WSET Course Level 1 – English


Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)
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A basic level introduction to wine, for those who want to start a career in the wine business or for individuals new to the study of wine. In this class, we taste about eight wines and learn about major grape varieties, wine regions, storage, and the service of wine. We also do an interesting food and wine pairing.

Price includes the WSET Level 1 study guide, all wines, tuition, printed materials, exam, certificate and lapel pin (if you pass the examination). For all WSET qualifications, we provide students with the proper ISO tasting glasses to use during class at no additional charge.

Class Format

Saturday, from 9am-5pm, or 3 evenings from 6pm to 8.30pm.


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 45 minutes. A total mark of 70% is required to achieve a pass. All students who pass will be issued with a certificate and will receive a lapel pin.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the course and to participate in any alcohol tasting.

Sign up now! Registrations close 10 days before the course.

Course instructors are Alessandra Esteves DipWSET, Sebastian Velez WSET Certified and Nicole Ramos WSET Certified. You can learn more about our team here.


  • Miami – Feb 10, 2018 from 9am to 5pm
  • Miami – March 10, 2018 from 9am to 5pm
  • Miami (Evening) – March 20, 21, 22 from 6pm to 8.30pm.
  • Miami – Apr 14, 2018 from 9am to 5pm
  • Miami – May 12, 2018 from 9am to 5pm.
  • Miami (Evening) – May 29, 30, 31 from 6pm to 8.30pm.
  • Miami – June 16, 2018 from 9am to 5pm.

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13 reviews for WSET Course Level 1 – English

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Natalie Leon

    As a Winepreneur and Inspirational Wine Blogger with Wine With Nat, taking WSET Level 1 was the right decision. WSET Level 1 Award in Wines study guide and class provided me with a great introduction to the main types and styles of wine: light wines, sparkling wine, and fortified wine. It also provided information on how to store and serve wine, and the basic principles of food and wine pairing. I received the study guide well in advance, which made it easier to follow along in class. The class went in greater depth on wine tasting technique: look, smell, and taste. Alessandra with The Florida Wine Academy provided a great presentation and answered everyone’s questions before taking the exam. I highly recommend this class to any wine lovers or individuals ready to become a wine professional. I was provided with a better understanding and appreciation about wine. Looking forward to many more wine classes with the Florida Wine Academy.
    Natalie Leon –

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Allison Ramirez

    As a wine enthusiast, my curiosity about wine has increased over time. The more I learn about it, the bigger my curiosity and interest. This is why, I enrolled to the very 1st WSET Level 1 class at the Florida Wine Academy. Looking back at the experience, I can honestly say that it changed my outlook on wine. It opened doors to a whole new world of knowledge, and sparked my curiosity even further. Will definitely come back for Level 2.

    Allison Ramirez – Alli’s Pantry

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adriana (verified owner)

    It was a refreshing to find a committed wine professional teaching this class in Miami. I’ve had the opportunity of attending several tastings and classes in the past and can recommend this class as the most informative and structured. This class is about tasting and understanding the basis of wine from an educational perspective. It is also fun and every attendee can feed from the knowledge of others in the group.

    Looking forward to taking next steps at this school!

    Adriana McKinnon

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Axel Jimenez

    I was very lucky to have taken the Level 1 course at Florida Wine Academy this past January. My wife gave me this as my present for Christmas and I really enjoyed it. Alessandra, is very knowledgeable and professional, the class exceeded my expectations, I learned so many different aspects about wine tasting, paring, rating as well as different varieties of wines and the regions were these are produced, I highly recommend to anyone who is interested on taking this class, either for expanding knowledge on wines or just to simply have fun while learning, this class will not disappoint anyone, on the other hand it will an awesome experience.


