An introduction to spirits suitable for those pursuing an interest in spirits.

 

Recommended for:

  • Consumers looking for an introduction to spirits.

  • Groups looking for a fun interactive class with an introduction to spirits.

Requirements:

  • 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.

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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)

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.

Specification

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Now two ways to learn - classroom or online!

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Classroom

Learn from instructors with industry experience. Class instruction includes guided tastings, interactive sessions and exercises designed to bring complete understanding of the learning objectives.

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

Current Course Schedule:

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.

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WSET Level 1 Spirit Day Class - Starts 6/29/19 >

Starts: 6/29/19
Schedule: Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:00am-5:00pm
Exam: Saturday, June 29, 2019 4:15pm-5:00pm
Availability: Open
Last Day to Register: 6/21/19 (2 weeks needed to sit exam on day of class)

WSET Level 1 Spirit Evening Class - Starts 9/26/19 >

Starts: 9/26/19
Schedule: Thursday, September 26-October 17, 2019 6:00-8:00pm
Exam: Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:15pm-8:00pm
Availability: Open
Last Day to Register: 09/18/19

WSET Level 1 Spirit Day Class - Starts 12/14/19 >

Starts: 12/14/19
Schedule: Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:00am-5:00pm
Exam: Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:15pm-5:00pm
Availability: Open
Last Day to Register: 12/6/19 (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!

Location:

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

Tuition:  $275

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

 
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Online

Learn about spirits through our 4-week WSET Level 1 Online study program that is flexible to work around your busy schedule. The WSET Level 1 Online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course, but through a supported and interactive online classroom which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator. This is a four-week, instructor led online course with fixed start and end dates.

The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on activities and forums. There is no set times to log into the course as there are are no live chats or webinars.

Each week consists of a series of online activities, often based on group discussion, with an online tutor allocated to guide you in your studies. A timed feedback test is provided at the end of each week for you to practice for the exam and assess your understanding of that week’s topics. Group tasting activities are also provided to familiarize you with the Systematic Approach to Tasting at the beginner level.

Class includes:

  • 4-week guided study (1 year course access)

  • WSET Level 1 Spirits exam - 30 multiple choice questions. Exams must be scheduled and taken in person at our Providence, RI location

Current Course Schedule:

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)

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WSET Level 1 Spirit Online Class - Starts 9/9/19 >

Starts: 9/9/19
Schedule: Monday, September 9 - October 6, 2019
Exam: Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:15-8:00pm
Availability: Open
Last Day to Register: 8/30/19

 

Exam Location:

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

Tuition:  $225

Tuition includes all registration fees and online course instruction and exam fees. 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

System Requirements:

You will need access to a computer and/or HTML5 compatible mobile or tablet with the following minimum requirements: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome or other HTML5 compatible web browser with Javascript and cookies enabled; Adobe Reader equivalent; Internet access (broadband recommended). Legacy browsers with known compatibility issues include; Moodle 3.6: Internet Explorer 10 and below and Safari 7 and below.