WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

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)


Course duration

1 full day including the exam


Terms in 2018

2 March 2018

9.00am – 6pm

Lecturer: Michal Šetka


3 March 2018

9.00am – 6pm

Lecturer: Michal Šetka

Attention: This course is organized in cooperation with FH MENDELU at the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, Valtická 337, 691 44 Lednice.


4 May 2018

9.00am – 6pm

Lecturer: Ing. arch. Vladimír Hipper DipWSET



Ing. Mikuláš Duda DipWSET

Since 2011, Mikuláš Duda has published more than 500 posts on his blog about wine: 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.


Vladimír Hipper



MKM Jazyková škola Překladatelská agentura, Jakubská 1, 602 00 Brno


Course fee

5.990 CZK

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.



Application form

Please download the application form, complete it and email it to

WSET application form


Study Materials

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.


Entry requirements

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.


Course Information

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

Level 1 Specification


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