WSET Level 1 Award In Wines

A Beginner Level Introduction to 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.

Your WSET Level 1 in Wines at A Glance

You Will Taste

14 Wines

The Course Lasts

6 Hours

The Pass Rate at École V

94% in 2022-2023

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.

The Course Organisation

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines consists of 6 hours of course with 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 study materials and you will taste 14 wines following the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting®. Sessions are limited to 14 students.

The Teaching Resources

A booklet containing the essential points covered during the course, tasting grids and exercises will be given to you on arrival. The program includes presentations, discussions and visual aids, as well as guided tastings and self-assessment exercises to let you explore the world of wine.

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. You can resit the exam if you do not pass for a fee of 60 euros.

What are the requirements to enter the course?

This course is intended for anyone above 18 years old who wants to discover the world of wine and learn its basics. There is no preparation required for the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

Sessions are scheduled on the weekends. Sessions are offered in the heart of Pommard, in French and in English. 

Registrations close 3 days prior the start date of the session or when full capacity is reached.

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

How can I get my WSET program financed?

If you live in France and want to finance your course with an OPCO, Pôle Emploi or your company, please contact us by email at 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. 

This course is no longer eligible for CPF funding.

Who is this 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.

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 We will work with you to find a solution.

For personal reservations without external financing, École V offers a reduction of 10% per-person for a group of 2 or more people booking the same WSET Level 1 in Wines session at the same time. Please contact us at to benefit from this offer. Please note that the special offer can not be applied retroactively.

By registering for a session you recognise having read and agreed to the terms of sale.

Last update on 13/07/2023 at 11A.M.