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Course runs October 5 – October 26, 2023
Live Webinars: Thursdays 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 from 3-4pm ET.
Can’t make the live session? Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the 4-week session.
Exam will be online Sunday, October 29, 2023 at noon ET or can be arranged in person at a later date.
The WSET Level 1 course offers a true beginner’s overview of wine, and is geared to anyone with an interest in wine for personal enjoyment or launching a professional career. It’s a particularly good starting point for people just beginning to work in restaurants, hospitality, or retail. Level 1 is a fun way to get up to speed on what wine is and how it differs by style.
The Level 1 course provides a systematized way of learning about and tasting wine, focusing on knowledge that is practical, hands-on, and designed to build a foundation for future exploration. The course will introduce you to basics of wine, broad different styles, simple storage and service rules, and easy techniques for pairing wine with a range of foods.
Why Study WSET Level 1 With Commonwealth Wine School?
All students have 12 month access to our Online Learning Platform where you can access lectures (live and recorded), activities, and practice quizzes 24/7.
Students have access to a “Course Community” where they can discuss content with the instructor and other students.
Our dedicated WSET course instructors will be available to answer questions and comments, as well as provide feedback on assignments for the duration of the course.
A 6 wine tasting kit (187mL bottles) is included the price of the course.
Commonwealth Wine School students also receive access to industry discounts that will help you in your study of wine.
How does the Online Course work?
The course material should take about six hours in total to complete, plus revision time.
Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.
While participation in the webinars is encouraged, it is NOT required, as all webinars will be recorded and posted to the Online Learning Platform.
You can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should you have any questions.
Each module includes a series of independent activities to help you understand the differences between grape varieties and types and styles of wine.
At the end of the course, you’ll complete a short, multiple-choice exam (see schedule above), and upon passing, will receive a Level 1 WSET certificate.
This online course features 3 live lecture and tasting webinars and can also be accessed at any time 24/7 during the 4 week session. Students can watch videos (including recordings of webinars), practice tasting, and quiz yourself on your own schedule.
Students will receive a code for a free Wine Tasting Kit consisting of six 187mL bottles through Master the World ($100 value). Students will practice tasting live with their instructor and can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
For the complete specification for this course click here.
Price includes proprietary WSET Level 1 Ebook, examination (one attempt), tuition, 6-bottle wine tasting kit, and postage.
Tasting Kits ship via UPS to most US states except for the following: AL, AR, DE, KY, MS, RI, SD , and UT. We can also ship to AK, HI, and some international destinations for an additional charges.