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 1117    Starts 11/20/2017

    Starts: 11/20/2017
    Schedule: Mondays, November 20th - December 11th, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Monday, December 11th. If you are unable to sit the exam December 11th, you may withdraw without penalty by November 21st. After November 21st, 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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    Availability: Class Full

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    No class Monday, December 4th

  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 1217    Starts 12/06/2017

    Starts: 12/06/2017
    Schedule: Wednesdays, December 6th - December 20th, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Wednesday, December 20th. If you are unable to sit the exam December 20th you may withdraw without penalty by December 4th. After December 4th, 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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    Availability: Class Full

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  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 118    Starts 01/16/2018

    Starts: 01/16/2018
    Schedule: Tuesdays, January 16th - January 30th, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Tuesday, January 30th. If you are unable to sit the exam January 30th, you may withdraw without penalty by January 11th. After January 11th, 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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    Availability: Open for Registration

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  • WSET Level 1 Foundation Course F 218    Starts 02/01/2018

    Starts: 02/01/2018
    Schedule: Thursdays, February 1st - February 15th, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Thursday, February 15th. If you are unable to sit the exam February 15th, you may withdraw without penalty by January 30th. After January 30th, 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 318    Starts 03/08/2018

    Starts: 03/08/2018
    Schedule: Thursdays, March 8th - March 22nd, 6pm - 8pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Thursday, March 22nd. If you are unable to sit the exam March 22nd, you may withdraw without penalty by March 6th. After March 6th, 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 418 Intensive    Starts 03/10/2018

    Starts: 03/10/2018
    Schedule: Saturday, March 10th, 10am - 5:45pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: Immediately following class Saturday, March 10th. If you are unable to sit the exam March 10th, you may withdraw without penalty by February 20th. After February 20th, 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Availability: Open for Registration

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