The Level 1 Award in Wines Specification outlines course objectives and provides examination guidance.


The price of the course includes:

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Study Guide
  • All wines
  • Tuition
  • Printed course materials
  • Food & wine pairing lab
  • Exam
  • Certificate & lapel pin (upon passing the examination). 


For all classroom WSET qualifications, we provide students with the proper tasting glasses to use during class at no additional charge.

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WSET ​Level 1 Award in Wines - Orlando Course

Registration Deadline: June 18, 2022

1 Sunday, June 26, 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location: Avanti Palms Resort, Pelican Room
                ​6515 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819​​


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WSET ​Level 1 Award in Wines - Tallahassee Course

Registration Deadline: TBA

New Dates Coming This Fall!


Location: Hummingbird Wine Bar
                1216-4 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Assessment:


  • The course assessment includes a closed book, 45 minute, multiple choice examination of 30 questions.
  • A total score of 70% is required to achieve a pass.
  • If the exam is taken in person, a sabering lesson and demonstration follows after which the class will enjoy a Champagne toast. 
  • Those who pass the exam will earn the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.​




​You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the course and to participate in any alcohol tasting.

​​​​WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - Classroom Courses          $349

All materials for in-person courses including study packs, tasting samples, 

and exam fees are included in the registration fee.


All courses require the successful passing of an examination in order to gain the qualification.


For information regarding cancellations, refunds, and transfers please refer to the corresponding page in our policies.

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course is a thorough introduction to the world of wine suitable for those working in wine or hospitality as well as devoted wine enthusiasts. For those new to wine study or those wanting to start a career in the wine business this qualification provides a solid foundation. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion of the course and passing the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


Prerequisite: None​​​​


​​Description:


In this class, students will hone their tasting abilities with an expert-guided tasting of 8 wines while learning:

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • The common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

The highlight of the class is an extensive discussion of the principals of food and wine pairing accompanied by a hands-on demonstration that each student participates in.


WSET ​Level 1 Award in Wines - Orlando Course

Registration Deadline: July 29, 2022

2 Sunday, July 31 & August 7, 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Location: Avanti Palms Resort, Pelican Room
                ​6515 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819​​