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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

at Caves Bernard-Massard

€230 (incl VAT)

Learn the basics in this structured one-day introduction to wines

One-day (7 hours) * Taste 14 Wines * 45-minute multiple choice exam 

Upcoming Level 1 Courses

Date
Time
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WSET Level 1 – English
03 May 2024 (Friday)
9:30 – 17:00
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WSET Level 1 – French
04 May 2024 (Saturday)
9:30 – 17:00
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WSET Level 1 – English
26 May 2024 (Sunday)
9:30 – 17:00
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WSET Level 1 – French
29 June 2024 (Saturday)
9:30 – 17:00
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WSET Level 1 – French
27 July 2024 (Saturday)
9:30 – 17:00
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WSET Level 1 – English
01 August 2024 (Thursday)
9:30 – 17:00

Private classes on other dates available for groups of 6 or more (English only). E-mail WSET@bernard-massard.lu to learn more

Start your wine journey

This one-day qualification is suited for novice wine enthusiasts or those starting a career in hospitality. You will be introduced to the key stages in grape growing and winemaking, major grapes and wine styles, food and wine pairing and the storage and service of wine. We will taste 14 wines and pair them with common food components such as sugar, salt, acid and chili heat to examine the impact they have on wine.   

What you will learn

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • The key stages in grape growing and winemaking
  • Characteristics of wines made from popular grapes such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah/Shiraz
  • Key principles and practices involved in the storage and service of wine

The Exam

Level 1 is examined by 30 multiple choice questions to be completed ‘closed-book’ in 45-minutes. The pass mark is 70% and the exam takes place at the end of the final session.

You will receive a globally recognized certificate from the Wine Spirit Education Trust (WSET) upon successful completion of the exam. 

To find out more, please download the WSET Level 1 Specification.

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FAQs:

  • Tutored tasting of 14 wines
  • WSET course materials (provided at the start of the course)
  • WSET Level 1 exam on date of the class
  • Snacks for the food and wine pairing exercise (NOTE: Lunch is not provided, students will have a lunch-break to eat lunch at a local cafe)
  • Tour of Bernard-Massard’s cellars after the exam

The course runs from 9:30 to approximately 17h. There will be an hour lunch-break and some study time before the exam (which will start around 16h).

Students must be of legal drinking age (16 in Luxembourg. There are no other entry requirements for Level 1.

Registrations will close 3 days before the course date, or earlier if the class is full. 

  • Students must attend the course to be eligible to sit the exam. WSET does not authorize any candidate to attend an exam without attending the course. 
  • At the start of the exam, all candidates must show the invigilator phot ID as proof of identity.
  • The exam is ‘closed book’. Candidates must follow WSET’s examinations conduct including no cheating during the exam. Failure to adhere to WSET’s exam conduct requirements could render your exam invalid. 

WSET has 6 weeks to grade exams from the date they receive the papers in London. We will inform you by email when WSET sends us the grade list. Certificates and pins will follow in the post for successful candidates (can take up to 10 weeks from the exam date). 

If you fail your exam, you can pay to re-take the test. Please contact WSET@bernard-massard,lu for details of the fee and dates of future exams. 

You can transfer to another class date for a small admin fee (€25) up to 10 business days before the class start-date. For Level 1 only, cancellations/changes up to 3 business days before the class date can be accommodated for a fee of €65. Last-minute changes (within 3 business days of the course) are not possible as we will have incurred fees with WSET for your place and cannot register another student in your place. 

Yes, you can register via e-mail and we can invoice you for the course fees. E-mail WSET@bernard-massard.lu for more information. 

Currently we are offering classes in English and French. However, WSET materials are available in many languages. If you are interested in other language options please email WSET@bernard-massard.lu. 

Please inform us of any food allergies and intolerances on your registration form as some of our courses/events include food. We will do our best to accommodate however we do not accept any liability for allergic reactions that occur during or after our events. We do not prepare food on-site so we can only pass on the ingredient information from our caterers and therefore we do not accept any liability for allergic reactions. 

 

What is included in the fee?

  • Tutored tasting of 14 wines
  • WSET course materials (provided at the start of the course)
  • WSET Level 1 exam on date of the class
  • Snacks for the food and wine pairing exercise (NOTE: Lunch is not provided, students will have a lunch-break to eat lunch at a local cafe)
  • Tour of Bernard-Massard’s cellars after the exam

How is the day structured?

The course runs from 9:30 – 17:30 and includes an hour lunch-break and some study time before the exam

What are the registration requirements?

Students must be of legal drinking age (16 in Luxembourg). There are no other entry requirements for Level 1.

Registrations will close 3 days before the course date, or earlier if the class is full. 

How long does it take to get my exam results?

WSET has 6 weeks to grade exams from the date they receive the papers in London. We will inform you by email when WSET sends us the grade list. Certificates and pins will follow in the post for successful candidates (can take up to 8 weeks from the exam date).

What happens if I fail the exam?

 If you fail your exam, you can pay to re-take the test for an additional fee. Please contact WSET@bernard-massard.lu for fee applicable, and dates of future exams. 

Equal Opportunities

The Bernard-Massard Wine Academy and WSET strive to ensure that these qualifications are accessible to everyone. If you have any accessibility or educational needs, please email WSET@bernard-massard.lu so we can find a solution. Please see our Policies and Procedures document for more information.

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

Caves Bernard-Massard – 22, Route du Vin, Grevenmacher L-6794

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