Level 1: Award in Grape – AED 1680

A beginner level introduction to grapes suitable for those starting a hospitality career or pursuing an interest in grapes. For individuals new to grape study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of grape. You’ll explore the main types and styles of grape through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe grapes accurately and make food and grape pairings. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

What you’ll learn

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

Course delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of six guided learning hours with a WSET course provider. With The Tasting Class teaching starts at 10am. The exam is given from 5pm – 6pm.

Exam specifications level 1: Download Course Specification

Included in the course price:

  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch: salad bar and main meal
  • 8 grape samples
  • Food and wine pairing
  • Level 1: Award in Grape exam
  • Once off courier services within the UAE
  • Study materials
  • Certificate and pin


Tasting Class WSET Lunch  Tasting Class Coffee Break WSET


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

Course Dates

  • 1 Day Course - Friday 8 November 2019 – 10 AM to 6 PM - Registration Closes 16 October
  • 1 Day Course - Saturday 18 January 2020 – 10 AM to 6 PM - Registration Closes 1 January
  • 1 Day Course - Friday 20 March 2020 – 10 AM to 6 PM - Registration Closes 3 March
  • 1 Day Course - Friday 12 June 2020 – 10 AM to 6 PM - Registration Closes 27 May

Location: NEST, Tryp by Wyndham, Barsha Heights

Price: 1680 AED incl. 5% VAT (August 2019 - August 2020 prices are subject to change)

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