Texas Tech University

Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute

WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines


Dates for Fall 2018 Coming Soon

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Who Should Attend?

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

This course is taught at the TTU Fredericksburg teaching site, located in the hill country of Texas, an ideal setting for being introduced to the world of 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)

Entry Requirements

Students under the age of 21 are allowed to take the course and the exam, but are NOT allowed to sample any alcoholic beverages as part of their course.