A basic level introduction to wine. Great for individuals pursuing an interest in wine, wine lovers, wine collectors or for those who want to start a career in the wine business. You’ll explore the main  grape varieties, wine regions and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately.

In this class, we taste about 10-12 different wines and learn about storage, service of wine and we also do an interesting food and wine pairing.

Price includes the WSET Level 1 Study Guide, all wines, tuition, printed materials and exam. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin (if you pass the examination).

Educators: Brianna Needle & Doreen Colondres

Raleigh, NC | May 30, 2020

Price $325.00

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SKU: L1W3 Category:


The WSET Level 1 Award in wines is a beginner level suitable for wine lovers pursuing a genuine interest in wine or for someone starting a career in wines.

What you’ll learn

You’ll explore major grape varieties, wine regions, factors affecting the flavor and aromas of wines. You will learn about how to store wine, wine pairing, service of wine and how to describe wines using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT).

Entry Requirements

There are no requirements for this qualification, but the student must have a legal drinking age in order to participate in the wine tasting. About 10-12 wines are tasted during the course.

Price includes the WSET Level 1 study guide, all wines, tuition, printed materials, exam, certificate and lapel pin (if you pass the examination).

For all WSET qualifications, we provide students with RIEDEL or ISO tasting glasses to use during class at no additional charge.


Courses are offered in person. This level has a minimum requirement of six hours of study time, in classroom or on-line.

After class, each student will take a 45-minute test. The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions and the student will need at least 70% to pass the exam.

WSET Students Cancellations/Refunds

WSET Students will receive a full refund 30 days before the day of the course. We will charge a $150 processing fee.

Making changes to your reservation within 21 days of the start day of the course will result in a fee of 25% of the cost of the course.

Students have no refunds 14 days before the day of the course or after a program has begun. If you need to be transferred to a future program, you must submit a request 14 days prior to the course and a $150 transfer fee will be collected to confirm the transfer.

For cancellations please send us an email to cheers@vitishouse.com

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Additional information

Select Dates

01 January 25, 2020, 02 March 21, 2020

Event Details

Day 1: May 30, 2020

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 04:30 p.m.

Venue: The Loading Dock - (Free parking available but Uber/Lyft is recommended)

Directions: 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604, USA

Email: cheers@vitishouse.com

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