cork stack (2)gift-vouchersA great fun course for new or inexperienced hospitality or retail employees wishing to learn the basic product knowledge and skills in the service and sale of wine.  Typically run in 1 day, it’s also perfect groundwork for the wine enthusiast who wishes to delve further into the world of wine as it gives an easy introduction to wine styles, storing and serving of wine and food and wine matching.Ideal too if you’re looking for something a bit more imaginative and different for Team Building sessions or perhaps more informative entertainment for clients.  Our tutors can create a programme around your needs.

COST  £135 including VAT

Fee includes LUNCH (see opposite), study materials, wine tastings, tuition, examination and provision of tasting glasses during the course.

EVERY lecture day, we provide a really lovely lunch for you to enjoy as well as experience and learn about food and wine matching first hand!! ALL included in the course fee!!

EVERY lecture day, we provide a really lovely lunch for you to enjoy as well as experience and learn about food and wine matching first hand!! ALL included in the course fee!!

all inclusiveEXAMINATION  30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes.  A mark of 70% required to pass.


Code L1W1050/York/9.15am-5.00pm

  • Saturday 24th February 2018
  • Exam Saturday 24th February 2018


WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Codebooknow L1W1051/York/9.15am-5.00pm

  • Saturday 19th May 2018
  • Exam Saturday 19th May 2018



Code L1W1052/York/9.15am-5.00pm

  • Saturday 6th October 2018
  • Exam Saturday 6th October 2018


Not seeing the dates you fancy?  Let us know, there maybe something in the pipeline or a private course running that you may be able to join!

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS  All bookings are on the basis that you have read and agreed to the Booking Terms and Conditions.  Click here.

Subjects studied Content: –

Wine Tasting Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting

Food and Wine Matching A practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully

Wine Service and Storage Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wine

Social Responsibility A guide to sensible drinking

Types and Styles of Wine Learn about what makes wines taste different

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

Named Wines White:  Pinot Grigio, Soave, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes

  • Red:  Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja, Chianti
  • Sparkling:  Champagne, Cava
  • Fortified:  Port, Sherry

Number of Wines Tasted 7 wines will be tasted as part of the course

Study Materials Students will receive the Foundation Certificate Study Guide

Duration of the Course Daytime  1 day inclusive of examination.  Evening – 6.45pm – 9.30pm over 2 consecutive evenings

Certification All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin


Q.  How much prior knowledge of wines and/or spirits should I have before attending this course?

A.  None at all.  This course has been devised for individuals with an aptitude to learn rather than a prior knowledge of wine.

Q.  What is the recommended self study time for this programme?

A.  The exam takes place at the end of the day session, therefore, no self study time is required unless of course it whet’s your appetite and you decide to continue your studies and join the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits.

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