Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Award in Wines Level I, ONLINE STUDY

Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Award in Wines Level I, ONLINE STUDY
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Wine & Spirit Education Trust 
Level I: Award in Wine
Presented by WSET Certified Educators



Learning about wine has never been more flexible. Enjoy the ability to work around your existing schedule through enrollment in our 4 week WSET Level 1 Online study program. 

Through a supported and interactive Online Classroom, the Level 1 Award in Wine online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course while allowing you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator. 

This course follows a 4-week study program including live webinars and instructor support with set start and finish dates along with a 30 multiple choice examination which must be completed in person at Atlanta Wine School.

The course prepares the student for our qualifications 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 and/or group activities to help students understand the differences between spirit types and styles.

System Requirements: Students will require access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 9, Chrome 10 or equivalent with Javascript enabled. Adobe Reader XI or equivalent. Adobe Flash Player 11. Internet access (broadband recommended)

Course Syllabus

Module 1 – What is Wine & How is it Made?
Module 2 – Types and Styles of Wine
Module 3 – Introduction to Tasting
Module 4 – Grape Varieties & Wines
Module 5 – Storage & Service of Wines
Module 6 – Pairing Food & Wines
Module 7 – Revision

Earn A Credential In Wine: 

Candidates who successfully complete the certification course and pass the examination will have gained:

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wine certificate
  • WSET lapel pin
  • Training in the broad range of wine, spirits and liqueur and the knowledge to help you in sales, hospitality and wholesale areas of the industry
  • Tutored blind tasting experience using the WSET methodology
  • Ability to identify the main styles of wine
  • Learn the key principals of food and wine pairing
  • Understand how to serve and store wine
  • Ability to move onto the Level II: Award in Wines & Spirits Qualification

Is This Program Right for YOU:

For Industry Personnel and Consumer Wine Lovers, our online classroom includes a structured and informative program that provides vocational training in the broad range of wine and spirits to underpin job skills and competencies in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retail, restaurant and wholesale industries.

This certification is both valuable for the consumer wishing to gain a broader understanding of wine and spirits, as well as learn how to taste and assess wines professionally; and for those working in the industry desiring to obtain an intermediate level professional certification from a trusted internationally recognized organization. 

The online classroom includes a guided tasting of wines utilizing the WSET systematic approach to tasting wine that enables students to access wines in a structured manner. In addition, students will receive study pointers for the Level 1 WSET exam.  Throughout this interactive course, you will be asked to share your learning experience with the rest of the course group, looking at what wine labels tell you about the contents of the bottle and exchange tasting notes. Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste a minimum of 8 wines which are not provided although guidance will be provided on the styles to taste.

There is no pre-requisite or prior knowledge required to take this program.


The cost for this program includes:
-Level I Online Study Materials
-Online program

-Suggested tasting samples
-Certificate and pin upon completion*

Course Dates:
NOTE: We are unable to make exceptions for course registration deadlines.

Mon June 29th 2020 - Sun July 26th 2020 O1WI2006APP DEADLINE June 15

Mon July 20th 2020 - Sun August 16th 2020 O1WI2008APP DEADLINE July 10

7 Sep 2020 - 4 Oct 2020 O1WI2101APP Deadline August 26th

9 Nov 2020 - 6 Dec 2020 O1WI2102APP Deadline October 28th

11 Jan 2021 - 7 Feb 2021 O1WI2103APP Deadline December 30th

22 Feb 2021 - 21 Mar 2021 O1WI2104APP Deadline February 10th

26 Apr 2021 - 23 May 2021 O1WI2105APP Deadline March 10th

28 Jun 2021 - 25 Jul 2021 O1WI2106APP Deadline June 16th


Exams are now available ONLINE! The below are tentative classroom dates. 

Sunday, August 9th

Sunday, September 27th

Sunday, November 15th

Exam updates will be communicated via email. Please note there is a $100 cancellation fee after exams have been ordered.  Exams will be held at the Atlanta Wine School/Vino Venue location in Atlanta, GA at: 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody, Road, 30338.

AWS is unable to offer a Trade discount on this course.
Exam Location:
Vino Venue
4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338