WSET Level 1 in Wines

This is the ideal place to start

This is an introductory course suited to those with a basic knowledge as well as the total beginner.
You will learn how to select the perfect bottle with confidence, how to taste and describe wines,
all about food and wine pairing, and taste 8-10 beautiful wines.
All kinds of wine lovers take it for business certification, or pleasure.

Course Overview

The WSET Level 1 is a fantastic introductory wine course. We take you on a vinous journey around the world, packed full of exceptional quality wine tastings and food pairing exercises. It's both educational and entertaining.

You will learn about:

  • How to taste and describe wines
  • How to pair food and wine
  • The characteristics of the classic grape varieties
  • Grape growing, terroir and winemaking
  • Storage and service
  • Champagne & Port
  • Tips on buying wine
  • The main types and styles of wine

What's Included

  • WSET textbook
  • WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT) guide
  • Registration, tuition fees, sample for tasting, tea/coffee, business lunch and one sitting of examination
  • Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


  • There are no prerequisites for WSET Level 1 Wines
  • Candidates must be at least 21 years of age to participate

Tastings & Instruction

In this 1 day course you'll be guided through tastings of 8-10 benchmark wines. You'll learn about the classic grapes, enhanced by video clips from leading winemakers.

Our engaging and passionate instructors are highly qualified experts who are happy to answer all your questions. It's fun, relaxed and you can sit back and enjoy the day.


At the end of the course there is a 30 question multiple choice exam with a pass mark of 70%. You have 45 mintues to complete the closed book examination. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate which is a formal qualification in wine with international recognition, and a beautiful lapel pin. Many students frame their WSET certificates. So enroll today and fuel your passion.

Results are graded as follows:

  • Pass Mark of 70% and above
  • Fail Mark of 69% and below


Installment options available kindly contact us for more details.

TERMS: Payment is required to secure the booking. Your payment is non-refundable but you can transfer it once to another person or to a future course of the same type, if you contact us 14 days or more before the start date. In the rare event Barrels & Beyond has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund.

Exam Re-sit

If you are unsuccessful, you are able to re-sit your exam. There is no limit to the amount of re-sit exam attempts. Each re-sit exam incurs a charge of AED 350. Please refer to the Exam Schedule and to book your exam, please email You are not permitted to re-sit any qualification to improve a Pass grade.

Course Format

1 FULL DAY COURSE (8-10 wines tasted) | from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm


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The perfect course to start your wine education

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Who takes this course?

Everyone! The vast majority are wine lovers from all walks of life, and all ages.

We do welcome many people from the wine industry, especially those working in restaurants, retail and distribution. This is an introductory course and we presume no prior knowledge, but we do cater to the more advanced too. Our instructors are happy to answer questions throughout the day.