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: $27.22
Exam: $78.00
Tuition: $240.00
Total: $369.22

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 217    Starts 02/16/2017

    Starts: 02/16/2017
    Schedule: Thursdays, February 16th - March 9th, 6pm-8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Thursday, March 9. If you are unable to sit the exam March 9, you may withdraw without penalty by Feb 21 . After Feb 21, 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 317    Starts 03/16/2017

    Starts: 03/16/2017
    Schedule: Thursdays, March 16th - March 30th, 6pm-8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Thursday, March 30. If you are unable to sit the exam March 30, you may withdraw without penalty by March 15. After March 15, 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 417    Starts 03/27/2017

    Starts: 03/27/2017
    Schedule: Mondays, March 27th - April 17th, 6pm-8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Monday, April 17. If you are unable to sit the exam April 17, you may withdraw without penalty by March 24. After March 24, 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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    No Class April 10, 2017

  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 517    Starts 05/24/2017

    Starts: 05/24/2017
    Schedule: Wednesdays, May 24th - June 7th, 6pm-8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Wednesday, June 7. If you are unable to sit the exam June 7, you may withdraw without penalty by May 23. After May 23, 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 617    Starts 06/13/2017

    Starts: 06/13/2017
    Schedule: Tuesdays, June 13th - June 27th, 6pm-8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Tuesday, June 27. If you are unable to sit the exam June 27, you may withdraw without penalty by June 12. After June 12, 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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