An introductory wine course taught in English by a certified mother-tongue English speaking Educator, aimed at all wine enthusiasts or those who are thinking of pursuing a career in the sector. The WSET Level 1 qualification is considered a first approach to the international wine world: with the opportunity to learn about the main classifications through the sight, smell and taste of the wines we offer you during the course. The WSET Level 1 certification will allow you to accurately describe a wine and to know all the rules for pairing it with the right dishes.

Duration: 1 day, from 9:00 to 17:00 with 7 hours of in-person lessons and tasting of 9 wines.

Before proceeding with enrollment, we require that you contact us for any special educational needs to be taken into consideration during courses and exams and which may require “reasonable adjustments.” All information will be considered and treated as confidential between the student, Italian Wine Academy and WSET.

Attention : The courses will be held only and exclusively upon reaching a minimum number of 10 students. All participants must have a green pass.

Wset Level 1 Award in Wine



At the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the main factors that determine the style and characteristics of the wine

  2. Identify the various stages of grape ripening and understand the most common vineyard practices and particulars.

  3. Know the main rules for serving and storing wine and the influence that the temperature, position and lighting have on the conservation of the bottle.

  4. Know the main rules for pairing wine with food, and understand the interactions and influences they have on each other.

  5. Describe a wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT), a rigorous and universal method that will allow you to acquire a common language, usable all over the world.

The Courses 2019 – 2021

17 February 2020

Vinitaly International Academy

30 March 2020

Vinitaly International Academy

25 October 2021

Vinitaly International Academy – Exam 18 November


Final exam

The WSET Level 1 Diploma is awarded upon passing a written test of 30 multiple choice questions.

Before proceeding with the payment / registration, please read carefully the terms and conditions at this link for registration to the courses

Please note: the courses will only be activated with a minimum of 10 participants