This course focuses on wine tasting, pairing, storage & service as well as factors that affect the style and quality of wine. Students will learn how environmental factors influence wine style and quality. Additionally, the course covers white, rose, and red wine making in various regions around the world. A particular focus is place on understanding classic grape varieties as well as labeling terms. Fortified and Sparkling wines are also discussed. The course assessment is a 60 min, 50 question, multiple choice exam that can be taken online or in person. The course material should take about 30 hours to complete. The WSET Level 2 in Wines course objectives and suggested wines may be found in the course Specification. WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Specification
WSET Global Classroom
The WSET Global Classroom is an online, tutor-guided course with weekly activities. There are no instructor-led lectures associated with this course. There are no set class dates. Instead, this flexible self-study online course is guided by a WSET online tutor. Weekly topics can be viewed by logging into the online classroom anytime during the week. There are set start and finish dates for each week, but no set class times. The course is offered in 6 modules with educator support. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during the 5 week window.
If you would prefer a course with weekly instructor-led lectures, please please visit the Virtual Classroom page here: More on Virtual Classes
Regardless of which option you choose, once the course is over students arrange with American Wine School, an Approved Program Provider, to take the exam in person at an American Wine School location or online 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. Suggested wines can be found in the course Specification.
The Level 2 Online Learning course fee includes study kit, online course, and exam fee. The total cost is $550 per person.
COVID-19 UPDATE: As of June 1, 2020 WSET will conduct Level 2 Wine exam 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. For online exam requirements, please click hereRI_CANDIDATE_INFORMATION_3.0