Onsite Course
May 6, 2020
6:00 - 8:00pm
Wine Enthusiast; 200 Summit Lake Dr. Valhalla, NY 10595
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A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.

Who is it for?

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

What you’ll learn

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

What You Need to Know

Class Study and Exam Time

May 6: 6 – 8pm
May 13: 6 – 8pm
May 20: 6 – 7pm

Registration Requirements

At least 21 years of age

Exam Format:

30 multiple choice questions and will be given on May 20th, at 7:00 pm – the last class in your studies.

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Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $50.00 Examination Fee: $95.00
Study Kit: $45.00 Tuition: $305.00
TOTAL: $495.00
Optional exam re-sit fee: $75

Where We Are

200 Summit Lake Drive, 4th Floor
Valhalla, NY 10595

Learn about wine from the experts at our Westchester headquarters, easily accessible from Connecticut, Upstate New York and beyond (and just 30 minutes North of Manhattan). You’ll be attending class at the same hub where thousands of wines are tasted every month for Wine Enthusiast Magazine and be able to browse our one-of-a-kind wine cellars and home décor in our showroom before class.

Due to COVID-19 the Wine Enthusiast Retail Showroom is temporarily closed until further notice. Please feel free to call us at 914.345.9463 with any issues or concerns.

What's the WSET

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is an awarding body and registered charity devoted to the development and delivery of qualifications and courses in wines and spirits. Established in 1969 for the UK wine trade, WSET has since grown to become the global industry leader.

As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, our educational products offer impartial and sound learning on which individuals and businesses can build knowledge and expertise.

Social responsibility is a part of all our teaching programmes, therefore WSET is proud to partner with Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre Programme and DrinkAware.co.uk.

WSET qualifications are available through a network of over 800 Approved Programme Providers (APPs) including Wine Enthusiast Academy working in over 70 countries and more than 15 languages. We also run our own flagship school, WSET School London from our headquarters on Bermondsey Street, London. The school offers the full suite of WSET qualifications alongside tasting sessions, career talks and bespoke programmes.

WSET credentials

WSET is committed to delivering our qualifications to the highest standard. We achieve this through a quality assurance programme where all course providers (Approved Programme Providers) must meet rigorous approval criteria and on-going monitoring requirements.

WSET is recognised as an awarding body by the English regulator for qualifications, examinations and assessments, Ofqual. It also operates a quality management system that complies with ISO 9001:2015, and is a member of the UK’s Federation of Awarding Bodies.

In addition, we work closely with the industry to ensure that our qualifications and education products are job-relevant. Many of the industry’s leading brands support our work through our Corporate Patronage Programme.

In 2015 WSET was recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

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