WSET Level 1

The WSET Level 1 is a great course for those wanting to taste & recognise the main grape varieties & explore food and wine matching. Suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.


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Dive into the wonderful world of wine with the world’s most highly regarded wine curriculum: The WSET Level 1!

Drink In’s 1-day L1 WSET course in Dublin, Ireland is a great choice for those who have an interest in wine and want to learn more about it, as well as those beginning a career in the wine industry. For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET Certificate and lapel pin.

Course concept

The Course Covers:

  • The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • The characteristics of the worlds’ main grape varieties
  • An introduction to both viticulture (grape-growing) and wine-making
  • The correct storage and service of wine
  • Health, safety and legal issues
  • Food and Wine Pairing

3 Benefits

Understand the core concepts of how grapes and styles differ
Breakdown the principles of food pairing and how it affects the taste of wine
How to store and open wine properly

What you’ll learn

The Principal Grape Varieties

The world is full of hundreds of different grape varieties, but only some can be used for wine, and some are more common than others. You’ll learn about some of the principal grape varieties that are considered the most prolific and discover their unique characteristics, flavours and wines that they can become.

How Different Factors Affect Style and Quality

Not all wines are created equally! Together we’ll explore the key styles and differences between wines. We’ll also begin to learn how different factors like environment, grape growing methods and maturation can affect the final product in terms of style and quality in wine produced around the world.

The Most Important Wine Regions & Geographical Indications

The world of wine is characterised by vast regional differences, with unique climates and environments massively affecting the wine they produce. You’ll explore over 70 different regions with geographical indications, with insights into their unique ecosystems, wine-making techniques and products.

How To Taste Wine Like A Professional

Tasting wine is a fine art that requires lots of training. This wine course gives you the basic tools and practise you need to begin understanding the complex flavours in wine and training your palate to be able to recognise them using the WSET Level 1 Tasting Structure

The Basic Principles of Wine & Food Pairing

Two things that have always gone hand in hand are wine and food. Pairing them perfectly requires a good knowledge of how different flavours work together. You’ll discover how each of the main flavour types interact with each other and which flavours tend to work best with others. By understanding that framework you’ll be able to apply it to wines and find the perfect match for the food you’re tasting with it.

How to Properly Store & Serve Wine

The storage and service of wine is essential to great wine experiences. If you’re starting your journey on the road to sommelier or simply want to maintain and express the best quality of the wines you love, this aspect of the course will help you do just that. We’ll go over all the best practices for storing your wines in the correct way, as well as all the tips and tricks for serving the liquid we love perfectly every time.

Exploring Mallorca

You’ll have time to sample the blossoming food and drink scene in the capital city where our Academy is located, Palma de Mallorca, eating and drinking at some amazing restaurants and bars and getting a true taste of the island. And of course you’ll have time to adventure around the other towns, mountains and coastlines and see for yourself why Mallorca is a top holiday destination worldwide.

Our Story

A genuine demand for higher standards in training and education

The Drink In Academy was set up in 2012 to give young and aspiring bartenders the training they need to step behind any bar in the world with confidence. Since then we trained and brought thousands of students to become masters of their craft and brought knowledge to thousands of lovers of beverage.

We look forward to continuing the journey with thousands of students to come to Dublin Bar Academy. We look forward to welcoming you to our family and the journey of flavour.

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