The Good Wine Habit

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

About the course

This course is addressed to novice wine enthusiasts and to professionals starting their new career in wine or hospitality. You will learn to describe wine in an easy, but structured way through sight, smell and taste thanks to a systematic approach and you will be able to identify the main styles of wine. By the end of the course you will also understand the key principles of food and wine pairing, wine service and storage and be able to apply these principles to everyday life and work.

No prior knowledge is required. The course will be delivered in English, so a good level of English is beneficial.

After passing the final exam, students will receive a WSET Certificate and a lapel pin.

Course Programme

  1. The key stages in grape growing and winemaking:
    • Name the main parts of a grape and what they contain
    • Name the key stages in the annual cycle of grape growing and know what happens during ripening
    • Name and define different grape-growing climates and state how they can affect the characteristics of grapes
    • List the requirements for and the products of alcoholic fermentation
    • Name and correctly order the key stages in the production of still white, red and rosé wines
  2.  Types, characteristics and styles of wines from the principal grape varieties and other examples of wines:
    • Define the types of wine and the characteristics that contribute to their styles
    • Name the principal grape varieties and identify the characteristics and styles of their wines
    • Identify and relate examples of wines from principal grape varieties to the grape varieties, types, characteristics and styles of wines
    • Identify and relate other examples of wines to the types, characteristics and styles of wines
  3. How to Store and Serve Wine:
    • Identify and describe the basic principles for a correct wine service and storage
    • Identify the principal food and wine interactions and recognise the effect they typically have on a wine
  4. WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT):
    • Learn how to describe a wine through a tutored tasting of eight samples

Note: you are not required to read the study material before attending the classes. The study material will be delivered the first day of the course. Six hours study time delivered as guided learning hours in the classroom is needed to sit the final exam.

About the exam

In order to obtain the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines certificate, students must sit a final exam consisting of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass, students must answer 70% of the questions correctly. The exam will take place in the last session of the course.

Course Specification

The Specification contains all the necessary information about the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, the course programme and some suggestions about how to plan your study and get prepared for the final exam and the terms and conditions for the exam. Please, download and read the document carefully.

Cost of the Course

The cost includes all study materials, wine samples, tuition, examination fee and postage charges for the delivery of the study pack (Sweden only).

About the teacher

The course will be delivered by Tommasella Perniciaro, DipWSET, FWS, director of The Good Wine Habit and WSET Certified Educator.

Bookings and Payment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

To book a place in the course and have it confirmed by The Good Wine Habit, students must download and fill the booking form and send it back to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com together with the receipt of the payment. The place in the course will be confirmed only as soon as the payment is received by our bank and the payment receipt sent via email to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com .

Payments will be made via bank transfer to the following bank account:

Beneficiary: Tommasella Perniciaro

Entity: HANDELSBANKEN

Account Number: 505115441

Clearing nummer: 6694

IBAN: SE21 6000 0000 0005 0511 5441

It is also possible to pay via SWISH. Please, contact us for more information at tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com.

In case of wine professionals and companies, you can ask for a proforma invoice before ordering the bank transfer.

