The WSET Level 1 Wines is a basic level introduction to wine, for those who want to start a career in the wine business or for wine enthusiasts. In this class, we taste 9 different wines and learn about major grape varieties, wine regions, storage, and the service of wine. We also do an interesting food and wine pairing.

Learn more about what we will cover during the class here: WSET Level 1 in Wines Specification (2022).

The price includes the WSET Level 1 in Wines Study Guide, tuition, all wines, printed materials, exam, certificate and lapel pin (if you pass the examination). Mailing of Study Guide and result materials (certificate and pin) to continental USA is included in the price.

Classes in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach include a set of 6 ISO glasses, which accounts for the difference in price between these classes and those held in Miami.

Class Format

In-person on Saturday, from 9am-4.30pm. Please select dates below.

The course instructors are: Alessandra Esteves DipWSET, Rebecca Hodges WSET L3 Certified, Brenda Poo WSET Certified, and Nicole Ramos WSET Certified. You can learn more about our team here.


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 45 minutes. The assessment will take place on the same date as the class, at the end of the day. 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. Mailing of Study Pack and result materials (certificate and pin) to continental USA is included in the price.

Kindly note that you have six months, from the course start date, to sit the exam. After six months, you will have to purchase and re-take the entire course before you can sit the exam.

Entry Requirements

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


If you need to cancel or change the date of the course for any reason you can do so up to 13 working days before the course starts for a $25 administrative fee. Making changes to your registration within 13 business days of the class date will result in an administrative change fee of $175. No refunds are given for changes made within 3 business days of the class date.

Printed Materials

All students will be sent printed study materials to the mailing address provided upon course registration and will receive tracking information when the materials have been shipped. We recommend adding the email address ‘’ to your safe sender list, in order to prevent any relevant communication going to spam. It is the responsibility of the student to liaise with USPS regarding any issue relating to the delivery of these materials. Florida Wine Academy is unable to replace printed study materials free of charge in the case that an issue arises with delivery. Kindly note that in the situation where a student wishes to cancel their course registration, the cost of the printed study materials is non-refundable.


We teach the WSET Level 1 in Wines every month.

  • March 23rd, 2024 – from 9am to 4.30pm – Miami
  • April 13th, 2024 – from 9am to 4.30pm – Miami
  • June 8th, 2024 – from 9am to 4.30pm – Miami

More dates coming soon for Miami and Fort Lauderdale! For private classes and other dates, please email

Miami courses will take place at the Miami Culinary Institute – Food & Wine Theater in Downtown Miami, unless otherwise advertised. Fort Lauderdale courses will take place at the TRYP by Wyndham Maritime Hotel Fort Lauderdale. Courses in West Palm Beach will take place at Home2 Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Airport.

We are also offering the WSET Level 1 in Wines certification online. Click here for more information.