WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

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



  • Consumers looking for an introduction to wine.

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


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

  • At least 21 years of age.

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You'll learn:

  • The key stages in grape growing and winemaking

  • The characteristics of common wine grapes

  • The main types and styles of wine

  • How to store and serve wine

  • The principles of food and wine pairing

  • How to taste wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)

Class includes:

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

  • WSET Level 1 Wine Study Guide

  • Guided tastings of 9 wines

  • WSET Level 1 Wine exam - 30 multiple choice questions

You'll achieve:

  • Successful candidates receive the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines 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 Schedule

WSET Level 1 Wine Day Class - Starts 7/13/19 >

Starts: 7/13/19
Schedule: Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:30am-5:00pm
Exam: Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:15pm-5:00pm
Availability: Open
Deadline to Register: 7/5/19 (2 weeks needed to sit exam day of class)

WSET Level 1 Wine Day Class - Starts 11/16/19 >

Starts: 11/16/19
Schedule: Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:30am-5:00pm
Exam: Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:15pm-5:00pm
Availability: Open
Deadline to Register: 11/1/19 (2 weeks needed to sit exam 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:  $275

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