Designed for beginners, this 4-week 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 45 minute exam consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. Successful completion of the exams earns students WSET level 1 Award in Spirits certificate. The total number of course hours is 6.
The American Wine School WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits
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 and American Wine School Virtual Classroom, which meets weekly at specific dates and times just like an in-person classroom.
WSET Virtual Classes meets online weekly at specific dates and times just like an in-person classroom. These classroom lectures are led by a live instructor from the American Wine School and are identical to our face-to-face instruction with one exception; Students are responsible for purchasing the spirits for the course. Virtual sessions are recorded for candidates who might miss a class or want to listen to a lecture again. While there is no blind tasting on the exam, sampling spirits is a fun part of the learning experience. Students should taste a range of spirits during their studies. During the course, students will be asked to submit tasting notes for feedback. Suggested spirits can be found in the course Specification.WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Specification
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.