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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

A beginner level wine course for those starting a wine career or beginning to explore wine for personal interest.


Prerequisite: None

This one-day, 6 guided learning hour course, provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine, and wine and food pairing. You will:

  • Explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste
  • Understand common wine grapes and their characteristics,
  • Learn to describe wines accurately
  • Assess a range of food and wine pairings, under the guidance of Chef Carrie Rau DipWSET
  • Practice selecting wines to match with diverse menu options
  • Learn how to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Upon successful completion of a 30-question multiple-choice exam you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

The Course includes:

  • WSET L1 Wines Workbook
  • Tutored tasting of 10 wines, including sparkling and fortified
  • 6-item tasting flight of chef-prepared foods (alert us to allergies/preferences upon registering)
  • Hands-on group activities

Guided review to help prepare for the multiple-choice exam

All WSET textbooks and study guides are in an eBook format.

Specification

Please click on the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines specification for further details

Available course formats:

Daytime (Mondays) and Weekends (Saturdays)

Programme Details:

Session 1

  • WSET Level I Systematic Approach To Tasting
  • The main styles of wine
  • Key grape varieties
  • Service of wine

Session 2

  • The importance of matching food with wine
  • Discuss - sweetness, umami, acidity, saltiness, bitterness, chili heat
  • Cooking methods
  • Great food and wine pairing experiences with Chef Carrie Rau,DipWSET
  • Exam  - passing grade is 70%

Course Fee

$495.00 CAD all inclusive. Please note that IWEG is HST exempt by the CRA. Income tax receipts are issued to all students for the applicable tax year.

Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.

Program Administrator: please contact Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org

IWEG's Cancellation, Refund and Exam Re-sit fee policy:

Please read IWEG's Cancellation and Refund Policy carefully before registering

Please note all course materials are paid upon registration, and are non-refundable.

Exam re-sit fee for WSET Level 1 Award in Wines: $150:00


 


Available Classes:


WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - September 2021 Starts Sep. 25, 2021

Cost: $495
IWEG Drinks Academy
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a full day of study Saturday, September 25th 2021,  9:30AM - 4:30PM, delivered by IWEG's WSET Certified Educator for this course, Karen Lavigne DipWSET.  The enriched Food and Wine Pairing component will be delivered by chef and sommelier Carrie Rau DipWSET, providing the opportunity to experience key pairing principles through 5 gourmet tastings. Carrie also leads the group in educational and entertaining menu design activities. Exam @3:30PM. Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition. Students are required to read through all material before attending class in order to be familiar with content and participate in activities.  There will be a short midday break for refreshment. Glassware provided. IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your credit card please call into the office at 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($495)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - October 2021 Starts Oct. 23, 2021

Cost: $495
IWEG Drinks Academy
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a full day of study Saturday, October 23rd 2021,  9:30AM - 4:30PM, delivered by IWEG's WSET Certified Educator for this course, Karen Lavigne DipWSET.  The enriched Food and Wine Pairing component will be delivered by chef and sommelier Carrie Rau DipWSET, providing the opportunity to experience key pairing principles through 5 gourmet tastings. Carrie also leads the group in educational and entertaining menu design activities. Exam @3:30PM. Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition. Students are required to read through all material before attending class in order to be familiar with content and participate in activities.  There will be a short midday break for refreshment. Glassware provided. IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your credit card please call into the office at 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($495)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - November 2021 Starts Nov. 20, 2021

Cost: $495
IWEG Drinks Academy
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a full day of study Saturday, November 20th 2021,  9:30AM - 4:30PM, delivered by IWEG's WSET Certified Educator for this course, Karen Lavigne DipWSET.  The enriched Food and Wine Pairing component will be delivered by chef and sommelier Carrie Rau DipWSET, providing the opportunity to experience key pairing principles through 5 gourmet tastings. Carrie also leads the group in educational and entertaining menu design activities. Exam @3:30PM. Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition. Students are required to read through all material before attending class in order to be familiar with content and participate in activities.  There will be a short midday break for refreshment. Glassware provided. IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your credit card please call into the office at 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($495)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - December 2021 Starts Dec. 18, 2021

Cost: $495
IWEG Drinks Academy
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a full day of study Saturday, December 18th 2021,  9:30AM - 4:30PM, delivered by IWEG's WSET Certified Educator for this course, Karen Lavigne DipWSET.  The enriched Food and Wine Pairing component will be delivered by chef and sommelier Carrie Rau DipWSET, providing the opportunity to experience key pairing principles through 5 gourmet tastings. Carrie also leads the group in educational and entertaining menu design activities. Exam @3:30PM. Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition. Students are required to read through all material before attending class in order to be familiar with content and participate in activities.  There will be a short midday break for refreshment. Glassware provided. IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your credit card please call into the office at 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($495)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - January 2022 Starts Jan. 22, 2022