Any bank transfer expenses will be covered by the student. International payments must be made in Swedish KR.
Terms and Conditions
  1. Full payment must be made at time of booking - we do not accept provisional bookings and places will only be confirmed once payment is received by our bank, the payment receipt sent by email together with the booking form already filled and accepted to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com. Students will then receive a booking confirmation via email. No booking in advance will be accepted, only following the bank payment order.
  2. Once the payment has been received and the place confirmed by the Good Wine Habit, the study pack will be sent to the student´s address indicated in the booking form. Level 1 course materials are provided to students on the first day of the course. They will not be posted in advance. Levels 2 and 3 course materials will be posted to a student’s home address on confirmation of payment of fees. The pack is bulky and requires a signature. It is essential that a daytime telephone number is provided on your booking form. Please note that your email address will be sent to our distribution center to enable your materials to be tracked by you to ensure delivery. If you do not wish your email to be sent to this secure third party, please contact The Good Wine Habit before booking to arrange another method of receiving materials. It is important for the student to provide a complete and accurate delivery address. Any materials returned to our distribution center, having not been successfully received by the student, will automatically result in an additional cost of return being charged.
  3. The student must provide personal information to receive the study pack and the final WSET certificate and to book a course place. Every change/update in the personal data must be communicated to The Good Wine Habit.
  4. At The Good Wine Habit we strive to create an inclusive environment for all of our students and will make any reasonable attempt to provide support if you have any additional access or educational needs as a result of a disability. Requirements will be evaluated on an individual case basis. Please, contact us on +46 733 468147 or email tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com to discuss your needs together.
  5. Cancellations
    1. Cancellations of confirmed places must be communicated via email to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com. They are accepted up to 15 natural days prior to the start of the course. In this case, the entire cost of the confirmed place will be refunded. If the cancellation is communicated after this period, the student will lose the right to a refund.
    2. At the time of the cancellation, student must send back the study pack previously received which must be in perfect conditions. The postage expenses will be paid by the student. The student will be responsible for any damage to the study pack previously received. In case of damages to the study pack, the student will be required to pay the total price of books purchase.
    3. Once the cancellation is confirmed and the study pack received by The Good Wine Habit, the refund will be paid to student in 14 days.
  6. Transfers:
    1. Transfers of a confirmed booking either to another course or applicant can be made up to 15 natural days before the course start date on payment of a 350 SEK admin fee plus the cost of any additional study materials which may be applicable.
    2. Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year. If a confirmed course booking is cancelled during the 15 natural days prior to the start of the course, or at any time after the start of the course, no refund or transfer of the course fees will be made.
    3. Examination dates are fixed to the course onto which you book. If the student cannot sit the examination on the fixed date of the booked course, he/she must send a transfer request to an alternative date by email to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com at least 15 natural days before the original examination date. If an alternative exam date of another course of the same level has been already fixed by The Good Wine Habit, the student will not incur any administration fee.
    4. If transfer requests are made during the 15 natural days before the examination date or the alternative date for the exam linked to new courses has not been arranged yet, the student will incur the admin fee (750 SEK) and cost of examination paper which will have been ordered via WSET Awards.
    5. The Good Wine Habit reserves the right either to change the date of a course or cancel a course if the minimum required number of students is not reached. Alternative dates will be notified 14 natural days prior to the planned start date of the original course. The enrollment fee that was already paid by the student will be transferred to the new course with no additional charge. In case the new dates were nonviable for the student, the entire course fee will be refunded in full by The Good Wine Habit.
    6. Please note all transfers are subject to availability on alternative course/examination dates.
  7. No student is allowed to sit the examination without having attended the related course, with the only exception of on line students.
  8. On the day of the exam, the student must provide an ID-card or passport with personal photograph. If not, the student will not be allowed to sit the examination.
  9. The student must read the course Specification available on thegoodwinehabit.com under each course section.
  10. Re-sits:
    1. Students who have not passed the examination has the right to re-sit. The request must be sent by email to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com up to 15 natural days before the new already planned exam date. The student will be required to pay the related exam fee for re-sits, which are:
        • Level 1 Award in Wines: 1000 SEK (VAT included)
        • Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits: 1500 SEK (VAT included)
        • Level 3 Award in Wines: 
          • 2500 SEK (both theory and tasting, VAT included)
          • 1500 SEK (only theory, VAT included)
          • 1000 SEK (only tasting, VAT included)
    1. For Level 3 Award in Wine and Spirits, each failed part of the examination (theory or tasting) can be sit independently.
    2. It is possible to plan an exam on a specific date but at a higher fee. Please, don´t hesitate to get in contact with us for more information.
Important Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. The Good Wine Habit has the right to cancel or postpone a course either in case the minimum number of students is not reached or for logistics reasons. In these cases, the new dates will be communicated by email to students.
  2. Students authorise The Good Wine Habit to pass their personal contact data to the Wine & Spirits Education Trust Awards in London in order to either prepare and send the certificates or get in contact. The personal data will not be shared with any other company/entity.
  3. The Good Wine Habit recommends a moderate consumption of alcohol and invite all the students enrolled onto its courses to spit the wines tasted during the tasting sections. The Good Wine Habit will not be responsible for any allergic reaction students might have during or soon after the course. Students who are under medical treatment or suffer from diseases which are incompatible with alcohol consumption, pregnant women and people under the legal age to purchase and consume alcohol in Sweden will not be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverages as part of their course. While this will not be a barrier to successfully completing the qualification for Level 1 and Level 2 Award, it will be a barrier, instead, for Level 3 Award in Wine and Spirits. In this case, they cannot participate in the wine course under any circumstances. The same rules will apply to candidates who choose not to taste alcohol for religious or other reasons. Students must communicate to The Good Wine Habit any medical or physical incompatible circumstance before enrolling onto the courses and before the start of the course.
  4. Students will be the only responsible for any damage/harm caused either to themselves or to third parties because of an inappropriate use of the course material, including glasses and wines.
  5. The Good Wine Habit will not be responsible in any case for the loss or damage to student´s personal belongings either inside nor outside of the classroom.
  6. The Good Wine Habit reserves the right to refuse and cancel the student´s enrolment without any right to refund in case of student´s misbehavior or physical and verbal aggression towards any The Good Wine Habit employees, students and third parties.
  7. At the time of enrolment, students accept that the information provided in the booking form and in the Terms and Conditions is correct and trustful. By sending the booking form, the student accepts the Terms and Conditions described here.
  8. At the time of enrolment, students confirm to have read and agreed with our Privacy Policy available online on www.thegoodwinehabit.com. 
  9. In case of false information, The Good Wine Habit reserves the right to cancel the enrolment.

2.500 SEK

(25% VAT not included)

Gothenburg - L01201903

When: 19th October 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 9.30 - 17.30

Exam: 16.30 - 17.30 (same day)

Where: SOMM Restaurant & Wine Bar, Lorensbergsgatan, 8| 411 36 Gothenburg

Last Booking Date: 30th September 2019

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