WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Aimed 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, 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. 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

  • Label terminology

  • Food & Wine pairing

  • Tasting wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach

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