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Women of the Vine & Spirits is an Approved Program Provider of WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - Online and is proud to offer the course to our members and non-members.


Course fee of $315 includes your online study materials, online course fees, online exam fees, any shipping fees, and processing fee as well as what is listed below!

This is a four-week online course with a fixed start date and includes 12 months of access to the online learning material.

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of wines. The qualification will assist those who need a basic familiarity with the main types and styles of wines, such as people who work with wines as part of a larger beverage portfolio in the retail and hospitality sectors.

What you'll learn:

  • 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) 


This course will be a four-week, seven-module online course with Online Educator support available during this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this four-week period. Each module includes a range of independent and/or group activities supported by videos and quizzes, designed to achieve the required learning outcomes to prepare for the examination.

Students are also advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. The list of recommended wines will be provided within each relevant module, but the full list of recommended wines can also be found in the course Specification document. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the Online Educator. If a student chooses not to taste alcohol for health or religious reasons, or is unable to purchase or access the styles of wines, this will NOT be a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

The course content should take a minimum of six hours of study. To obtain the WSET Level 1 Award Certificate in Wine qualification, students will need to successfully pass the Computer-based exam with remote invigilation made up of 30 multiple-choice questions in 45 minutes. Results take four to five weeks to be released by WSET, and successful candidates will receive a WSET Certificate and lapel pin.

Read Course Specifications HERE

Upcoming Course Dates
Click date to register for course

April 15 - May 12
(Exam: May 16)

June 10 - July 7
(Exam: Jul 11)

May 13 - June 9
(Exam: Jun 13)
July 8 - August 4
(Exam: Aug 8)

Remaining upcoming 2024 dates to be announced in June.



What’s Included?


WSET Online Classroom

Full 4-week Online Course

  • Module 1: What is Wine & How is it Made?
  • Module 2: Types & Styles of Wine
  • Module 3: Introduction to Tasting
  • Module 4: Grape Varieties & Wines
  • Module 5: Storage & Service of Wines
  • Module 6: Pairing Food & Wines
  • Module 7: Revision & Resources


  • Includes 1 year of course access
  • Interactive discussion forum with other students taking course from around the world
  • Weekly Quizzes
  • Mock Exam
  • Educational Videos


Access to expert instructors

  • You will work through the online modules under the watchful eye of a WSET educator who is available to answer your questions.

WOTVS Added Offerings

Complimentary Individual Membership with WOTVS

  • Non-Members: 
    • Complimentary 6-month Individual Membership to WOTVS with purchase of Level 1 Qualification 
  • Current Individual Members:
    • Purchase of Level 1 Qualification: 6-months extended membership access added to your account

Membership will be granted one week prior to the start of your course date.

Benefits provided with WOTVS Individual Membership

  • Job Board – access to current positions being offered by some of the leading alcohol beverage companies
  • ALL Live Chats, Master Classes, and Trainings available to Individual Members on topics including Personal Development, Education, Professional Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Networking, Mentorship: C-Suite Series Insights and others. 
  • Resource Downloads – including white pages and guides focused on best practices and industry specific topics
  • Membership Directory – access to our community of over 7000 industry professionals
  • Groups (Pride Alliance, POC Alliance, Brewers, Vine to Wine, Distillers, Entrepreneurs, etc.) – participate in specific conversations with other like-minded professionals

Additional Exclusive Benefits for WOTVS Students

  • Mentorship and Career Pathing Live Chats through the C-Suite Insights Series*
  • Curated "Recommended Tasting Samples" list, selected by WOTVS Corporate Members
  • Exclusive discounts and promotions from WOTVS Corporate Members 

*WOTVS Members are also invited to attend

Questions about enrolling, benefits or other?
Contact Kyndal Korsgaden at