WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
$425 (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.
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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.)
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Adventure in Wine
200 Bain Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 1G1
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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
- The main styles of wine
- The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
- The characteristics of the common grape varieties
- Service of wine
- Health, safety and legal issues
- The pairing of food and wine
This is a one-day course. There is a 30-question multiple choice test at the end of the day. When you pass, you will receive a certificate from Adventure in Wine as well as an official WSET Level 1 Award in Wine certificate and lapel pin.
Kitchener-Waterloo Location and Dates
The Walper Hotel
20 Queen Street South | Kitchener ON N2G 1V6
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A form needs to be completed for each participant. If you are registering more than one person, please add them one at a time.
Additional information regarding the WSET programs and qualifications can be found here.