WSET Level 1 Awards in Wines

The WSET wine course for beginners

This course is a basic level introduction to wine, for those who wish to start a career in the wine industry or for wine enthusiasts. In this course, we explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the necessary skills to describe wines accurately and make appropriate food and wine pairings. 


Upon successful completion, you will receive the internationally recognised WSET certificate and a lapel pin.


What you will learn

  • The main types and styles of wine

  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics

  • How to store and serve wine

  • The principles of food and wine pairing

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




Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 45 minutes.


Entry requirements


No formal qualifications are required. Candidates should be over 18 years of age (Minors aged 16 and over require the written consent of their legal guardian to participate).

Candidates who choose not to drink alcohol for health, religious or other reason will not find a barrier to completing the course.


Course Specification


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


Specification (ENG)


Course Fee


€ 245,00  (Note: VAT-exempt according to § 4 No. 21 a) bb) UStG)


The course fee includes the WSET Level 1 study guide (supplied on the course day), tastings, tuition, exam, certificate and lapel pin.




27.06.2020 from 9:30 to 17:30, Registration deadline: 19.06.2020 - Heidelberg

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