WSET Level 1 Award in Wines from £145

Newcastle Wine School is the North East’s leading provider of WSET courses and part of the - 2015 Riedel WSET Educator of the Year Winning - Local Wine School network, the UK's largest network of WSET certified educators. 

The WSET courses provide internationally-recognised qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. The courses are all Ofqual regulated.

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines 

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the service and retail of wine to prepare a person for their first job in hospitality or retail.

This course is also a good introductory first course for the wine enthusiast who wishes to be introduced in a structured way to wine styles, storing and serving of wine and food and wine matching.

Newcastle Wine School has provided WSET training to the Region’s leading restaurants including; Blackfriars, House of Tides, The Staith House and The Bay Horse, Hurworth. Andrew Ray of the Michelin starred House of Tides restaurant in Newcastle with his Level 3 Certificate


  • Wine Tasting : Taste and describe wines using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting
  • Food and Wine Matching : A practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
  • Wine Service and Storage : Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wine
  • Social Responsibility : A guide to sensible drinking
  • Types and Styles of Wine : Learn about what makes wines taste different
  • Grape Varieties : Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the main grape varieties
  • Main white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
  • Main black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
  • Named Wines : White: Pinot Grigio, Muscadet, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes
  • Red: Claret, Beaujolais, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja, Chianti
  • Number of Wines Tasted : 9 wines will be tasted as part of the course
  • Study Materials : Students will receive the Foundation Certificate Study Guide
  • Duration of course : 1 day inclusive of examination
  • Modes of Study : Day Release
  • Examination : 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. A mark of 70% required to pass
  • Certification : All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.

We also offer the WSET Level 2 in Wines and Spirits Course.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sun 24th May 2020

Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses provide globally recognised qualifications which are suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP) Newcastle Wine

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Date/Time: 24th May 2020 at 10 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: Blackfriars, Newcastle

Price: £145.00







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