WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

An introduction to spirits suitable for those starting a beverage career or pursuing an interest in spirits.



  • Consumers looking for an introduction to spirits.

  • Individuals looking to get into the spirits industry who have no previous spirits knowledge.


  • No previous study requirements. WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits is NOT a prerequisite to taking the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits. In fact we encourage those looking for a serious spirits class to start with WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits.

  • At least 21 years of age.



You'll learn:

  • The basic principles of spirit production

  • The main types and styles of spirits

  • How to serve spirits

  • Factors affecting the flavor of spirits

  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits (SAT)

Class includes:

  • 7-hour program (6.25 hours of instruction and 45 min exam)

  • WSET Level 1 Spirits Study Guide

  • Guided tasting of 10 spirits

  • WSET Level 1 Spirits exam - 30 multiple choice questions

You'll achieve:

  • Successful candidates receive the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits certificate and lapel pin.

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



When, Where and How?

Classes fill up quickly! Enroll today to secure your seat.  
Classes limited to 16 people (Got a group? Contact us for rates for groups 5 or more)

Please note that exams must be ordered two weeks prior to the class. Candidates who register for the class after this date will not be able to sit for the exam on the day of class. It will be offered at a future date that is convenient for the candidate.

Current Course Offerings:

WSET Level 1 Spirit Day Class - Starts 5/5/19 >

Starts: 5/5/19
Schedule: Sunday, May 5, 2019 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Exam: Sunday, May 5, 2019 (4:15pm-5:00pm)
Availability: Open
Last Day to Register: 4/30/19 (2 weeks needed to sit exam on day of class)

Don't see a schedule that works? Check back often, new classes scheduled all the time!


60 Valley Street, Suite 105, Providence, RI 02909 (Free parking available in the adjacent parking lots)

Tuition:  $350

Tuition includes all registration fees, study guide, classroom instruction, exam fees and spirits tasted in class. Select "Enroll Now" to pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.  Please contact Spirited Grape at 401-632-0149 for alternate payment methods or group rates