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Location: CASS Winery | 7350 Linne Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Dates: May 22nd | July 10th | September 9th | November 20th
Cost per person: $350

Join us for the WSET Level 1 one day Foundation course at CASS Winery in Paso Robles, CA. This hands-on course teaches students through sight, smell, and taste, to understand more about wine. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach to tasting and be able to identify the main styles of wine. You’ll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and be able to apply these to your own food and wine choices. This class provides a basic introduction to the main styles of wines available today. Level 1 is ideal for those who want to learn more for either personal knowledge, to boost wine confidence for hospitality, improve your current position in the wine industry, those who are thinking of changing careers, or just want to learn about one of their favorite beverage.

The course includes: course materials, classroom instruction with wines for tasting, exam fee, certificate and lunch.

To obtain the WSET Level 1 Award Certificate in Wine, you will need to successfully pass an in- person exam that is made up of 30 multiple-choice questions. Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) provides high-quality education in wines and spirits to more than 108,557 people every year around the globe making it the biggest and most respected wine education and certification organization of its kind in the world. Established in London in 1969 and currently offering its prestigious wine courses in over 73 countries and 19 languages it has become the foremost international organization in the field of wines and spirits education with over half a million individuals having completed a WSET qualification. In 2015, their efforts were recognized with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Noelle Hale works for a wine distributor as a sales representative in Santa Barbara. She is also a certified wine educator and teaches Central Coast WSET classes for the Napa Valley Wine Academy, which is the largest provider of WSET courses in the world outside of their home base of London and winner of the WSET prestigious Educator of the Year award twice, 2016, and 2019.

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