Programme 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.

Entry requirements None
Subjects studied Synopsis
Wine Tasting Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
Food and Wine Matching A practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
Wine Service and Storage Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wine
Social Responsibility A guide to sensible drinking
Types and Styles of Wine Learn about what makes wines taste different
Grape Varieties Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the main grape varieties
Main white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
Main black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
Named Wines White: Pinot Grigio, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes
Sparkling: Cava, Champagne
Red: Claret, Beaujolais, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja, Chianti
Number of Wines Tasted 9 wines will be tasted as part of the course
Study Materials Students will receive the Level 1 Award in Wine Study Guide
Duration of course 1 day inclusive of exam or 3 evenings with exam on final evening
Modes of Study Day release or evening
Examination WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes
A mark of 70% required to pass
Certification All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin


Deadline for registration is 14 days before start of the course.
Withdrawal before deadline – penalty 1000 UAH
Withdrawal after deadline date – no refund
Photo ID is required to sit the exam.
Students should be 18 or older