WSET Level 1 in Wines Online

The course WSET Level 1 in Wines Online was created for students who prefer a flexible study program. During a 4 week online study program, you will follow exactly the same syllabus as classroom students do, but through a supported and interactive Online Classroom.  Each course has a specific start date and exam date, as well as a registration deadline. You will receive a course calendar with the weekly subjects, background information to read, activities relevant for each subject, tasting assignments (students have to supply their own samples) and quizzes. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions.   If you prefer to study in the classroom, we recommend you the course WSET Level 1 Award in Wines or WSET Level 2 Award in Wines.

Who it is aimed at ?

  • Wine lovers wanting to know more about wines within an interactive, structured framework.
  • For the beginning wine professionals

In which language?

WSET ® Online Classroom courses are only offered in English, but study material and exams can be ordered in English, French, German or Italian.

What you will learn?

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to make food and wine pairings
  • How to store and serve wine
  • How to describe wine using the WSET ® Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine ® (SAT)
  • Social responsibility surrounding wine consumption

Examination WSET Level 1 in Wines Online

To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions. A total mark of 70% or more is required to receive the WSET ®  Level 1 Award in Wines certificate and lapel pin. The certificate is recognized internationally.

Examination date must be scheduled with Transylvania Wine School. It is a 45 minute exam that must take place after the advertised finish date of the course. This examination can be via Remote Invigilation. The students will be monitored using Remote Invigilation technology. Please click here for a video showing how Remote Invigilation works. Further detailed information is available here: Candidate Joining Instructions. When ready to take the exam, we’ll arrange a date and time.

Entry requirements WSET Level 1 in Wines Online

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be 18 years old to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

Price: € 190.

Please note that additional charges are applicable for all exam re-sits and non-attendance.
Exam resit : €80

What’s Included in our WSET Level 1 in Wines Online course?

  • All online tuition
  • All course materials
  • Exam fees
  • Certificate with Lapel pin when you pass.
  • Domestic courier costs for your course books, and for your certificate and lapel pin

Wines are not included in the cost of this course and although it will greatly enhance your learning experience, it is not compulsory to taste any wine.

You can order WSET recommended samples in miniature bottles from here.

Our recommended list with wines you can buy from Romania.

International students

International courier costs for your certificate are not included, and they will be covered by you. Before you book a class, check the courier costs to your location from Cluj.

Next courses

Registration closes 10 days prior to the online course start date. If payment has not been received by this date your registration will be cancelled.