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WSET Award in Wine Level 1

A beginner-level introduction to wine, suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

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Next Intake Dates

20 January 2024

1 March 2024

18 May 2024

28 June 2024

28 September 2024

Delivery Method

Physical Class at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Course Duration

1 Day Course

9am to 5pm

Exam Duration

45 minutes

What you'll learn

  • The main 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)


Learning Outcome

1. Know the key stages in grape growing and winemaking.

  • Parts of a grape

  • Grape growing

  • Effect of climate

  • Requirements for alcoholic fermentation 

  • Production of still white, red and rosé wines

2. Know the types, characteristics and styles of wines from the principal grape varieties and other examples of wines.

  • Principal types and styles of wines

  • Principal grape varieties

  • Examples of wines from principal grape varieties

  • Other examples of wines

3. Know the key principles and practices involved in the storage and service of wine.​

  • Storage of wine

  • Service temperature description

  • Serving wine

  • Principal food and wine interactions


Course Highlights


Wine Tastings: Red, White or Sweet Wines


Certified WSET Educators


Comfortable Wine Tasting Lab


Tips for buying best wines

Examination Guideline

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is assessed by a closed-book examination that consists of 30 multiplechoice questions, to be completed in 45 minutes.
All examination questions are based on the published learning outcomes and the recommended study materials contain the information required to answer these questions.
A candidate is required to pass with a minimum mark of 70 per cent. Upon successful completion students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

There are no restrictions on entry to the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. Candidates who are under the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the examination is being held, or those who choose not to taste alcohol for health or religious reasons, will not be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverage as part of their course, but this is not a barrier to successfully
completing the qualification.



Admission Process

To complete your application, kindly fill in the provided application form and submit it via email to Thank you for your interest in our institute.

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