Cost: $495
IWEG Drinks Academy
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a full day of study Saturday, January 22nd 2022,  9:30AM - 4:30PM, delivered by IWEG's WSET Certified Educator for this course, Karen Lavigne DipWSET.  The enriched Food and Wine Pairing component will be delivered by chef and sommelier Carrie Rau DipWSET, providing the opportunity to experience key pairing principles through 5 gourmet tastings. Carrie also leads the group in educational and entertaining menu design activities. Exam @3:30PM. Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition. Students are required to read through all material before attending class in order to be familiar with content and participate in activities.  There will be a short midday break for refreshment. Glassware provided. IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your credit card please call into the office at 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($495)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - February 2022 Starts Feb. 26, 2022

Cost: $495
IWEG Drinks Academy
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a full day of study Saturday, February 26th 2022,  9:30AM - 4:30PM, delivered by IWEG's WSET Certified Educator for this course, Karen Lavigne DipWSET.  The enriched Food and Wine Pairing component will be delivered by chef and sommelier Carrie Rau DipWSET, providing the opportunity to experience key pairing principles through 5 gourmet tastings. Carrie also leads the group in educational and entertaining menu design activities. Exam @3:30PM. Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition. Students are required to read through all material before attending class in order to be familiar with content and participate in activities.  There will be a short midday break for refreshment. Glassware provided. IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your credit card please call into the office at 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($495)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - March 2022 Starts Mar. 26, 2022

Cost: $495
IWEG Drinks Academy
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a full day of study Saturday, March 26th 2022,  9:30AM - 4:30PM, delivered by IWEG's WSET Certified Educator for this course, Karen Lavigne DipWSET.  The enriched Food and Wine Pairing component will be delivered by chef and sommelier Carrie Rau DipWSET, providing the opportunity to experience key pairing principles through 5 gourmet tastings. Carrie also leads the group in educational and entertaining menu design activities. Exam @3:30PM. Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition. Students are required to read through all material before attending class in order to be familiar with content and participate in activities.  There will be a short midday break for refreshment. Glassware provided. IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your credit card please call into the office at 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($495)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - April 2022 Starts Apr. 23, 2022

Cost: $495
IWEG Drinks Academy
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a full day of study Saturday, April 23rd 2022,  9:30AM - 4:30PM, delivered by IWEG's WSET Certified Educator for this course, Karen Lavigne DipWSET.  The enriched Food and Wine Pairing component will be delivered by chef and sommelier Carrie Rau DipWSET, providing the opportunity to experience key pairing principles through 5 gourmet tastings. Carrie also leads the group in educational and entertaining menu design activities. Exam @3:30PM. Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition. Students are required to read through all material before attending class in order to be familiar with content and participate in activities.  There will be a short midday break for refreshment. Glassware provided. IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your credit card please call into the office at 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($495)

WSET Level 1 Award In Wines - May 2022 Starts May. 21, 2022

Cost: $495
IWEG Drinks Academy
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a full day of study Saturday, May 21st 2022,  9:30AM - 4:30PM, delivered by IWEG's WSET Certified Educator for this course, Karen Lavigne DipWSET.  The enriched Food and Wine Pairing component will be delivered by chef and sommelier Carrie Rau DipWSET, providing the opportunity to experience key pairing principles through 5 gourmet tastings. Carrie also leads the group in educational and entertaining menu design activities. Exam @3:30PM. Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition. Students are required to read through all material before attending class in order to be familiar with content and participate in activities.  There will be a short midday break for refreshment. Glassware provided. IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your credit card please call into the office at 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($495)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - June 2022 Starts Jun. 18, 2022

Cost: $495
IWEG Drinks Academy
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a full day of study Saturday, June 18th 2022,  9:30AM - 4:30PM, delivered by IWEG's WSET Certified Educator for this course, Karen Lavigne DipWSET.  The enriched Food and Wine Pairing component will be delivered by chef and sommelier Carrie Rau DipWSET, providing the opportunity to experience key pairing principles through 5 gourmet tastings. Carrie also leads the group in educational and entertaining menu design activities. Exam @3:30PM. Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition. Students are required to read through all material before attending class in order to be familiar with content and participate in activities.  There will be a short midday break for refreshment. Glassware provided. IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your credit card please call into the office at 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($495)