WSET Level 1 in Award in Spirits | Online Course

Sharpen Your Knowledge of Spirits

An interactive online course designed to help anyone start talking about spirits with confidence.

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WSET Level 1 in Award in Spirits | Online Course

This is a four-week course with a fixed start date and includes 12 months of access to the online learning material.

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BEGINNER

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4 WEEKS

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28 HRS OF STUDY

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WSET Level 1 in Spirits CERTIFICATION

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Full 4-week Online Course

VIRTUAL-TASTINGS

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Students are given a list of recommended spirits to try and submit their tasting notes to the online instructor for feedback.
EXPERT-TEAM

Access to top highly trained and qualified expert instructors.

You will work through the online modules under the watchful eye of expert WSET instructors that are available to answer your questions.

All course materials along with exam fees, frameable certificate, and lapel pin (for those that pass the exam) are included in the enrollment fee.

Then It's Time To

Level Up Your SPIRITS IQ

WSET Level 1 in Award in Spirits | Online Course

$357.00

This is a four-week course with a fixed start date and includes 12 months of access to the online learning material.

A beginner-level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits.
For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits 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.

Napa Valley Wine Academy students will also receive study pointers on the Level 1 WSET Spirits exam. As you work through the online course, you will be submitting your homework assignments with your online instructor.

To obtain the WSET Level 1 Award Certificate in Spirits, you will need to successfully pass an online OR in-person exam that is made up of 30 multiple-choice questions.

For more information and complete details on the course requirements, please download the Specification.

You have 12 months from the start of your course to schedule your proctored EXAM. Exam orders are placed 21 days before 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.

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WHY STUDY WITH US?

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TASTE & TALK ABOUT SPIRITS LIKE A PRO

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Module 2

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits 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.

WHY ONLINE & WHY WITH US?

EASILY ACCESS GUIDED WEBINARS + EXPERTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

You’ll Be Making the Right Choice

You will be in good hands, studying with an expert instructor at America’s Premier Wine School, winner of the WSET Global and Riedel Wine Educator of the Year Award.

We Give You Flexibility

We offer you the largest selection of course dates and location options so you can find a class that best fits your schedule.

You’ll Be In Good Company

You will join a community of 4,000+ students who have studied with us and successfully completed the WSET certifications.

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

LEVEL UP YOUR SPIRITS EXPERTISE LIKE A PRO

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BUY THE COURSE

You’ll receive a Welcome Email with everything you need to access our proprietary learning platform, community and course materials.

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WATCH THE MODULES

Dive right into your materials, interact with our community, and engage with your expert instructors–100% online and at your own pace.

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LEVEL UP LIKE A PRO

Celebrate finally having a clear path to certification, or simply savor being able to impress friends and family with your elevated wine knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

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There is no previous knowledge necessary to enroll in this course.  This online class is specially designed for:

The WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of spirits. It is designed to provide a sound but simple introduction to spirits. The qualification will assist those who need a basic familiarity with the main styles and categories of spirits, for example, people who work with spirits as part of a larger beverage portfolio, in the retail and hospitality sectors. Successful candidates will be able to list the principal spirits categories, state their defining characteristics, and know the key principles involved in the storage and service of spirits. They will consequently be in a position to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for spirits service.

To obtain the WSET Level 1 Award Certificate in Spirits you will need to successfully pass an exam with 30 multiple-choice questions. - EXAM can be taken either online or in-person within 12-months of enrolling in the online course at one of our school locations. 

Includes:

  • Instructor support. 
  • A weekly quiz is provided at the end of each week for students to practice for the exam and assess their understanding of that week’s topics. 
  • Independent tasting activities are also provided to familiarize students with the Systematic Approach to Tasting at a beginner level. 
  • 30 question mock-exam to prepare you for the actual in-person exam.
  • One exam credit 

System Requirements: As this course is taught online, students will require access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible with Javascript and cookies enabled. Adobe Reader XI or equivalent. Adobe Flash Player 11. Internet access (broadband recommended). 

Subject

Spirits

Knowledge Level

Beginner

Certification

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Level

Level 1

Region of Study

Global

Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Course Format

Online Course

Location

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 our unique approach is winning awards.)
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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IN-PERSON COURSE & WORKSHOP REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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3555 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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555 McMurray Road

Buelton, CA 93427

 

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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)

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1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

 

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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)

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1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203

 

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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)

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1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606

 

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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559

 

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