level 1 Introduction to Sommellerie

The ultimate beginner’s package for individuals looking to enter the hospitality industry in drinks service.

About the course

This three day course combines the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, WSET Level 1 Award in Wine Service and the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits. Aspiring sommeliers will gain basic competencies in product knowledge, food and wine pairing, and wine service for a restaurant setting.

Successful students will receive certificates for all three WSET Level 1 Awards, and lapel pins for the Level 1 Award in Wines and Level 1 Award in Spirits (there is no lapel pin for the Level 1 Award in Service).

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What's covered

  • Main principles of sommellerie (wine service)
  • The main types and styles of wine and spirits
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to make food and wine pairings
  • Tutored tastings of 9 wines and 16 spirits
  • How to store and serve wines and spirits
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)
  • Social responsibility surrounding wine and spirits consumption

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.

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What study options are available?

At WSET School London we provide this classroom based course over three consecutive days.

Due to the interactive nature of this course is not currently available in online.

Consecutive

9.15am – 5.00pm

Three consecutive days

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How much does it cost?

£333

(UK)

The cost includes all study materials, wine and spirit samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course. Study materials are issued at the start of the course.

If you already hold the Level 1 Award in Wines you are eligible to omit this day of the course and receive a reduction in cost by contacting Student Services at courses@wset.co.uk or on +44(0)20 7089 3841.

Assessment

Assessment for each component of the course takes place in the last session of each day.

Day one (Level 1 Award in Wines) exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions.

Day two (Level 1 Award in Wine Service) is assessed with a role play restaurant wine service scenario.

Day three (Level 1 Award in Spirits) exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions.

How can I book?

Bookings can be made online by selecting the preferred delivery option and course date(s) from our calendar. 

Please read the terms and conditions before making a booking.

For any enquiries please email our Student Services team at courses@wset.co.uk

Notice of qualification withdrawal

Please note that the Level 1 Introduction to Sommellerie will be permanently withdrawn on 31 July 2018. All examinations and resits for this qualification must be completed by this date. If you have any queries or concerns, please email courses@wset.co.uk