WSET Level 1 in Wines in Liverpool: Study in one day

One day, 9.15am-5.30pm

Jane Clare from One Foot in the Grapes will lead this introduction to wine course in a Liverpool city centre venue.

You’ll learn new wine-tasting skills, trying seven wines to explore different wine styles. A food and wine matching session will show how food changes wines.

Please read the terms and conditions before booking.


The Drinks Trust Develop scheme

One Foot in the Grapes has partnered with the Drinks Trust charity to make our courses available within the trust’s Develop bursary scheme.

  • What is it: If you’re a wine enthusiast, or starting out in the hospitality industry, this introduction to wine course gives you the basics for your wine journey. 
  • Where and when is it: This course is studied in a day in a Liverpool city centre venue. The exam is in the final session.
  • 2024 dates at City Wine Bar, Liverpool:
    October 14 – Monday
  • Entry requirements: You don’t need any  qualifications, or knowledge about wine, to join this Level 1 course. 
  • How does it work:  This one-day course in a Liverpool venue begins with introductions at 9.15am, with the exam from 4.30pm.
  • Wines and food pairing: You’ll taste at least seven wine with a two-hour workshop on comparing wines with foods. See the panel below for the full course outline.
  • Theory only: The qualification can be gained by only studying theory. This is suitable for under-18s or others who do not wish to have alcohol.
  • The study fee: This course is £180 if booked by the end of July 2024. WSET fees rise in August. It includes wine and food samples, and the examination fee – but not resit exams.  
  • Study guide: A study guide will be posted to allow for reading ahead of the course.  
  • How to book: Select a date within the shopping basket. There will be an option to pay in three instalments (if eligible).
  • To complete the booking:  One Foot in the Grapes will request a form of photo ID. 

WSET Level 1 Wines Specification

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How do you pass?
You will sit a 45-minute exam of 30 multiple-choice questions. You need 70% or more to pass and will receive a certificate and pin.

An Introduction to Wine: The WSET Level 1 in a day

Session One:  

An Introduction to Wines:

  • What is wine
  • How grapes grow
  • Where grapes grow
  • Making wine
  • Types of wine
  • Principal grape varieties
  • Via hands-on experiments, you’ll discover important factors in red winemaking; and a sweetness and acidity tasting test will hone your palate.    

Session Two: 

Understanding the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine:  

  • We’ll taste three wines  – a white a red and a rosé using the WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting.
  • The aim is to experience and objectively describe wines with different notable characteristics e.g. high acidity, low and high tannins, and learn and discover different aromas and flavours.  

Session Three:  

Storage and Service: 

  • The ideal conditions for storing and methods for preserving wine.
  • The recommended service temperature for the principal types and styles of wine.

Lunch Break

Session Four

Food and wine pairing (two hours):
There will be a tasting of four more wines with different notable characteristics e.g. high acidity, low and high tannins, high alcohol, sweetness

    • We’ll then experience how all of our wines each interact with different types of food, using sweet biscuits, cheese, salt,  lemon, and chilli-flavoured crisps 
    • Via a restaurant wine list excercise, we’ll interpret wine styles and suggest food pairing matches.

Revision break

Exam (4.30pm)  

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