Wine & Sake Education

EMW has been providing high quality wine education and training sessions for wine professionals and wine lovers since 2003, and also cooperate with SSA as the exclusive course partner in many cities in Mainland China. The Sake Sommelier Association (SSA) is the oldest non-Japanese body to provide formal sake education. 

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification 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. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. 


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)



Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. 


Course Information

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below.