WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

Layout 1Aimed at enthusiastic individuals with some knowledge of wines but who want to know more, or those already in or looking to get into the wine or hospitality industry, the Level 2 course focuses on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, different styles of wines (including Sparkling, Fortified and sweet wines), and the production of spirits and liqueurs. Students are also taught how to taste wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. Each session will be supported by relevant tasting samples and at least 24 different wines will be tasted throughout the course.

Final assessment will be through an externally set and marked 50 question multiple choice examination of 1 hour which will be taken during the final session.

The Level 2 course is an internationally regarded course ideal for those with the Level 1 qualification but this is not a specific requirement; anyone can start at this level. 

Topics include:

  • How wine is made

  • Factors influencing the style of wine

  • Key white grape varieties

  • Key black grape varieties

  • Wine-producing regions of the world

  • Sparkling wines

  • Sweet wines and fortified wines

  • Spirits and liqueurs

  • Label terminology

  • Food & Wine pairing

  • Tasting wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach


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