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February 6, 2021 | 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Qualification Aims:
The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of wines. It is designed to provide a sound but simple introduction to wines. The qualification will assist those who need a basic familiarity with the main types and styles of wines, for example people who work with wines as part of a larger beverage portfolio in the retail and hospitality sectors.

Successful candidates will be able to know the key stages in grape growing and winemaking, list the principal types and styles of wine, state the key characteristics of wines made from the principal grape varieties as well as other examples of wines, and know the key principles involved in the storage and service of wine. They will consequently be in a position to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for the service of wine.

What you’ll learn:

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

For questions, please e-mail: marianne.brand@nykitchen.com

This will be a full day of class followed by a 30 question multiple choice exam.

New York Wine & Culinary Center (DBA New York Kitchen) is an Approved Program Provider of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.  WSET Qualifications are part of the UK qualifications framework, and the education courses leading to WSET qualifications are an invaluable source of information for students to enhance their knowledge of wines and spirits.  WSET qualifications are not a guarantee of employment or career progression, nor do they form part of any regulated qualifications framework outside the UK.

*Registration must be completed by January 6th 2021 

Upon completed registration, there is no paid refund policy for WSET classes and examinations. NYK cancellation policy does not apply. 

Instructor: Maureen Bayer / Lorraine Hems 



Photo ID:

It is WSET policy that all students must present valid photo identification prior to the start of their exam.


Any student may file a complaint with the APP regarding dissatisfaction with any aspect of the WSET Award offerings. There is no discrimination against any student who wishes to file a complaint. All complaints will be handled in a confidential matter unless the student chooses to waive that right. Complaints should be first submitted to the Program Manager, or to the Educator if the complaint is filed during a class. If they cannot resolve the issue, it will be passed to the General Manager for resolution. Should a resolution not be reached, the student may submit their complaint directly to the Quality Assurance team at WSET.

Conflict of Interest:

NY Kitchen will take every step to ensure there are no conflicts of interest that would adversely affect any student in a WSET Award course offering. Educators and Main Contact shall not be enrolled in any course that would grant them access to course information. NY Kitchen shall appoint a temporary Main Contact should the current wish to enroll in a WSET Course.`

Privacy and Data Collection:

We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the pages you visited. We will collect your name, date of birth, gender, e-mail, and mailing address to submit to WSET Global for course registration. All information is stored on a private server. We will not sell or allow third-party use of your personal information.

Diversity and Equality:

NY Kitchen assures equality of opportunity regardless of actual or perceived: race; color; sex; age; disability; religion; creed; citizenship; national origin; ancestry; military status or veteran status; marital status; familial status; gender identity and expression; sexual orientation; status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses; predisposing genetic characteristics; genetic information; relationship or association and any other status protected by law.

Reasonable adjustments:

NY Kitchen offers reasonable adjustments to candidates to apply to ensure the are assessed at no disadvantage or advantage over other candidates. Adjustments may include adapting materials to include large format or languages other than English, removing excessive stimuli from the exam room for autistic candidates, providing facilitators such as sign language interpreters or readers.  To apply for a reasonable adjustment, you must submit your request for a reasonable adjustment no less than 5 weeks prior to the examination and include supporting documentation. The APP will then submit the application to WSET for approval. Reasonable adjustments will not be granted unless approved by WSET. A record will be kept of all reasonable adjustments.

Special Considerations:

NY Kitchen will make special considerations for any student who has experienced temporary illness, injury or adverse circumstance at the time of assessment. WSET does not offer aegrotat awards. Students must contact the APP with supporting documentation no less than 10 days prior to the examination date. Special Consideration will not be granted without WSET approval.

Malpractice and Maladministration:

This policy is in place to protect the integrity of the WSET qualifications and best interests of the students. Maladministration is unintentional non-compliance; malpractice is intentional or the result of negligence. Where a situation falls is determined pending an investigation by WSET Awards. NY Kitchen takes these matters very seriously, and it is our duty to report any issues to WSET Awards immediately. We take every care to ensure we are in compliance with the APP guidelines, however if you believe malpractice or maladministration has been committed, please report it directly to your instructor or the Program Manager and they will notify WSET Awards and resolve the situation.

Cancellation policy:

The standard NY Kitchen Class Cancellation Policy DOES NOT apply to WSET Award courses. If you cancel your registration more than 14 business days before the course begins, you will receive a refund of the class fee, less a $15 processing fee.  The cost of study materials supplied to you and the shipping fee for those materials is not refundable.

If you cancel your registration during the 14 business days prior to the start of the course, or after the course begins, no refunds apply.  However, your registration is fully transferable to another person for the same course and session, subject to qualification.

Fees will only be refunded in full if the NY Kitchen cancels or changes the date of a course.

WSET Make-Up Examination Policy:

If you are not able to take your examination on the scheduled date, you may participate in the next scheduled exam.  Unless you give us 14 business days notice that you will not sit the exam on your original date, exam change fees apply.  If you want to arrange for a private make-up exam at another time, an additional private exam fee will be charged.  Please contact us for more information. You can refer to the exam date listed in the program schedule.

Ticket Price: $400.00



February 6, 2021
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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