Specialty Training: WSET Level 1 Award in Wine Hosted by The Texas Wine School

Thursday, February 17, 9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Who Should Attend?

Wine enthusiasts and wine serving associates in tasting rooms, bars and pubs, and restaurants.

What Is WSET? 

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is an awarding body and registered charity devoted to the development and delivery of qualifications and courses in wines, spirits, and sake. Click here to learn more.

What Is the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Course?

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course, hosted by The Texas Wine School, provides vocational training in the broad range of alcoholic beverages to underpin job skills and competencies in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retail, and wholesale industries. This introductory-level class is ideal for wine enthusiasts and servers who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and want to obtain an internationally recognized wine qualification.

Successful candidates will learn the key stages in grape growing and winemaking, list the principal types and styles of wine, state the characteristics of wines made from the principal grape varieties, identify other examples of wines, and know the key principles involved in the storage and service of wine. Those who pass this class will be in a position to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for the service of wine.

The exam fee is included in the course, and upon passing the exam students will receive a certificate and pin for their achievement. Should a student fail the exam they may retake it for a $50 fee.

For more information about WSET trainings, click here.

Registrants for the WSET training automatically gain entry to the Trade Show and Friday buffet lunch with exhibitors (a $70 value!). (Note: Registration for the WSET track is separate from registration for the Annual Conference & Trade Show.)

Title Sponsor

The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association is proud to be the oldest, and only state-wide industry organization that supports, promotes, and legislatively addresses issues amongst vineyard owners, grape crop producers/managers, and winery and tasting room managers/buyers, as well as vineyard and grape crop manufacturers and distributors and winery and tasting room product and service vendors.

Need more information?
Contact the TWGGA staff at conferenceinfo@twgga.org.