    Axel Jimenez

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karem Santaella

    Amazing course! As “the girl behind the wine glass” in @DrinkCabStayFab’s Instagram, I wanted to further and certify my wine knowledge. To be honest, I thought it was going to be a very stuffy environment, but Alessandra is a fabulous instructor. She makes the class fun and is very kind and patient to answer everyone’s questions. Definitely a master in her craft and great at explaining concepts. The course teaches you the fundamentals of wine from how it’s made and different styles, to pairing it with food (my favorite part). I highly recommend her courses and I look forward in continuing my wine education with her and following in her footsteps as a blogger to instructor!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Miryam Fossati

    Dear Alessandra,
    The WSET Level 1 Award in Wine class was very informative, interactive and very well organized. I would highly recommend any body interest in learning more about wine to start taking the different levels.
    In one day I was able to learn so much, and now I’m looking forward to Level 2. It was very interesting to do the wine tasting with you, as finally I was able to understanding how the aromas and the flavors in wine interact and so many things started to make sense.
    Thank you for bringing the WSET courses to South Florida; we definitely needed an Academy like yours for people looking to expand their education in the world of wine.
    Best regards

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Henry Brimo (verified owner)

    Fantastic course designed for those wanting to enhance their basic wine knowledge. As a person who has taken numerous wine classes at Florida International University with Professor Chip Cassidy I thought there was going to be an extreme amount of overlap. I was surprised to experience the content of this course in a new refreshing way that helped me grasp concepts better than before especially when it came to tasting. This course has helped me become more confident in my current wine sales job as well as just discussing wine with those more knowledgeable than myself. I look forward to continuing my education with Florida Wine Academy and Alessandra.


  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pierre Assaf

    I was happy to find the Florida wine academy while searching for a replacement to my cancelled level one WSET course at the Biltmore Hotel.
    It was cheaper and did not require me to purchase a set of wine tasting glasses which I appreciated.

    The school and tasting room are located on the 32nd floor of a nice building in downtown Miami, with plenty of parking options around and easy Uber access. We were greeted with a cup of coffee by Alessandra, the founder, and instructor. We then proceeded to introduce ourselves and describe our different interests in learning about wine. This naturally breaks the ice and allows for a fluid discussion and participation during the course of the day. Students from different backgrounds of the food and wine industry along with aficionados attended the course which I found fascinating because we were able to get a glimpse of the wine world from each. We had a wine blogger, a distributor, a retailer, a waiter and a restaurateur among others.

    Level one is an introductory course to the world of wine and winemaking. The course starts out with simple notions of how wine is made, in which principal regions and the different types of wines, followed by the most exciting part of the day; the wine tasting. Look, smell and taste then spit never gets boring and with Alessandra guiding us throughout, one starts slowly detecting new aromas and identifying common and different elements.

    The open discussions were particularly helpful and the overall experience was excellent. I will definitely be back for level 2.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole Carbon (verified owner)

    The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines with Alessandra from the Florida Wine Academy was fantastic. Alessandra is an excellent instructor with an interesting background and a true passion for wine and wine education, which was apparent during the course. The course was presented in a way that was thorough and professional yet with a casual approach. She answered individual questions completely and provided an environment that allowed students to ask questions freely. Even though I felt I was “equipped” with basic wine knowledge prior to taking the course, I learned so much and Alessandra shared bits of wine knowledge that extended beyond the curriculum, which was helpful and appreciated. Highly recommend the course and look forward to continuing with the WSET program through the Florida Wine Academy. Thank you Alessandra.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Lockhart (verified owner)

    I recently took Level 1 WSET in wine with Alessandra She was extremely knowledgeable and made the class very enjoyable.I look forward to moving forward with this program and was so excited to have it right here in Naples making it so convienent.
    Thank you Alessandra

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacob Molz (verified owner)

    As a full-time professional (and wine drinker), it’s challenging to find time during the week to get the necessary education to achieve the level of wine knowledge I want. The Florida Wine Academy’s Saturday Level 1 Award course is perfect for anyone. Here’s the thing, you need to take the Level 1 Award course with Alessandra whether you’re someone pursuing a career in wine, a wine enthusiast, or someone that would just like to get a foundation for everyday wine drinking. If you’re reading this review, that means you’re already interested. Stop thinking, sign up, and you’ll thank me later.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    WSET course level one class was fun, engaging and very educational. Being in the hospitality industry, the class gave me a brilliant introduction to the world of wine. Alessandra did a great job at presenting, in addition she was fun and professional.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hani A (verified owner)

    Fantastic place, great people, immense knowledge, It’s the place to get your course at, everything was great about it, highly recommended. Looking forward for level 2.

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