A basic level introduction to wine. Great for individuals pursuing an interest in wine, wine lovers, wine collectors or for those who want to start a career in the wine business. You’ll explore the main grape varieties, wine regions and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately.
In this class, we taste about 10-12 different wines and learn about storage, service of wine and we also do an interesting food and wine pairing.
Price includes the WSET® Level 1 Study Guide, tuition, printed materials and exam. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET® certificate and lapel pin (if you pass the examination).
Exam is at the end of the day. If by any chance, you can’t take the exam, we can reschedule your exam date with a 14 days notice.
Date: Multiple Dates Available
Start time: 9:30 a.m.
End time: 5:00 p.m.
Venue: The Loading Dock – (Free parking available but Uber/Lyft is recommended)
Address: 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604, USA
What you’ll learn
You’ll explore major grape varieties, wine regions, factors affecting the flavor and aromas of wines. You will learn about how to store wine, wine pairing, service of wine and how to describe wines using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT).
One day of class, from 9:30am – 5:00pm
Test will be at the end of the class.
For detailed information on this course please check course specification on the official WSET website.
There are no requirements for this qualification, but the student must be of legal drinking age in order to participate in the wine tasting. About 10-12 wines are tasted during the course.
Price includes the WSET® Level 1 study guide, all wines, tuition, printed materials, exam, certificate and lapel pin (if you pass the examination).
For all WSET® in-classroom qualifications, we provide students with RIEDEL glasses (wine) and ISO glasses (spirits) to use during class.
Courses are offered in person. This level has a minimum requirement of six hours of study time, in classroom or on-line. After class, each student will take a 45-minute test. The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions and the student will need at least 70% to pass the exam.
Re-sit available per request for $125.00
WSET Students Cancellations/Refunds
WSET in classroom Students will receive a full refund 30 days before the day of the course. We will charge $125 processing fee. Making changes to your WSET reservation within 21 days of the day of the course will result in a fee of 25% of the cost of the course and a fee of 50% within 14 days of the day of the course. Unfortunately, no transfers or refunds are allowed 10 days prior the first day of the course. If you want to be transferred to another course, you must submit a request 14 days prior the course date and pay for the fee.
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