WSET level 1 Award in wines on-lineFree
About this course
WSET level 1 Award in wines on-line
A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those who want to discover the world of wine at their own pace.
You’ll explore the different wine categories and the key stages of their production, you’ll also become familiar with the main grape varieties by theory and tasting. Finally, you’ll understand the key principles involved in the storage and service of wine.
On-line courses are available in English only. The course will be based around a 4-week, 7 modules online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4- week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.
You are active (working or unemployed) in France, and you wish to have your course financed within the framework of vocational training aid? This training can be financed through various means.
Syllabus 2022 – 2023
Module 1: What is Wine & How is it Made?
Know the key stages in grape growing and winemaking.
- Parts of a grape
- Grape growing
- Alcoholic Fermentation
- Production of still white, red and rosé wines
Module 2 : Types & Syles of wine
Know the different types and styles of wines that exists.
- 3 main styles of wine: still, sparkling, fortified wines
- Notable structural characteristics of all wines
Module 3: Introduction to tasting
Know how to taste wine using a systematic approach
- Taste wine and describe its notable characteristics using language from WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting
- Differences and similarities between different styles of wine
Module 4: Grape varieties and wines
Know the types, characteristics and styles of wines from the principal grape varieties and other examples of wines.
- Principal grape varieties: their characteristics and styles of their wines.
- Named wines: related grape varieties, types, characteristics and styles of wine.
Module 5: Storage & service of wines
Know the key principles and practices involved in the storage and service of wine.
- Storage of wine
- Service temperature
- Serving wine
Module 6: Pairing Food & Wines
Identify the principal food and wine interactions and recognise the effect they typically have on a wine.
Module 7: Revision & resources
Mock multiple-choice feedback examination which can be attempted as many times as the student likes
Upon registration you’ll receive a 4 weeks full-time access to the online classroom. No book is needed, all the content will be studied online.
Wine tasting is an important part of the programme and you’re expected to source the recommended wines yourself.
Samples are not included in the training package (contact us for an official supplier)
You can take the exam online (if you have the necessary configuration and equipment) or in person at our Bordeaux campus
- Type : 30 multiple-choice questions
- Duration : 45 minutes
- Pass marks : 70 %