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) Defining Wine Ltd has been certified to offer this qualification as part of the UK’s Qualifications and Credits Framework which is accredited by OfQual.
Who's it for?
The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is intended to establish the basic skills and product knowledge required in the service and retail of wine; it is ideal for preparing 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 study in a structured way: the qualification will cover skills such as identifying wine styles, practice of storing and serving wine, and food and wine matching.
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
Types and Styles of Wine
Learn about what makes wines taste different
Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the main grape varieties:
– Main white grape varieties: Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio & Riesling
– Main black grape varieties