Summary WSET Level 1: Award in Wines


  • Sat 22 Sep 2018   09.00 - 17.00
  • Sat 2 Feb 2019   09.00 - 17.00

To secure your place on this course, you will need to fill in the enrolment form after booking and email it to Click here to download the form.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake, for professionals and enthusiasts.

This one day course is perfect for individuals new to wine study. The WSET Level 1 qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine.

Led by Vivienne Franks, who teaches the WSET lectures for our professional Diploma in Food and Wine, students will explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste. They will also gain the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings.

Students will complete a multiple choice exam at the end of the class. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

Click here to read a detailed review of this course written by Mel, a past student, on her blog So, What Are We Drinking? 

Important enrolment information

To secure your place, please fill in the enrolment form after booking and email it to Click here to download the form.

In order to ensure that all students are registered for the exam, we will only be able to accept bookings made a minimum of 10 working days prior to the class date. 

  • The cut off date for booking the course starting Saturday 22nd September is Monday 10th September.

If you are booking less than 2 weeks before the class date, please call 020 8749 6400 to book. 

What's included?

  • WSET reading literature/wine pack 
  • Registration for the exam 
  • WSET certificate and pin
  • All wines tasted on the day 
  • Refreshments on arrival and light refreshments during the day

Please note, lunch is not included but there are shops, cafes and restaurants nearby on Askew Road.

Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

Click here to read a detailed review of this course written by Mel, a past student, on her blog So, What Are We Drinking

What you'll learn WSET Level 1: Award in Wines

  • 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)

Practical info WSET Level 1: Award in Wines

  • Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions
  • This qualification is regulated by Ofqual

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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