The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 class is designed for consumers and those new to the wine and hospitality business. No previous experience with wine is required. (Please note: The WSET Level 1 is not a prerequisite to taking the WSET Level 2.)
This class covers the main types of wine, the most common grape varieties, wine service, storing and serving wine, tasting technique, how to describe the smell and taste of wine, and the basics of pairing food and wine. During the class, students taste eight different wines. At the end of the program, students take a 45-minute, multiple choice exam. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.
Click here to download a PDF of the Specification for the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.
For more information about the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, please visit http://www.wsetglobal.com/qualifications/20.asp