The WSET Level 1 wine education class will introduce students, at a basic level, to the main styles of wine available, wine storage, and food and wine pairings.
- Duration: 4 Hour classes
- Schedule: Two courses
- Exam during last hour of class
For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. Students failing the exam may retake it for a $50 fee.
The course includes a study manual, lectures, guided tastings and the exam. Students who pass the exam will receive a certificate and pin.
The course covers:
- The basic principles of spirit production
- The main types and styles of spirits
- How to serve spirits
- Factors affecting the flavor of spirits
- How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)
WSET suggests a minimum of 6 study hours to prepare for the exam, all of which will be covered during the course.
Included in this cost is a study manual, lectures, guided tastings and the exam. The exam consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. Students who pass the exam will receive a certificate and pin.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.