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

Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of the International Wine Center. To apply, fill out the application and email it to operations@internationalwinecenter.com

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 518    Starts 04/09/2018

    Starts: 04/09/2018
    Schedule: Mondays, April 9th - April 23rd, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Monday, April 23rd. If you are unable to sit the exam April 23rd, you may withdraw without penalty by April 5th. After April 5th, 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: Class Full

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  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 618    Starts 05/09/2018

    Starts: 05/09/2018
    Schedule: Wednesdays, May 9th - May 23rd, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Wednesday, May 23rd. If you are unable to sit the exam May 23rd, you may withdraw without penalty by May 7th. After May 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.

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

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  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 718    Starts 06/05/2018

    Starts: 06/05/2018
    Schedule: Tuesdays, June 5th - June 26th, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Tuesday, June 26th. If you are unable to sit the exam June 26th, you may withdraw without penalty by May 31st. After May 31st, 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**
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    No class Tuesday, June 12th

  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 818    Starts 07/09/2018

    Starts: 07/09/2018
    Schedule: Mondays, July 9th - July 23rd, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Monday, July 23rd. If you are unable to sit the exam July 23rd, you may withdraw without penalty by July 5th. After July 5th, 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 1518 INT    Starts 06/09/2018

    Starts: 06/09/2018
    Schedule: Saturday, June 9th, 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Saturday, June 9th. If you are unable to sit the exam June 9th, you may withdraw without penalty by May 23rd. After May 23rd, 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: Class Full

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