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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines was created to introduce basic skills and product knowledge for anyone wishing to join the hospitality or retail wine trade. It is also ideal for wine enthusiasts who wish to learn more and gain confidence.

By the end of the course you’ll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach, and be able to identify the main styles of wine. You’ll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and be able to apply these to your own food and wine choices. Successful students 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)


Course duration: 

1 full day including the exam

Terms in 2024



20.9.2024 (deadline for applications: 6.9.2024)

                         9.00 a.m – 18.00 p.m

                         Lecturer: Michal Šetka


7.6.2024 (deadline for applications: 23.5.2024)

                         9.00 a.m – 18.00 p.m

                                                         Lecturer: Michal Šetka


27.6.2024 (deadline for applications: 12.6.2024)

                         9.00 a.m – 18.00 p.m

                                                         Lecturer: Klára Kollárová

Course fee: 5.990 CZK

(The course fee includes all study materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course. Study materials are issued at the start of the course. You shall receive a full year subscription to WINE & Degustation magazine as a bonus to every course.)

Application form: WSET application form

Please download the application form, complete it and email it to

Study Materials: 

Complete WSET® study packs (including the text book and study guide)


Number of Wines Tasted: 

You will taste approximately 8 different wines



At the end of the day there will be a 45 minute multiple choice exam of 30 questions.

You need 70% to pass.

Entry requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.

Course Information:

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification.

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