This course is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification suited for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. Students will learn about important wine grapes, the regions where they are grown, and the style and quality of the wines they produce.
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines: Houston
- Duration: 3 Hour classes
- Schedule: 3 Weeks of classes 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The Level 1, WSET wine education class is for wine consumers looking for challenging wine classes and wanting to know more about the main grape varieties and food and wine matching. It may also be used for students who are looking to begin their first job in wine. The foundation wine education class will introduce them, at a very basic level, to the main styles of wine available, wine storage and service and the matching of food and wine.
The course includes a study manual, lectures, guided tastings and the exam. Students who pass the exam will receive a certificate and pin.
These wine classes aim to provide students with product and service information relevant to their place of employment or study. The qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the service of wines required to prepare a person with the knowledge to underpin the job skills and competences, for example, in positions in the sale and service of wine in restaurants and bars, and for store and call-centre staff in wine retail or wholesale.
WSET recommends a minimum of 6 total hours of preparation for the exam, all of which will be covered during the course. For more information on course content please see the course specification here.
Upon passing the exam students will receive a certificate and pin to recognize their achievement. Any students needing to retake the exam may do so for $50.