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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

wsetSt Mary’s University is delighted to host The Rebecca Lamont Wine School, who will deliver the WSET-Accredited Level 1 Award in Wines in the beautiful Gothic surroundings of our campus.

We and Rebecca welcome you to the historic Waldegrave Suite, where you will learn about and sample the main types and styles of wine. The course provides a beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.

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. 

Dates and times

There are no current dates available for this course. Please email to register your interest.


This course will take place on our Main Campus, Twickenham.


The full price for this course is £175.

Course content

You will cover:

  • 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).

WSET full course specification


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions. 

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual. 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of UK legal drinking age to participate.