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WSET Level 1 Award In Wines Online Self-Paced Course

Mon, June 12, 2023 (8:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

Cost: $325

Online & self-paced, without wine samples

Includes online course tuition, online study materials, postage for mailing of certificate & pin, and the final examination.

This online self-paced course is intended for distance learning students outside the greater DC-MD-VA metropolitan area and is based around a 4-week, 7 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time from WSET instructors in London. 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 located online in the Canvas online classroom – there are no physical reading materials issued. There are no wine samples included with this course, nor does the Capital Wine School offer wine tasting kits for purchase; students are responsible for sourcing and purchasing their own wines for tasting.

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.


Start date: June 12, 2023

End date: July 9, 2023

Online, remotely invigilated exam: July 15, 2023 at 10:00am

Course Structure

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 May 31, 2023 and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date. 

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 after registering to be added to the notification list for when in-person exams become available.

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.


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