Sommelier step 1


Sommelier step 1  is intended for those who want to continue their career as sommeliers.  The course includes the WSET level 1 Award in Wines and WSET level 1 Award in Wine Service. Through this course, students gain the knowledge and skills that are necessary for starting the job of the sommelier.  Students are trained for independent research in terms of wine style, wine and food matching, as well as proper wine storage and wine service. Through wine tasting, participants will have the opportunity to learn how wine is evaluated, tasted, and how it is properly served and paired with food. Sommelier step 1 is the basis for further specialization in the wine sector. The course is suitable for training employees in the hospitality sector as well as for all those involved in the wine business.

It is intended for future sommeliers, tourist guides, students, wine traders as well as wine lovers who simply want to learn more about wine.


To apply for this course, no previous knowledge is required, so anyone who truly wants to learn the basics about wine and wine tasting is welcome!

PRICE: 32000 RSD (270 EUR)

The price includes: literature (WSET textbook and workbook), lectures, wines, exams,  equipment necessary for wine service and a tour of one winery and vineyard in Sremski Karlovci after completing the course.
In order for a participant to get a certificate, it is necessary to successfully pass the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines test consisting of 30 multiple choice questions and the practical part of the exam related to wine service.

If the participant does not pass the theoretical wine test (WSET level 1 Award in Wines), and passes the wine service test, it is not possible to obtain a certificate. If you pass the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, but not the practical part related to wine service, you only get certified for the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines and the practical part can be taken later on at some of the next terms.

After successfully passing the exam, the student receives a WSET Level 1 certificate recognized throughout the world!


  • Basic principles of sommeliers
  • Learning about the main styles of wine
  • How to Taste Wine with WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Wine Tasting
  • Learning about characteristic and styles of wine produced from the most famous wine grape varieties
  • What are wines bearing the name of different regions
  • Learning about proper storage and service of wine, as well as the consequences of inadequate wine storage
  • Wine service-practical part
  • Wine tasting and evaluation – a practical part that is applied throughout all classes
  • Health and safety!


12.-15. March 2018.  18-21h


19. March 2018.  16h

The exam is in English, it lasts 45 minutes and consists of 30 questions with offered answers (a, b, c, d). Passage requires 70% of the correct answers.

The practical part of the exam requires a demonstration of proper wine service


Sremski Karlovci, Institute of Viticulture and Enology, Experimental field of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad  (street: Karlovackih djaka 35)
How to reach us: For those who do not own their own vehicle (or simply do not want to drive), the best solution is a regular taxi line for Sremski Karlovci, which runs at the price of a bus ticket (160.00 dinars per person) to any destination in Sremski Karlovci and picks up passengers anywhere along the  Boulevard of Liberty (Bulevar Oslobođenja).

The phone number for Novus line taxi for Sr. Karlovci is +381 63 509700. We recommend that you call them a few hours before your scheduled arrival for Sr. Karlovci to reserve a seat for yourself at the time that suits you best and then wait for the taxi somewhere along the Boulevard of Liberty (Bulevar Oslobođenja) where it suits you most.

This transportation is valid for those traveling from Novi Sad. For those coming from Belgrade, choose buses which travel via the old road for Novi Sad or choose a train. All those who go by car, navigation (GPS) is the best option.

The last term for applying to the course: Two weeks before starting the course