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WSET Level 1 Award In Wines

A Beginner Level Introduction to Wine

220€

Learn How to Taste Wine

École V offers a one-day wine introduction for beginners, culminating in the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines certification. You will discover the basic types and styles of wine through their appearance, nose, and palate while developing the skills to accurately describe wine and find the right food and wine pairings. You will taste 18 wines carefully selected from some of the most renowned organic and biodynamic vineyards across the world, including 6 wines from Château de Pommard.

This course can be financed by votre compte formation (CPF).

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WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is designed for beginners. This one-day course offers a practical approach to the world of wine imagined for both amateurs and those wishing to find a first job in the wine industry.

What will I learn?

  • The main types and styles of wine

  • The most common grape varieties and their characteristics

  • How to store and serve wines

  • The main principles of food and wine pairing

  • How to describe a wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

  • How we produce wine using biodynamic farming at Château de Pommard

For more information, please download the WSET Specifications as well as our program.

How do WSET Level 1 classes work?

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines consists of 6 hours of training by a WSET® certified educator. The course lasts one day, from 9 am to 5 pm, including a lunch break, study time and the exam.

You will study the elements presented in the materials given to you on your arrival. You will taste 18 wines following the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting® and explore the world of wine through presentations and exercises. Sessions are limited to 14 students.

Teaching tools and methods

A booklet containing the essential points covered during the course, tasting grids and exercises will be given to you on arrival. On the day of your training, you will be led by a WSET-certified educator using interactive and engaging teaching methods. The program includes presentations, discussions and visual aids, as well as guided tastings and self-assessment exercises.

Evaluation And Certification

A 45-minute final exam will take place from 4:15 pm to 5 pm. To obtain your certification, you must answer 70% of the 30 multiple-choice questions correctly. You will receive your results by email about 8 weeks after your exam date. Your certificate and pin will then be mailed to you. The success rate of our students in this exam is 97%. You can retake the exam if you do not pass for a fee of 60 euros.

What are the requirements to enter the course?

This training is intended for anyone who wants to discover the world of wine and learn its basics. Students must be 18 years old on the day of the training. Sessions are scheduled on the weekends. Registrations close 3 days prior the start date of the session or when full capacity is reached.

There is no preparation required for the WSET Level 1 Award in Wine.

To see all classes offered in Pommard and Paris, please download our calendar.

NEXT SESSIONS IN

PARIS

April 17, 2021
9am - 5pm
April 18, 2021
9am - 5pm
May 15, 2021
9am - 5pm
May 16, 2021
9am - 5pm
June 19, 2021
9am - 5pm
June 20, 2021
9am - 5pm
July 17, 2021
9am - 5pm
July 18, 2021
9am - 5pm
August 21, 2021
9am - 5pm

NEXT SESSIONS IN

POMMARD

May 15, 2021
9am - 5pm
May 16, 2021
9am - 5pm
June 12, 2021
9am - 5pm
June 13, 2021
9am - 5pm
July 18, 2021
9am - 5pm
August 28, 2021
9am - 5pm
August 29, 2021
9am - 5pm
September 11, 2021
9am - 5pm

How can I get my WSET program financed?

École V is registered at the specific repertory of trainings in France. If you live in France, you can finance your course with your CPF or by Pôle Emploi, depending on your professional status. To get more information, contact us by email at education@vivant.eco or by phone at +33 (0)3 80 22 07 99. To get a quote, please email us the following information: first name, last name, date and time of session, birth date, postal address and phone number. For job seekers, include your Pôle Emploi ID and the department number of the Pôle Emploi you are registered with.

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Our anti-discrimination and equal opportunity policy

At École V we are committed to equal opportunities and aim to create a space for learning and discovery for everyone. Our programs are accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or require special accommodations, please contact us at +33 (0)3 80 22 07 99 or education@vivant.eco. We will work with you to find a solution.

Updated on 02/22/2021 at 11 AM

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