Designed for beginners, this course will provides hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. The final exam consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. Successful completion of the exams earns students WSET level 1 Award in Spirits certificate. The course fee includes all study materials, tuition, examination and postage. Course Fee: $225

The American Wine School offers WSET Level 1 Spirits in two different online formats: WSET Global Classroom , a tutor-guided course with weekly activities you complete at your leisure during the week and American Wine School Virtual Classroom which meets weekly at specific dates and times just like an in-person classroom. These Virtual lectures are led by a live instructor and are identical to our face-to-face instruction with one exception; students are responsible for purchasing the wines for the course. During the course, students are able to ask questions, chat with other candidates, and submit tasting notes for one-on-one feedback. Virtual sessions are recorded for candidates who might miss a class or want to listen to a lecture again.

Once the course is over, students sit the exam in person at an American Wine School location or online from the comfort of your own home. COVID-19 UPDATE: As of June 1, 2020 WSET will offer Level 1 Award in Spirits exam virtually ONLINE. While in-person exams are still available, WSET will now offer online exams making it possible to take the exams from the comfort of your own home.

The Level 1 Spirits Virtual course fee of $225 includes study guide, online course, and exam fee. All spirits tasted during the course are purchased by candidates.