WSET Level 1 Award in Wines ONLINE

Join this WSET online Level 1 course and receive simple answers to many of your existing questions. This course is especially for those who haven't studied wine before. It is designed to be a guiding light in the intimidating world of wine and help you understand and learn about wine in a structured way. It will give you essential knowledge of wine, whether it is to benefit your work in the wine business or to simply learn to appreciate wine. During this four-week course you will be introduced to the main types and styles of wines and how to taste and describe wines using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT). Learn the common wine grapes and their characteristics. Grasp how to store and serve wine and how to make food and wine pairing.


This course is based around a 4-week, 7-module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should 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 prepares the student for the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines and is guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand the differences between grape varieties and types and styles of wine. 


Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. 


Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. All the required wines for the course can be found in the course specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. 


Please note:

  • Wines are not included in the cost of this course and although it will greatly improve your learning experience, it is not compulsory to taste any wine.

  • The online classes and the study material are standard in English. However, students can order an extra study material in German for an additional fee. 




  • The main types and styles of wine

  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics

  • How to make food and wine pairings

  • Online tasting of six wines with educator feedback (students to provide their own samples)

  • How to store and serve wine

  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)




Students will need access to a computer and/or HTML5 compatible mobile or tablet with the following minimum requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible

  • Web browser with Javascript and cookies** enabled

  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent

  • Internet access (broadband recommended) 




No formal qualifications are required. Candidates should be over 18 years of age.

The course is delivered online and in English, therefore, basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English are required.




The examination date and location are provided when you book the course. If you want to arrange a new date, please contact us at least 10 working days before the set examination date.

The exam paper has 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes.  A mark of 70% is required to pass.




195,00 € - The course fee includes the WSET Level 1 study guide (shipped in the week before the course), online tuition, exam, postage, certificate and lapel pin.  Note: VAT-exempt according to § 4 No. 21 a) bb) UStG




For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below.

Specification (ENG)




  • Online Tuition: 12.04.2021 - 09.05.2021 / Exam: 18.05.2021 at 19:00 Online or 13.06.2021 at 18:00 in Heidelberg / Registration Deadline: 02.04.2021
  • Online Tuition: 03.05.2021 - 30.05.2021 / Exam: 08.06.2021 at 19:00 Online or 13.06.2021 at 18:00 in Heidelberg / Registration Deadline: 23.04.2021


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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines ONLINE

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