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Women of the Vine & Spirits is an Approved Program Provider of WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits - Online and is proud to offer the course to our members and non-members. 


Course fee of $315 includes your online study materials, online course fees, online exam fees, any shipping fees, and processing fee as well as what is listed below!

This is a four-week online course with a fixed start date and includes 12 months of access to the online learning material. 

The WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits is intended as a beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits. The course offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas.

What you'll learn:

  • The basic principles of spirit production
  • The main types and styles of spirits
  • How to serve spirits
  • Factors affecting the flavor of spirits
  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)


This course will be a four-week, five-module online course with Online Educator support available during this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this four-week period. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand the differences between spirit types and styles.

Students are also advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. The list of recommended spirits will be provided within each relevant module, but the full list of recommended spirits can also be found in the course Specification document. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the Online Educator. If a student chooses not to taste alcohol for health or religious reasons, or is unable to purchase or access the styles of spirits, this will NOT be a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

The course content should take a minimum of six hours of study. To obtain the WSET Level 1 Award Certificate in Spirits qualification, students will need to successfully pass the Computer-based exam with remote invigilation made up of 30 multiple-choice questions in 45 minutes. Results take four to five weeks to be released by WSET, and successful candidates will receive a WSET Certificate and lapel pin. 

Read Course Specifications HERE


Upcoming Course Dates
Click date to register for course

June 24 - July 21
(Exam: July 25)

Remaining upcoming 2024 dates to be announced in June.



What’s Included?


WSET Online Classroom

Full 4-week Online Course

  • Module 1: Spirits Production
  • Module 2: Brandy & Vodka
  • Module 3: Rum, Tequila and Whisk(e)y
  • Module 4: Flavored Spirits, Storage & Service of Spirits
  • Module 5: Revision & Resources


  • Includes 1 year of course access
  • Interactive discussion forum with other students taking course from around the world
  • Weekly Quizzes
  • Mock Exam
  • Educational Videos


Access to expert instructors

  • You will work through the online modules under the watchful eye of a WSET educator who is available to answer your questions,

WOTVS Added Offerings

Complimentary Individual Membership with WOTVS

  • Non-Members: 
    • Complimentary 6-month Individual Membership to WOTVS with purchase of Level 1 Qualification 
  • Current Individual Members:
    • Purchase of Level 1 Qualification: 6-months extended membership access added to your account

Membership will be granted one week prior to the start of your course date.

Benefits provided with WOTVS Individual Membership

  • Job Board – access to current positions being offered by some of the leading alcohol beverage companies
  • ALL Live Chats, Master Classes, and Trainings available to Individual Members on topics including Personal Development, Education, Professional Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Networking, Mentorship: C-Suite Series Insights and others. 
  • Resource Downloads – including white pages and guides focused on best practices and industry specific topics
  • Groups (Pride Alliance, POC Alliance, Brewers, Vine to Wine, Distillers, Entrepreneurs, etc.) – participate in specific conversations with other like-minded professionals

Additional Exclusive Benefits for WOTVS Students

  • Mentorship and Career Pathing Live Chats through the C-Suite Insights Series*
  • Curated "Recommended Tasting Samples" list, selected by WOTVS Corporate Members
  • Exclusive discounts and promotions from WOTVS Corporate Members

*WOTVS Members are also invited to attend


Questions about enrolling, benefits or other?
Contact Kyndal Korsgaden at