The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines was created to introduce basic skills and product knowledge for anyone wishing to join the hospitality or retail wine trade. It is also ideal for wine enthusiasts who wish to learn more and gain confidence.
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 you’ll learn
- The main types and styles of wine
- Common wine grapes and their characteristics
- How to store and serve wine
- The principles of food and wine pairing
- How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
1 full day including the exam
Mgr. Michal Šetka
Publicist, taster, photographer and co-founder of the WINE & Degustation magazine. He has been specialising in the wines of traditional European regions for considerable time now. Having completed several courses and training programmes (including WSET level 3 Advanced) in the field of wine in classic European wine countries, he is a taster and jury member at the most prestigious international and local wine competitions held every year. He also deals with issue of investment in French and Italian wines, has collaborated on a number of book publications on the subject of pairing food and wine and had his articles and photographs published in a great many professional and lifestyle magazines. He is a guarantor for the TOP Wine Destination project and president of the international wine trade fair, Wine Prague.
He was awarded the title “Valpolicella wine specialist” at the University of Verona in February 2018.
Ing. Mikuláš Duda DipWSET
Since 2011, Mikuláš Duda has published more than 500 posts on his blog about wine: Podkorkem.cz. In addition to regular wine tasting and exploring the world of wine, Mikulas has graduated from the Advanced Course Wines and Spirits International Weinakademie Österreich in 2015 and then the prestigious WSET Diploma Course in Wines and Spirits at the beginning of 2017. Currently he works as a Business and Marketing Director at VinoDoc company, where he is focussed on imports of premium wines from Italy.
Ing. arch. Vladimír Hipper DipWSET
Vladimir Hipper studied at the prestigious WeinAkademie Österraich where he obtained the title DiplWSET in spring 2015. In autumn of the same year he graduated at this school having been awarded the title WeinAkademiker. Professionaly an architect and a member of the Czech chamber of Architects he is currently deeply engaged in wine judging, participating in both domestic and international wine competitions.
MKM Jazyková škola Překladatelská agentura, Jakubská 1, 602 00 Brno
The course fee 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.
You shall receive a full year subscription to WINE & Degustation magazine as a bonus to every course.
Please download the application form, complete it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete WSET® study packs (including the text book and study guide)
Number of Wines Tasted
You will taste approximately 8 different wines
At the end of the day there will be a 45 minute multiple choice exam of 30 questions and you need 70% to pass.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.
All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.
For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below.