The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses have long been a gold standard in wine education. But have you heard of the WSET Level 1 Luxury edition? Offered exclusively by the Florida Wine Academy, this is a course that redefines luxury in wine education.

WSET Luxury: Tailored for the Exclusive Few

At the heart of the WSET Luxury experience is exclusivity. We have designed this course specifically for small groups of 10 people, ensuring an intimate and elevated learning environment. Every detail, from the teaching approach to the wine selection, is curated to offer a luxurious experience.

Class Format

The next course will take place in person over three evenings:

  • September 16th, 17th, and 18th 2024 – from 6pm to 8pm – Miami

The course instructor is: Alessandra Esteves DipWSET, SWS, FWS, CSW, MW Candidate, Director of Wine Education. You can learn more about our team here.

Wine list

During the day, we will pour a sample of 9 exceptional wines:

  • Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal 2015
  • Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2020
  • Egon Muller Scharzhof Riesling 2021
  • Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2019
  • Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 2021
  • Chateau Margaux 2017
  • Cayuse Callioux Vineyard Syrah 2020
  • Ramos Pinto Vintage Port 2000
  • Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes 2018


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 45 minutes. The assessment will take place on a later 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.

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.

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

What is included

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.

For the Luxury Level 1 we will include small bites for the food & wine pairing exercise.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the course and to participate in any alcohol tasting. We reserve the right to stop the wine service if and individual appears intoxicated. Please have a designated driver or use Uber/Lyft.

We need a minimum of 8 people to conduct the class.


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.


We will offer the WSET Level 1 in Wines – Luxury only a few times a year. The next course will take place over three evenings:

  • September 16th, 17th, and 18th 2024 – from 6pm to 8pm – Miami

The course will take place at our wine shop 305 Wines, located at 8233 South Dixie Highway, Miami FL 33143.

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