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.

This Course Requires Tasting Glasses

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'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 learned so much from you throughout the course. I since have been asked to train as a junior sommelier at Raymonds. I'm super motivated to learn more and hopefully start level 4 in the new year! Thank you for…

    Megan McDonald
    Raymonds Restaurant - Halifax, Canada

  • Tracey is an excellent instructor. Not only is she highly knowledgeable, but her passion and enthusiasm for wine manifests itself in her teaching style. Her classes are fun, engaging and bring the subject matter to life. Tracey's courses provide students…

    Genevieve R.
    - USA

  • As two food & wine enthusiasts not directly involved in the hospitality or wine industry, we were interested in furthering our knowledge of wine and spirits. We found the WSET curriculum and the course levels offered by Autour du Vin to be very appealing. Since Septembre 2014,…

    Joëlle Désy & James Nicholson
    - Halifax, Canada

  • Just wanted to say thanks again for your great instruction in the class this past week.  You made the experience approachable, fun, and of course educational.  I am not sure if I will pursue level 4, but I feel this…

    Nathan Pryor, Managing Partner,
    Mainbrace International Ltd. - Halifax, Canada

  • As a student of Autour du Vin I wouldn't hesitate to recommend classes to anyone, whether it be someone in the trade or an enthusiast looking to learn more. Tracey has a way of using her personal experience and knowledge that not only makes the…

    Karen Nause
    - Halifax, Canada

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