WSET Wine & Spirit Education Trust

WSET Level 1 Certification

Wine, Spirits, and Sake

The WSET Level 1 Certifications are ideal for those seeking to enrich their knowledge in one of the following areas: wine, spirits, or sake. Designed as a foundation level courses for those students working in the on- or off-premise (hospitality, retail or restaurant industry). These classes are particularly helpful for restaurant serves who have not experienced any formal wine education.



Course Graduates

WSET Level 1 Foundation Certifications

An excellent way to jump-start your career in wine.

You’ll explore the main styles and types of either wine, spirits, or sake (depending on the course you choose) through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

Entry Requirements
  • None, this is a foundation level course
What you’ll learn
  • The basic principles of either wine, spirits, or sake production
  • The main types and styles of wine, spirits, or sake
  • How to serve wine, spirits, or sake
  • Factors affecting the flavor of wine, spirits, or sake
  • How to describe wine, spirits, or sake  using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT)
  • Courses are offered in-person and online, however, exams must be taken in-person within 12 months of taking the course
  • All course materials and textbooks, including any test fees, are included.