Online Class Premier Host
Online & self-paced, without wine samples
Includes online course tuition, online study materials, postage for mailing of certificate & pin, and examination
This fully online course is intended for distance learning students outside the greater DC-MD-VA metropolitan area. Students located within the greater DC-MD-VA metropolitan area are encouraged to consider one of our one-day “online & live” courses instead, which include wine samples and a printed study guide. Click here to learn about the differences between “online” and “online & live” courses. Click here to return to the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course list to view “online & live” course dates.
The course will be based around a 4-week, 7 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time.
The course prepares the student for the WSET Level 1 Wine qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent activities to help students understand the differences between grape varieties and types and styles of wine.
All study materials are included in the online course.
Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. All the required wines for the course can be found in the online Equipment List. Any additional wines can be found in the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
Module 1: What is Wine & How is it Made?
Module 2: Types & Styles of Wine
Module 3: Introduction to Tasting
Module 4: Grape Varieties & Wines
Module 5: Storage & Service of Wines
Module 6: Pairing Food & Wines
***The registration deadline for this course is June 16, 2021, and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date. Requests for registration after the registration deadline will be considered on a case by case basis and will be assessed a $50 late registration processing fee.
EXAM INFORMATION (the exam takes 45 minutes to complete)
Due to covid-19, we are only able to offer an online/remote exam option for this course at this time.
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 wait to take a paper exam in person once conditions are safe to do so must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org after registering, or at least 17 business days prior to the scheduled exam – if we do not hear from you, you will be automatically enrolled in the online/remote exam option.