WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

This is a one-day course (9:00-5:00) where participants have the opportunity to taste 10 styles of wines and experiment with food and wine pairings.

This qualification provides a direct introduction to wine. It is ideal for first time employees in the wine industry, consumers with basic knowledge, as well as beginners.  This course focuses on the art of tasting wine, the characteristics of the principal wine styles and the major grape varieties, and the basics of food and wine pairing. Participants will leave with a solid foundation and the confidence necessary for the service of wine.

Program Outline

  • The main styles of wine
  • The WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
  • The characteristics of the major grapes
  • Service of wine
  • Health, safety, and legal issues
  • The pairing of food and wine

Examination: To gain the qualification students must pass a multiple choice test of 30 questions.

WSET® Certifications

WSET® represents the world reference for wine training. Spread over three successive levels, the course offered delivers internationally recognized diplomas at each stage. WSET® education is for everyone, amateurs and professionals alike.

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Testimonials

  • Tracey is the best teacher I have ever had. She is amazingly patient and she refuses to let go before she has found the proper way to explain to me the things I don't understand, using different metaphors, approaches and…

    Benedicte Helvershou
    Product Manager - Norway

  • Tracey is a passionate and knowledgeable teacher who does her uttermost to make sure everyone is involved and understands what she is talking about. Her extensive knowledge about wine makes her a trustable teacher

    Isabella Ankarberg
    Assistant Product Manager - Sweden

  • Tracey's tutoring wine guided tastings are a combination of high standards and a practical, fun approach. The wines selected and tasted communicate her passion for discovering and presenting wines both for didactic reasons and for pleasure.

    Davide Agus
    Wine Consultant - Italy

  • I had the privilege of taking some private tasting sessions with Tracey over the course of a year.  Each tasting was themed to focus on a particular region, and each class began with a detailed introduction of the region and…

    Kaitlin Lanthier
    - London

  • I met Tracey Dobbin at an educational weekend I ran in September 2013 at a vineyard near Bristol...Tracey and I decided to run a repeat course over one day in Bordeaux, to correspond with a scheduled MW course...Tracey capably managed…

    Dr. Richard Smart
    International viticulture scientist and consultant -

  • Tastings guided by Tracey Dobbin, are always a complete experience. With deep and detailed information of the theme in matter, great wine selection chosen carefully to give a full vision of the theme, and caring so much about the satisfaction…

    Priscila Frausto Torres
    Project Manager Vinos y Vinos - Monterrey, Mexico

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