WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits
This is a one-day course (9:30-5:30) with tastings.
This qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the service of spirits to help prepare a person for their first job in hospitality or in other sectors of the spirits industry. This course may also appeal to the interested spirits consumer. The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction into spirits including details on how to market and serve them.
- The main categories of spirits
- Process of distillation
- Factors affecting the flavour of spirits
- The WSET® Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits
- Health, safety, and legal issues
- Service and sales of spirits
Examination: To gain the qualification students must pass a multiple choice test of 30 questions.
Specification for the WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits
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.
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…
Raymonds Restaurant - Halifax, Canada
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
Assistant Product Manager - Sweden
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…
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
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
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…