WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

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The WSET Level 1 Foundation Course All WSET courses at Hennings Wine Merchants are taught by WSET Certified Educators who are qualified as a minimum to Diploma Level. Who is the Foundation Course for? The Level 1 Foundation Course is ideal for anyone wishing to be introduced to wine in an interactive, structured and concise manner. It is also suited to those wishing to start a career or who are in their first job in the wine or hospitality sector and provides the basic product knowledge and skills for the service. The course leads to a WSET Level 1 Award qualification. WSET Level 1 Award in Wines This course is a good introductory course for the exploration of wine styles, food pairing and making the most of wine by learning about the correct storage and service conditions for a variety of wine styles. The course includes wine tasting and a food and wine pairing workshop. Available as a one day course.   When are the examinations? The examination will take place as the last session of the day. You will not have to attend any additional days for the examination. What is included in the fees? Fees include study materials, samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course. Study materials are issued at the start of the course and are not available in advance. WSET Level 1 Award in Wines                                                 Entry Requirements: None. Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines using the systematic approach to tasting. Food and Wine Matching: A practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully. Wine Storage and Service: Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wine. Social Responsibility: A guide to sensible drinking. Types and Styles of Wine: Learn about what makes wines taste different. Grape Varieties: Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the main grape varieties. Main white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling. Main black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz. Named Wines: White wine: Pinot Grigio, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes. Sparkling wine: Cava, Champagne. Red wine: Claret, Beaujolais, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja, Chianti. Number of Wines Tasted: 8 wines will be tasted as part of the course. Study Materials: Students will receive the Level 1 Award in Wines Study Guide. Duration of Course: 1 day inclusive of exam. Mode of Study: Day release. Examination: WSET Level 1 Award in Wines 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. A mark of 70% required to pass. Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.