WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits
A beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits.
For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
What you'll learn
- The basic principles of spirit production
- The main types and styles of spirits
- Factors affecting the flavour of spirits
- How to serve spirits
- How to describe spirit using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirit® (SAT)
WSET Level 1 Award in Spirit Specification ® ：Download here
Semester Time / Venue Tutor
24 Sep 2023 (Sun)
10:00 - 13:00; 14:00 - 17:00
*This course will be conducted in Cantonese, with English version study materials and exam.
Date Time Last Enrollment Date
Early Bird Discount
Successful enrolment at least 2 weeks before class commence
3 or more registered for the same course together (Add 3 quantity of the course and enter discount code: GROUP9%OFF during checkout)
All fee and expenses are not refundable after order confirmation. If you need to refund for a specific reason before course commence, please provide relevant proof and contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adverse Weather Policy
Who are your instructors?
All our WSET® course lecturers had undergone the WSET® Educator Training Program, and only Certified WSET® Educators will teach courses above the Foundation level. Guided tasting courses are led by tutors with specific experience.
What is the class size?
Our maximum class size：
Level 1：22 人
Level 2： 14 人
Level 3： 14 人
We will try to arrange you to fit into another class of the same course to make up for the absent class. However according to the class size, wine tasting samples may be allocated at last priority. For better preparation, please let us know your absent arrangement as soon as possible.
Why Hong Kong Wine Academy?
Quality, Independent, and Commitment is our motto.
Hong Kong Wine Academy is independent from wine trade and committed to offer high quality wine courses at reasonable price. All our WSET® course lecturers had undergone the WSET® Educator Training Program, and only Certified WSET® Educators will teach courses above the Foundation level. A single lecturer is assigned to follow the whole course for consistency. Also wine samples are carefully selected to reflect specific requirements of different courses.
What is the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET® )?
WSET® was founded in UK in 1969 to promote, provide and develop high quality education and training in wine and spirit industry. Since then, WSET® has grown into the foremost international awarding body in the field of wines and spirits. Recently, there are increasing number of consumers and enthusiasts attending the WSET® courses with the desire to enhance their knowledge. Hong Kong Wine Academy is a WSET® Approved Program Provider and is authorized to offer WSET® courses.
Are there any prerequisites for taking the WSET® courses?
No. However, we recommend those who intend to take the Intermediate Certificate course should have basic knowledge in wine and spirit, and those who intend to take the Advanced Certificate course should have good knowledge in wine and spirit.
Can the courses be taught in other languages?
Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.