WSET Level 1 | In-Person

Sharpen Your Knowledge & Tasting Skills

An introduction to the knowledge and tasting skills needed to pursue your passion for wine

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WSET Level 1 | In-Person

The beginning of the WSET certification path

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IDEAL FOR: BEGINNER

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6 HRS OF STUDY

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IN PERSON

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WSET LEVEL 1

CERTIFICATION

WHY PREPARE FOR WSET CERTIFICATION WITH US?

ONLINE

Online Wine Academy™ Student Portal

Accelerate your learning with access to our proprietary student platform, where you can ask questions, get answers, and engage with other wine experts.

VIRTUAL-TASTINGS

Test Taking Strategies

We don’t just teach the material, we prepare you for the tests. We provide study packs, mock exam questions and tasting activities for every level.

EXPERT-TEAM

NVWA + WSET Trained Instructors

Our industry experts are also expert instructors. We train them ourselves. They don’t just have knowledge, they also know how to share it.

Time to Begin

Everything You Need to Excel at WSET Level 1

WSET Level 1 | In-Person

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A lot of wine schools offer WSET certification courses, and it can be confusing to choose the best one for you.

 

After a decade of experience we know exactly what students need to prepare for the test, including engaging content and group activities.

 

Our WSET Level 1 online course is designed to be hands-on with guided tastings, mock exams with instructor feedback and other interactive materials. We give you the support and professional instruction you need to get certified and apply what you learn.

 

By the end of the WSET Level 1, you’ll be able to:

 

  • Gain the basic skills to describe wines accurately 
  • Have a systematic approach to tasting and identifying wine types
  • Know the fundamental principles of food and wine pairing

Are you new to wine study? Our WSET Level 1 course gives you the basic skills to talk and taste like a professional.

This course is designed to be hands-on and fun. You will explore different styles of wines through sight, smell, and taste and learn the key principles involved in the storage and service of wine. 

By the end of the WSET Level 1, you will:

  • Gain the basic skills to describe wines accurately 
  • Have a systematic approach to tasting and identifying wine types
  • Know the fundamental principles of food and wine pairing

A lot of wine schools offer WSET certification courses, and it can be confusing to choose the best one for you. After a decade of experience we know exactly what students need to prepare for the test, including engaging content, group activities, mock exams and instructor support.

*WSET Level 1 in Wine is not required prior to taking WSET Level 2 if you have foundational wine knowledge and/or you actively work in the wine industry and have a basic understanding of the modules covered in the box below.

Curious about the Webinar Schedule for course dates you’re perusing? Consult the schedule here!

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WHY STUDY WITH US?

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Here’s what you can expect:

1-Day WSET Level 1 Course

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Your registration includes:

WSET Level 1 is ideal for:

  1. Anyone working in retail, hospitality or wholesale areas of the wine industry with little wine knowledge

  2. Enthusiasts wanting to taste and identify wines professionally

  3. Front-line staff wanting basic product knowledge and skills for storage and service

HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT

Trained WSET Instructors | Online Support | 98% pass rate for Level 1

Wine education is complex enough. Here’s how we make it easy to achieve certification:

WSET Level 1 includes

WSET Level 1 includes 6 hours of classroom instruction, online support before class even begins and guided tasting with 6-8 wines. Exam is 45 minutes (30 questions).

Online Wine Academy™ Student Portal

Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.

NVWA Student-Only Community

Ask questions and get answers with NVWA certified experts. Plus, engage with our +4,000 community.

INTRODUCING

YOUR WINE GUIDE(S) FOR

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• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

Ace your WSET Certification

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ENROLL

You'll receive a Welcome Email with everything you need to get the most out of your experience.

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ATTEND

Join us live, ask questions, and accelerate your wine knowledge with our certified wine experts.

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TOAST

Celebrate your success with a deeper appreciation and understanding of what’s in the glass!

Frequently Asked Questions

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There is no previous knowledge necessary to enroll in this course.

Before you even step foot in our classroom, we offer you a complete online pre-study module which you can access immediately after enrollment. This best prepares you for your Level 1 exam which takes place at the end of your in-class session. (FYI, we consistently have some of the highest WSET exam scores globally.)

This introductory wine certification course teaches students through sight, smell, and taste to understand more about wine. By the end of class, you’ll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach to tasting and be able to identify the main styles of wine. You’ll also learn the fundamental principles of food and wine pairing and be able to apply these to your food and wine choices.  Napa Valley Wine Academy students also receive study pointers on the Level 1 WSET exam. Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, and you will enjoy guided tastings of 6-8 wines perfectly suited for calibrating your palate to WSET's Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting.  To obtain the WSET Level 1 Award Certificate in Wine, you will need to successfully pass the 30 multiple-choice exam. Exam orders are placed 21 days prior to the exam date and you cannot change the date once that order has been placed with the WSET.  Results take 4-5 weeks to be released by WSET.

Subject

Wine

Knowledge Level

Beginner

Certification

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Level

Level 1

Region of Study

Global

Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Location

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Course Dates

December 18, 2021, January 8, 2022, February 5, 2022, March 5, 2022, May 21, 2022, September 24, 2022

Course Format

Online Course

Want to know if this program is right for you?

Schedule a call to speak with one of our WSET diploma series experts.

How We’re Different

We’re Premier, not Pretentious

We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.

(There’s a reason we have some of the highest pass rates in the industry.)

WSET Educator of the Year 2016

AWARD WINNING

WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.

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