WSET Level 2 Award Course over 3 Sundays August 2018
This exciting and structured course is the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award and is intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available. The qualification is suitable wherever a good level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies.The course is also appropriate for those not employed in the drinks industry but who have a serious interest in wine, and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way. This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (NQCF) as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification.
Please note it is NOT necessary to have completed Level 1 before entering for Level 2.
- Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
- Food and Wine Matching: A guide to the key considerations when matching food & wine successfully
- Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve wine & recognise common faults found in wines
- Labelling: Learn how to decode & understand labels
- Factors influencing the Style of Wine: Study the factors influencing the style, quality & price of wine in the vineyard & winery
- Grape Varieties: Learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international & regionally important grape varieties
- Key White grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling. Other white varieties: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscadet, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon, Torrontés, Trebbiano and Verdicchio
- Key Black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz. Other red varieties: Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & Zinfandel
- Key Wine-Producing regions of the World: Learn about the main styles of wines from the key wine-producing regions. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa
- Number of Wines Tasted: 30-35 wines will be tasted as part of the course
- Study Materials: Students will receive an Intermediate course study pack, consisting of the course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world), a study guide (complete with maps, example questions, and forms for your own tasting notes) and laminated tasting card.
- Study Materials available; East London Wine School has a comprehensive library of mock papers for examination practice
- Duration of course: 16 hours
- Recommended Private Study: 12 hours additional private study is recommended for this course.
- Examination: 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 1 hour. A mark of 55% required to pass
- Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.
Sunday Courses - who are they designed for?
- We run Sunday sessions for those who have a busy schedule during the week.
- The sessions run for 6 hours, starting at 10.30am and finishing by 5pm, which enables you plenty of time to arrive punctually and enough time to enjoy your evening
- There are 3 full sessions and an exam session. At the end of the final day is the exam.
Course Outline :
- Sun 5th Aug Session 1 - Tasting Technique, Grapegrowing & Winemaking
- Sun 12th Aug Session 2 - Grape varieties
- Sun 19th Aug Session 3 - Sparkling & Sweet wines, Fortified Wines plus 1-hour Exam
What's included in the Course Fee?
- All WSET course materials including; Looking Behind the Label course manual, Study Guide, Specification book and Tasting Card
- Use of ISO professional tasting glasses
- All tasting wine (approx 30-35 wines)
- All course handouts
- All course tuition
- Examination Paper
Places remaining: 13
Course Date/Time: Sun 5th Aug 2018 at 9.30am
Duration: 6 hours
Venue: Chamberlain Hotel, Minories, London