WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

This is an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. It is a great course for those wanting to know about wine styles, grape varieties, food & wine pairing and correct service and storage of wines. The course includes a tutored tasting of 8 wines and a food and wine matching exercise (it is not necessary to take part in winetasting which makes this level suitable for students who prefer not to drink alcohol but who still want a recognised qualification).

Who it is aimed at:
  • Wine consumers wanting to know more about wines within an interactive, structured framework.
  • Candidates with their first job in hospitality or retail.
The Course:

Each course comprises of a lesson date (see 'Lesson Dates' below) and an exam date (See 'Exam Date' below).

The lectures are run on one full day from 09h00 to 17h00 that includes the examination at the end. The exam lasts for 45 minute and consists of 30 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 70%.

Location Book
30 Sep 2019 Same Day Closed Somm Hospitality, Stellenbosch Enrolment Closed
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  1. Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting®
  2. 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
  3. White: Pinot Grigio, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes Sparkling: Cava, Champagne Red: Claret, Beaujolais, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja, Chianti