wset Level 1 award in wines

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Overview

This is an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. It is a great course for those wanting to know about wine styles, grape varieties, food & wine pairing and correct service and storage of wines. The course includes a tutored tasting of 6 wines and a food and wine matching exercise. The course is aimed at:

  • Wine consumers wanting to know more about wines within an interactive, structured framework.
  • Candidates with their a job in hospitality or retail who work with wines.

The lectures are run on one full day that includes the examination at the end. The exam lasts for 45 minute and consists of 30 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 70%.

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Topics

  1. Wine Tasting: taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting®
  2. Food and Wine Matching: a practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
  3. Wine Service and Storage: learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wine
  4. Social Responsibility: a guide to sensible drinking
  5. Types and Styles of Wine: learn about what makes wines taste different
  6. 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

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Price

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines 1 day course: KES 25,000.00 (excl. VAT). 


Course fees includes:

  • All tuition
  • Course guide book – ‘An Introduction to Wine’
  • Exam fees 
  • International courier costs (exams are marked in London)
  • Food and wine pairing
  • Tasting of the main grape varieties (6 wines)
  • Lunch & refreshments
  • Certificate with Lapel Pin when you pass 

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