WSET® Level 1 Foundation Course

Who It’s For:

Wine lovers, both consumer-level and those entering the wine or hospitality trade who have no previous wine knowledge.

What You’ll Learn:

The main styles and types of wine, the characteristics of the primary wine grape varieties, wine service and tasting technique and the legal and health issues surrounding wine and service. You’ll taste seven wines in class, learn how to analyze them and why they do or don’t pair well with the primary elements in food.

Class Format:

Five hours of class time and a 45-minute, multiple-choice exam.

What You’ll Achieve:

• The ability to select and serve wines with greater confidence.
• An understanding of the main types and styles of wine available.
• Basic knowledge of proper wine storage and service.
• Understanding and experience in the core principles of food-and-wine pairing.
• An understanding of the issues relating to the safe consumption of wine.
• Successful candidates receive the WSET® Level 1 Award in Wine.

* This course is a non-occupational course. Non-occupational courses are not intended to provide instruction that will result in the student’s acquisition of occupational skills.

Entrance Requirements:

At least 21 years of age

Pricing of WSET® Level 1 Foundation Course:

Registration Fee: $24.00
Study Kit: $35.38
Exam: $83.00
Tuition: $240.00
Total: $382.38

WSET® Level 1 Foundation Course adheres to the Mini-Course Refund Policy.  For details see our  policy.

Following are current in-session and upcoming classes. If you don’t see a class that fits your schedule, check back soon; new classes are constantly being added!

Classes fill up quickly! Please be sure to sign up early. It is best to have a second course date in mind when signing up, in case your number one choice is full.

Current Course Offerings

  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 319    Starts 03/07/2019

    Starts: 03/07/2019
    Schedule: Thursdays, March 7th - March 21st, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Thursday, March 21st, 2019. If you are unable to sit the exam March 21st, you may withdraw without penalty by March 7th. After March 7th there will be a $78 fee to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam. After 12 months, another exam fee applies.
    Availability: Class Full

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  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 519    Starts 04/08/2019

    Starts: 04/08/2019
    Schedule: Mondays, April 8th - April 22nd, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Monday, April 22nd, 2019. If you are unable to sit the exam April 22nd, you may withdraw without penalty by April 8th. After April 8th there will be a $78 fee to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam. After 12 months, another exam fee applies.
    Availability: Open for Registration

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  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 619    Starts 05/08/2019

    Starts: 05/08/2019
    Schedule: Wednesdays, May 8th - April 22nd, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019. If you are unable to sit the exam May 22nd, you may withdraw without penalty by May 8th. After April 8th there will be a $78 fee to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam. After 12 months, another exam fee applies.
    Availability: Open for Registration

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