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Online live (recordings available*) with wine samples included
Includes all WSET study materials, wine tasting samples selected by Jay Youmans MW, online class session guided by a CWS instructor, the examination, and mailing of certificates of achievement to addresses in the US.
This course meets virtually via Zoom on Monday, March 4 and Monday, March 11 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, with wine samples and study guides available for pickup curbside at the Captital Wine School on Friday, March 1 between 12pm – 5pm. The exam is online via remote invigilation on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00am ET.
March 1: Wine Sample/study guide pickup between 12pm – 5pm by appointment.
March 4: Class meets on Zoom from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
March 11: Class meets on Zoom from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
March 23: Online, remotely invigilated exam from 10:00am – 10:45am
6 Guided Learning Hours, including 45 minutes for the examination
This class covers the main types of wine, the most common grape varieties, wine service, storing and serving wine, tasting technique, how to describe the smell and taste of wine, and the basics of pairing food and wine. During the class, students taste eight different wines. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.
EXAM INFORMATION (the exam takes 45 minutes to complete)
The exam is an online, remotely invigilated exam.
Registrants should access the “RI-Candidate Information” document in the FAQ section of the website under “Can I Take My WSET Exam Online” to determine if this method of exam delivery is right for you.
Rescheduling of exams: Students who are unable to attend the scheduled exam may request to defer to one of our other scheduled exams. Please review the following document for deadlines and fees associated with reschedule requests. Students will also receive an email reminder approximately one week before the rescheduling deadline: WSET Exams Rescheduling Deadlines & Fees
Wine sample/study guide pickups: Please make a note of the wine sample/study guide pickup date mentioned in the schedule above, as it will not appear on your registration confirmation. We cannot accommodate requests for wine sample pickups in advance of the date/times mentioned above. Students who are unable to come to the school to pick up their wine samples and study guide may have their materials shipped to them for an additional shipping fee – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Requests for shipping must be received no later than 11:55pm on February 25. Materials will ship to arrive the day of or a few days before the first class; although we cannot guarantee an arrival date, students may reach out to request tracking infomration on the pickup date noted above.
Invitation to join course: Zoom invitations will be emailed the day of the first class and may not have an @capitalwineschool.com suffix if it comes directly from the instructor teaching the class/course.
You may review the school’s cancellation/rescheduling policy here.
*The Capital Wine School makes every effort to record each class and to make the recorded session available to participating students for up to one week after the scheduled class. While we have been able to successfully record these sessions for the vast majority of our classes, occasionally a technical glitch or human error will result in a failure to record some or all of a class. The Capital Wine School will not offer refunds or other concessions for classes that a student is unable to attend live, and for which a recorded session is unavailable due to an unexpected error. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage students to try to attend the live, online class session(s) as scheduled whenever possible.
For detailed information about the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, please click here to download a PDF of the WSET’s Specifications.