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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines: Introduction to Wine

Discover the art of wine appreciation and develop the skills to accurately describe and pair wines with food. Perfect for new trade members in the restaurant and retail sectors, as well as enthusiastic wine lovers seeking a comprehensive overview of wine knowledge.

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  • 21 and older
  • $280
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  • 6 hours over 4 sessions

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  • $280/person
  • 6 hours over 4 sessions
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  • Exam on August 28
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  • Mon, Jul 22 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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  • Mon, Aug 05 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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What you'll learn in this wine class:

Explore the main styles and types of wine through sight, smell and taste. Gain the basic skills to describe wine accurately, as well as make wine and food pairings.

Who should attend:

This course is designed for new trade members specifically in the restaurant and retail sectors. This is also a good starting point for enthusiastic consumers looking for a strong overview of wine knowledge and a fun food and wine pairing. If you already have experience in the industry, you may start your WSET pathway with Level 2 classes.

Course Outline:

  • Main styles of wines
  • Introduction to WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wines
  • Characteristics and styles of common grape varieties
  • Service of wine
  • Health, safety and legal issues
  • Food and wine pairing

Exam Overview:

  • 30 multiple choice question exam
  • 70% or better to achieve a pass

Notes: 

The course will be based around a 4-week, 7 module online learning program with course modules designed to be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. The course will be based around a 4-week, 7 module online learning program with course modules designed to be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

For cancellations before the beginning of a program, a refund will be issued less a 20% cancellation fee if all materials are returned and completely unused and the cancellation is made and materials returned before the date of the first class.

Should WEI cancel a course, the student may choose between a full refund or full credit towards another course of their choosing.

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