WSET Level 2 (Intermediate) Online Course: Award in Wine & Spirits
This qualification covers the key grape varieties grown and the different styles of wine produced around the world as well as the production of spirits and liqueurs. During class, students will be taken through a guided tasting of wines and taught the WSET systematic approach to tasting wine that will let you access wines in a structured manner. Napa Valley Wine Academy students will receive study pointers on the Level 2 WSET exam. As you work through the course, you will be asked to share your learning experience with the rest of the course group, looking at what wine labels tell you about the contents of the bottle and exchange tasting notes. Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste a minimum of 8 wines (not provided, but you will be given guidance on the styles to taste).
The level of Knowledge Needed to Take This Course: None necessary. This class is especially recommended for:
- Those in the retail, hospitality or wholesale areas of the wine and spirits industry wishing to obtain greater knowledge and professional certification from a trusted internationally-recognized organization;
- Wine enthusiasts wanting to gain a broad view of grapes and wines produced around the world
- Anyone wanting to learn how to taste and access wines professionally
To obtain the WSET Level 2 Award Certificate in Wine & Spirits, you will need to successfully pass an exam with 50 multiple-choice questions. – EXAM must be taken in person at one of our school locations. Upon successful completion of this WSET Level 2 Certification course you will have gained:
- Training in the broad range of wine, spirits and liqueur, knowledge which will help you in sales, hospitality and wholesale areas of the industry.
- WSET Tutored tasting of wines.
- Knowledge of the systematic approach to tasting that will allow you to access a wine’s quality and price
- Level II Award in Wine & Spirits Certification from the WSET – which is a formal qualification in wine.
The WSET Level 2 (Intermediate) Certificate online course follows a 5-week study program which includes LIVE webinars and instructor support with set start and finish dates as follows:
- Week 1 – Factors Influencing Wine Style, Quality & Price, Sales & Service, Responsible Drinking
- Week 2 – Key Grape Varieties
- Week 3 – Regional, Quality & Stylistic Labeling Terms, Food & Wine Matching
- Week 4 – Sparkling Wines, Sweet Wines, Spirits & Liqueurs
- Week 5 – Review and Mock Exam