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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET LogoThis qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the service and retail of wine to prepare a person for their first job in hospitality or retail.

This course is also a good introductory first course for the wine enthusiast who wishes to be introduced in a structured way to wine styles, storing and serving of wine plus food and wine matching.

The qualification introduces candidates to:

  • The main styles of wine
  • The characteristics of the major grape varieties
  • The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting
  • Service and retail of wine
  • Health, safety and legal issues

To gain the Level 1 qualification candidates will be required to:

Complete a programme of training delivered by a WSET Level 1 Approved Programme Provider and Successfully complete:


-a multiple choice paper of 30 questions.
-a portfolio of tasting notes.
-a Food and Wine Matching Excercise

The course will run for 1 day or over 2 evenings.

Cost £150 fully inclusive of the WSET study pack, wines, examination and certification. On full day courses only, a light cold lunch will be provided.

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