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WSET Level 1

Class Type: Certified Class
Duration: Three 3-Hour classes

The Level 1, WSET wine education class is for wine consumers looking for challenging wine classes and wanting to know more about the main grape varieties and food and wine matching. It may also be used for students who are looking to begin their first job in wine. The foundation wine education class will introduce them, at a very basic level, to the main styles of wine available, wine storage, service, and pairing.

The course includes a study manual, lectures, guided tastings, and the exam. Students who pass the exam will receive a certificate and pin.

WSET recommends a minimum of 6 total hours of preparation for the exam, all of which will be covered during the course. For more information on course content, please see the course specification here.

Any students needing to retake the exam may do so for $75.

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