WSET Level 1 Award in Wines at Hide Restaurant

Event details

Day Release

This one-day course is an ideal starting point for wine enthusiasts wanting to get to grips with the basics. In a short space of time, you’ll find yourself feeling much more confident tasting wine, navigating a wine list, buying bottles and pairing wine with food.

This high end course will be run by Charlotte Kristensen DipWSET in the luxurious Michelin-star setting of Hide, with breakfast, canapés and lunch created by Ollie Dabbous. Attendees will taste an impressive selection of exceptional wines, before finishing the day with a tour of Hide’s cellars, a 30-question multiple-choice test to gain your WSET certificate and lapel pin, and a Champagne reception.

Also taking place on Monday 18 March.

What you'll learn

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to make food and wine pairings
  • Tutored tasting of nine wines (except online courses)
  • How to store and serve wine
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

By the end of the course you’ll be able to taste wine using a globally recognised approach, identify key styles of wine and characteristics of important grape varieties. You’ll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and how to apply these to your own food and wine choices.

View the qualification specification

Find out more about the Level 1 Award in Wines

Sample wines

Flight one

  • Sauvignon Blanc 'Greywacke', Marlborough, New Zealand 2023
  • Pinot Grigio, Branko, Friuli, Italy 2022
  • JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2020
  • Château Montrose, Bordeaux, France 2006
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Frog's Leap, Napa Valley, California, USA 2018


  • Pernand Vergelesses Sous Fretille, Pierre Yves Colin Morey, Burgundy, France 2017 En magnum

Flight two

  • Chablis, Moreau Naudet, Burgundy, France 2021
  • Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Chardonnay, California, USA 2021
  • Château d'Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France 2003
  • Pinot Noir, "Marion's Vineyard", Schubert, Martinborough, New Zealand 2018
  • La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904, Rioja, Spain 2004
  • Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz 2015

Champagne reception

  • Bruno Paillard Brut Premiere Cuvée NV

About the educator, Charlotte Kristensen DipWSET

Charlotte Kristensen DipWSET

Charlotte Kristensen is a city lawyer-turned-wine communicator. Charlotte attained her WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines in October 2020, she is the weekly wine columnist for You Magazine (Mail on Sunday), hosted the podcast “A View from the Vineyard” and consults, presents and produces content for PR campaigns for wine regions and brands across the world.

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