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This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. 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 final assessment is a 60 min, 50-question multiple choice exam. The total course hours are 30. The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course objectives and suggested wines may be found in the course Specification. WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Specification
The American Wine School WSET Level 2 Award in Wines
The American Wine School offers WSET Level 2 Wines in two different online formats: WSET Global Classroom , a tutor-guided course with weekly activities you complete at your leisure dand WSET Virtual Class which meets weekly at specific dates and times just like an in-person classroom. These Virtual lectures are led by a live AWS instructor and are identical to our face-to-face instruction with one exception; students are responsible for purchasing the wines for the course (12 bottles total). During the course, students are able to ask questions, chat with other candidates, and submit tasting notes for one-on-one feedback. Virtual sessions are recorded for candidates who might miss a class or want to listen to a lecture again.
Once the course is over, students sit the exam either in person at an American Wine School location or online virtually. COVID-19 UPDATE: As of June 1, 2020 WSET will conduct Level 1 & Level 2 Wine exams ONLINE. While in-person exams are still available, WSET will now offer online exams making it possible to take the exams from the comfort of your own home.
While there is no blind tasting on the exam, sampling wines is a fun part of the learning experience. Students should taste a range of wines during their studies while staying within their budget. A list of suggested wines will be sent to candidates prior to the first class. If you would like to have class wines delivered to your door, please consider purchasing the AWS Level 2 Class 12-pak from our online partner WineJug. The AWS Level 2 12pk is $250 including shipping.
The Level 2 Online Learning course fee of $550 includes study guide, online course, and exam fee. All wines tasted during the course are purchased by candidates.