Online Class Premier Host
$375 – 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, and the examination.
This course meets virtually via Zoom Tuesday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, with wine samples and study guides available for pickup curbside at the Captital Wine School on Monday, August 22 between 12pm – 5pm. Participants will take the exam online via remote invigilation on Tuesday, September 13 at 5:30pm.
August 22: Wine Sample/study guide pickup between 12pm – 5pm by appointment.
August 23: Class meets on Zoom from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
August 30: Class meets on Zoom from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
September 13: Online, remotely invigilated exam from 5:30pm – 6:15pm
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.
Students who would prefer to take a paper-based exam in person at the Capital Wine School should email us at email@example.com after registering to be added to the notification list for when in-person exams become available. Students taking an in-person exam will be required to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative Covid-19 test result taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to the in-person exam.
Important: Due to WSET exam order deadlines, students who wish to reschedule an in-person paper-based exam must notifiy us more than 12 business days before the exam date, and students who wish to reschedule an online/remote exam must notify us at least 9 business days before the exam date, in order to avoid paying a new exam fee. Requests for rescheduling after these times will incur new exam fees as follows: $95 for a Level 1 in-person exam or $125 for a Level 1 RI exam.
Registration deadline: The registration deadline for this course is 11:55pm on August 21. There are no cancellations or refunds available within 7 days of the course start date.
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 7 days before the scheduled class. Materials will ship to arrive the day before class, and we cannot accommodate requests for materials to arrive earlier than the day before class.
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.
*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.