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 1118    Starts 10/22/2018

    Starts: 10/22/2018
    Schedule: Mondays, October 22nd - November 5th, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Monday, November 5th. If you are unable to sit the exam November 5th, you may withdraw without penalty by October 17th. After October 17th, 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.

    **Per WSET procedures you will be required to sign in with a photo ID on exam day**
    Availability: Open for Registration

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  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 1218 INT    Starts 10/13/2018

    Starts: 10/13/2018
    Schedule: Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Saturday, October 13th. If you are unable to sit the exam October 13th, you may withdraw without penalty by September 25th. After September 25th, 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.
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  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 1318    Starts 11/20/2018

    Starts: 11/20/2018
    Schedule: Tuesdays, November 20th - December 4th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Tuesday, December 4th. If you are unable to sit the exam December 4th, you may withdraw without penalty by November 19th. After November 19th, 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.
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  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 1418    Starts 12/06/2018

    Starts: 12/06/2018
    Schedule: Thursdays, December 6th - 20th, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Thursday, December 20th. If you are unable to sit the exam December 20th, you may withdraw without penalty by December 3rd. After December 3rd, 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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