WSET® Level 1 Awards in Wines

The WSET® wine course for beginners

If you like to indulge yourself in the world of wine to either start your career in wine or you are a wine enthusiast, then the WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines course is perfect for you. This course is designed for those who haven't studied wine before and want to receive simple answers for their questions.


We will guide you through the intimidating world of wine and help you understand and learn about wine. It will enhance your knowledge of wine, whether it is to benefit your work in the wine business or to simply learn to appreciate wine. During this 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. Let us help you through this program to not only become a wine expert, but also a wine connoisseur.

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)




The assessment takes place at the end of the courseAssessment 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


€ 295,00  (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.


Course Dates

  • Sa. 10.09.2022 from 9:30 - 18:00 in Heidelberg - Registration deadline: 05.09.2022 or as long as free places are still available. 

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