WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Online Course

Start Date: 01/11/2021

Duration: 4-week, 7 module programme

Location: Virtual Delivery

Full Fee: €230

Network Members Fee: €184

Programme overview

A beginner level Introduction to Wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in 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. The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction to wine followed by some basic food & wine pairing.

Start Date: Monday, Nov 01, 2021
End Date: Sunday, Nov 28, 2021
Examination Date: Saturday, Dec 04, 2021
Final Enrolment Date: Monday, Oct 18, 2021

Learning Outcomes

  • 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)

Who is this course for?

For individuals new to wine study. This qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine.


Course Delivery

WSET Level 1 online will be based around a 4-week, 7 module online learning programme. Students are not required to purchase any text book for this course as all educational material is provided online.

Final date for enrolment: Monday September 20th.


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

Classroom or Remote Invigilation Examinations can be organised depending on Covid – 19 restrictions at the time.

Trainer Profile -WSET

WSET provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake for professionals and enthusiasts. The Wine and Spirits Education Trust qualifications, are at the core of the wine trade in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe, with a graduated training programme from beginner through to diploma level.

Courses are delivered and administered by Máirín Uí Mhurchú DipWSET. Fáilte Wine Education is a WSET Approved Programme Provider(APP) and Máirín is a WSET Certified Wine Educator.