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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

This one day course is a great starting point for the novice wine enthusiast, or those starting a career in wine or hospitality.

About the course

This hands-on course teaches students through sight, smell, and taste, to understand more about wine. By the end of the course you’ll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach, and be able to identify the main styles of wine. You’ll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and be able to apply these to your own food and wine choices. Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

What's covered

  1. The main types and styles of wine
  2. Wine grapes and their characteristics
  3. How to make food and wine pairings
  4. A tasting of nine wines
  5. How to store and serve wine
  6. How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

How much does it cost?

The course costs £140 which includes all study materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course. Study materials are issued at the start of the course.


The exam takes place in the last session of the course. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions. This qualification is Ofqual regulated.

Additional Information

No prior wine knowledge is required. You can read more about the Level 1 qualification on the WSET website.

How to book your place on the course

To book a place on the next presentation please contact Pieter Rosenthal or call 0141 258 8427.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
Time: 10am - 5.30pm
Venue: The Good Spirits Co., 23 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 1HW
Cost: £140