WSET Level 1 Wine

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

One-Day Course

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Course Fee: $475 (lunch included)

Also includes study guide, Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® Level 1 laminated grid, wine, instruction, exam and certificate and lapel pin upon successful completion. 

Tasting Glasses

Glassware will be provided.  

You may also purchase glasses here.  (You will be required to have your own glasses for all higher-level WSET courses.)

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines was originally designed as an entry level qualification for new or inexperienced front line staff in hospitality and retail.  It has evolved and now experiences much broader appeal. Anyone just starting to learn about wine would benefit from this fun and interactive course. 

During the morning session, we learn about wine and and how to taste in a more mindful way than simply drinking wine with friends on a patio. We'll explore different styles of wine, learn about the service and storage of wine and gain a little insight  and legal issues surrounding wine before we break for our catered lunch.

The afternoon is all about playing with your food. By combining different foods with wine, you'll learn how each of the major flavour senses (sweet, salt, bitter, sour, umami) interact with wine and change it for the positive (or negative). What a great take-away for the next time you're entertaining or dining out! 

Who should take this course

  • You have limited wine knowledge and you want to learn about the main styles of wine and the foods that work with them

  • You are starting your first job in hospitality or retail


What’s covered

  • The main types and styles of wine

  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics

  • How to make food and wine pairings

  • Tutored tasting of eight wines

  • Service and storage of wine

  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Course Dates/Locations

All classes run from 9:00 - 5:00



September 8, 2019
November 10, 2019
January 19, 2020
March 15, 2020


September 15, 2019
November 3, 2019
January 12, 2020
March 8, 2020


Payment Options

Full payment is required at time of registration.  


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Adventure in Wine
200 Bain Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 1G1

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Additional information regarding the WSET programs and qualifications can be found here.