WSET® Level 1 Wines

WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines
Confidence for Front Line Staff- Quality at the points of sale


Within a short period of time the product knowledge and the skills required by those dealing directly with consumers / customers can be acquired.. The methodology of pairing food & wine is studied and analysed in depth at this level.


Level 1 is aimed at frontline professionals .  It is also addressed to employees without previous relevant background or training seeking to acquire the necessary knowledge-base. The programme  is designed is such a way that even a general the consumer/ wine  lover can attend and  understand concepts such as the tasting of single variety and more complex wines and the combination of wine and food. Level 1 is is useful and necessary tool in his/her contact with wine whether in the restaurant, in the off-license or at home!


  • The main varieties and styles of wine
  • A systematic approach to tasting (WSET® Level 1 Systematic approach to tasting)
  • The main characteristics of the main grape varieties.
  • Legal safety and responsible consumption issues,
  • Food and wine pairing
  • For successful completion of the course students are evaluated by a 30 multiple choice questions  test and a food & wine matching test.
  • Test Selection Language: Greek or English


  • Total duration of Programme : 4 weekly lessons + exam (or intensive one weekend courses+ exam)
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • Entry Requirements: The student  should be 18 years or older.
  • Those who pass the exam will receive a WSET® Level 1 Awards in Wines and Spirits certificate and a pin with the logo of Ariadne.

Level 1 Award in Wines Specification