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WSET Level 1 Award In Wines

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    Sat, September 23, 2023 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Capital Wine School
5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 7
Washington, DC 20015
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Cost: $395.00

6 hours of guided in-person learning including the exam

This in-person course includes all WSET study materials, wine tasting samples selected by Jay Youmans MW, a class session guided by a CWS instructor, the examination at the end of the class, and mailing of certificates of achievement to addresses in the US.

This one day course meets in person at the Capital Wine School on September 23, 2023. There is no pre-study required; students will receive their study materials when they arrive for class.

Approximate Schedule

9:00am: Class begins

12:00pm: Short break for lunch*

12:30pm: Class resumes

2:15pm: Examination

*Lunch is not included in the registration fee. Students may bring their own lunch or visit one of the local eateries. 

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.


The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions which students have 45 minutes to complete.


Requests to cancel/reschedule must be received on or before September 18; we are unable to reschedule or issue refunds after this time. You may review the school’s cancellation policy here.

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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