The WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) courses are ideal for wine enthusiasts, trade professionals, or those interested in entering the industry. For professionals and consumers alike, the WSET courses provide an easy-to-understand, professional approach to learning about wine regions and wine styles in a comprehensive way. You will also learn how to systematically taste wines in a way that sets you apart as we taste through the main grapes around the world. Its certifications are globally recognized and respected.
With the world's most recognized provider of wine certification courses
For individuals new to wine, this level provides a hands-on introduction to the world of 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.
Learn the Systematic Approach to Tasting and understand how to describe wine using the level 1 tasting grid.
Explore the main styles of wine like dry vs sweet, sparkling and fortified.
Learn about common wine grapes and their characteristics, like Chardonnay, Cabernet, Riesling, Syrah and more.
How to serve and store wine + principles of food and wine pairing are also explored.
WSET Level 1 Online
Online classes will take place online on Zoom. Links will be provided.
This is self-paced but you must take exam within 12 months.
Tuesdays, 6 to 9pm live online via zoom.
May 18, June 1, June 15 (exam)
$325 fee includes exam, books, and instruction. Wine is additional and information on selecting those will be emailed to you.
*You will be redirected to Neptune School of Wine when you enroll.
Group Rates Available for 4+ people. Please email email@example.com for discount code.
*Disclaimer: Due to Covid shutdowns it is possible these dates may change
The Wine Smarties is the proud San Diego and Temecula satellite of Neptune School of Wine, WSET Approved Program Provider, Centre 838! All courses are taught by Lindsay Pomeroy a Master of Wine (MW).
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Some of our 5 Star Reviews
After taking the WSET course, I feel much more confident in social settings or in the company of wine gurus as I Now have a great foundation for understanding the various grapes and regions of the world
Absolutely amazing learning environment. She teaches with excitement and passion for wine. I highly recommend any of her courses to anyone in the industry or just wanted to know more about wine!!
Lindsey is extremely knowledgeable about wine, and she's pretty funny as well. The class was casual and fun, and of course involved lots of wine drinking, so it was a blast. Highly recommend.