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

In-person on Saturday, from 9 am-3 pm. Next date:

  • April 13th, 2024 – from 9am to 3pm – 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 11 exceptional wines, with total price of over $3,700:

  • Dagueneau Pouilly Fume Buisson Renard 2020
  • J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese 2015
  • Aubert Vineyards Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 2016
  • Albert Bichot Domaine du Clos Frantin Chambertin Grand Cru 2017
  • Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal 2015
  • R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2011
  • Penfolds Grange 1996
  • Chateau Haut-Brion 2015
  • Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2012
  • Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2011
  • Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes 2020


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 the person 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. Next date:

  • April 13th, 2024 – from 9am to 3pm – Miami

The course will take place at our wine shop 305 Wines, which will be closed for the day to accommodate our VIP group. Our address is 15904 SW 92nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33157.

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