WSET Level 2 Wine

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for wine enthusiasts and professionals alike. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.

The course will cover:

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:
    • Chardonnay
    • Pinot Grigio/Gris
    • Sauvignon Blanc
    • Riesling
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Pinot Noir
    • Syrah/Shiraz
  • The style and quality of wines made from 22 regionally important grape varieties produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world
  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:
    • Sparkling wines
    • Fortified wines
  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
  • Principles of food and wine pairing

Assessment

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time - 16 hours of delivery time with a WSET course provider (classroom or online) and 11 hours of personal study and revision

Final exam is a one-hour closed-book examination of 50 multiple-choice questions.

On successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Do I need prior knowledge?

1. The course is great for keen amateurs, who wish to study wine using a structured curriculum and formal assessment. Please note - you do not need to have completed WSET Level 1 in order register for Level 2. Plus, it is a natural progression for those who have attended the East London Wine School 8 Week World of Wine Course.

2. The course is also intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of wines available. The qualification is suitable wherever a good level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies. The course is an absolute must for anyone considering pursuing a career in the wine industry. Achieving a good grade in this qualification provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines.

To participate in the tastings you must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

Still, not sure if this is the right level for you? Give us a call or click here to view the Course Specification including sample exam question.

What do I need to prepare?

There is no need to prepare however, anyone embarking on a WSET qualification should familiarise themselves with the full Specification click here - this document will help you understand what to expect and what you will get out of the course.

You will need six ISO tasting glasses. You can buy these yourselves or we can supply them for you at a cost of £10 for a box of six. Please let us know at least two weeks before the course starts so that we can arrange a supply.

Course Format:

Classroom or Online via Zoom

The Course Fee Includes:

  • Course study guide
  • Professional WSET tuition
  • Examination fees
  • Upon successful completion – Globally Recognised WSET Qualification, Certificate and Lapel Pin

All WSET Courses available as Gift Voucher

We are part of the award-winning Local Wine School network - our members have been nominated for Riedel WSET Educator of the Year 5 times in the last 6 years and won the award in 2015! East London Wine School was honoured to be nominated in our own right in 2019 for Wine Educator of the Year. So when you choose to study with us you can be confident that our educators are some the best in the country.

 

 

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about

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Date/Time: 24th Jan 2021 at 10.30am
Venue: David Game College, 31 Jewry Street, EC3N 2ET

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WSET L2 Wine - Online - Evenings :: Mon 1st Feb 2021

This beginner to intermediate level qualification course provides a structured exploration of the world of wine and is suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.  Individuals on this course

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 20th Feb 2021 at 10.30am
Venue: David Game College, 31 Jewry Street, EC3N 2ET

Price: £425.00
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WSET L2 Wine - Online - Sundays :: Sun 21st Feb 2021

This beginner to intermediate level qualification course provides a structured exploration of the world of wine and is suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.  Individuals on this course

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Price: £330.00
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