WSET Level 2 Award in Wines | Online Course

Deepen Your Knowledge & Tasting Skills

An intermediate course to expand your wine knowledge so you can confidently share it with others

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines | Online Course

Do you want to learn more about wine and gain an internationally recognized certification?

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INTERMEDIATE

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5 WEEKS

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HOURS OF STUDY 28-35

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WSET LEVEL 2

Time to Go Deeper

Everything You Need to Excel at WSET Level 2

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines | Online Course

$699.00

A lot of wine schools offer WSET certification courses, and it can be confusing to choose the best one for you.

 

After a decade of experience we know exactly what students need to prepare for the test, and have developed multiple modalities for your preferred way of learning.

 

Our WSET Level 2 online course is designed to be hands-on, with guided tastings, mock exams and other interactive materials through our proprietary learning platform. We give you the support and professional instruction you need to get certified and apply what you learn.

 

By the end of the WSET Level 2, you’ll be able to:

 

  • Identify the major grape varieties and important regions that define the world’s key wines

  • Decode label information to understand a wine’s quality and style

  • Calibrate your tasting skills to our NVWA instructors using the WSET’s Level 2 Systematic Approach to Wine Tasting (SAT)

If you’re ready to go beyond the basics, WSET Level 2 Award in Wine offers a deeper look at the world’s wine styles and regions. You’ll elevate your tasting skills with our 12-bottle (100 ml) wine tasting kit*, curated by our experts for this level. To read the course nitty-gritty, CLICK HERE.

This course is designed to be hands-on and fun. By the end of the WSET Level 2 Award in Wine, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the principal grape varieties grown around the world and the different styles produced from them, including sparkling and fortified wine
  • Decode label information to understand a wine’s quality and style
  • Calibrate your tasting skills to our NVWA instructors using the WSET’s Level 2 Systematic Approach to Wine Tasting (SAT)

A lot of wine schools offer WSET certification courses, and it can be confusing to choose the best one for you. After a decade of experience we know exactly what students need to prepare for the test, and have developed multiple modalities for your preferred way of learning. You’ll benefit from live webinars and video lectures, hands-on interactive activities, quizzes, a mock exam, and instructor support.

Sign up now on our website for this WSET Level 2 Online five (5) week program that promises to give you everything you need to achieve this intermediate-level certification!

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification.

*NO SHIP LOCATIONS: International (outside of United States), AK, AR, CT, DE, HI, MD, MS, NJ, RI, SD, UT, VT, WV and Puerto Rico

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Course Dates Webinar Times Instructor
June 29 - July 27 Mondays @ 1 pm PST
Wed July 6 (due to July 4th), July 11, July 18, July 25
Jean Cox
July 13 - Aug 17 Tuesdays @ 4 pm PST
July 19, July 26, Aug 2, Aug 9
Desiree Harrison-Brown
Aug 3 - Sept 7 Mondays @ 1pm PST
Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29
Jean Cox
Aug 17 - Sept 22 Tuesdays @ 4pm PST
Aug 23, Aug 30, Sept 6, Sept 13
Desiree Harrison-Brown
Sept 7 - Oct 12 Mondays @ 1pm PST
Sept 12, Sept 19, Sept 26, Oct 3
Jean Cox
Sept 21 - Oct 26 Tuesdays @ 4pm PST
Sept 27, Oct 7, Oct 11, Oct 18
Desiree Harrison-Brown
Oct 5 - Nov 9 Mondays @ 1pm PST
Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31
Jean Cox

WHY STUDY WITH US?

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Online Wine Academy™ Student Portal

Accelerate your learning with access to our proprietary student platform, where you can ask questions, get answers, and engage with other wine experts.

VIRTUAL-TASTINGS

Test Taking Strategies

We don’t just teach the material, we prepare you for the tests. We provide study packs, mock exam questions and tasting activities for every level.

EXPERT-TEAM

NVWA + WSET Trained Instructors

Our industry experts are also expert instructors. We train them ourselves. They don’t just have knowledge, they also know how to share it.

Here’s what you can expect:

5-Week WSET Level 2 Online Program

Online Course

NVWA Extras

Expert Support

Your registration includes:

WSET Level 2 is ideal for:

  • Anyone currently working in the wine industry wanting to advance
  • Those looking to work in wine and needing credentials
  • Enthusiasts wanting a structured way to deepen their wine knowledge
  • WSET Level 1 graduates OR anyone with a foundational understanding of wine (WSET Level 1 is not a prerequisite)

HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT

Trained WSET Instructors | Online Support | 96% pass rate for Level 2

Wine education is complex enough. Here’s how we make it easy to achieve certification:

WSET Level 2 includes

4 hours of training, interactive activities, quizzes and assignments plus 4 guided tasting webinars with 12 wines. Exam is 1 hour (50 questions).

Online Wine Academy™ Student Portal

Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.

NVWA Student-Only Community

Ask questions and get answers with NVWA certified experts. Plus, engage with our +4,000 community.

WHY PREPARE FOR WSET CERTIFICATION WITH US?

INTRODUCING

Your Wine Guides for WSET Level 2

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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

ACE YOUR WSET CERTIFICATION

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ENROLL

You'll receive a Welcome Email with everything you need to get the most out of your experience.

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ATTEND

Join us for live webinars, ask questions, and accelerate your wine knowledge with our certified wine experts.

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TOAST

Celebrate your success with a deeper appreciation and understanding of what’s in the glass!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Holding the WSET Level 1 Award in Wine certification is not required, however, if you are totally new to wine we would recommend considering enrolling in either the WSET Level 1 or our Wine 101 online course. You must be of legal drinking age to enroll in this course.
The WSET Level 2 online course is entirely self-paced, except for 4 live webinars set by the instructor in weeks 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the course (webinar schedule). Webinars are recorded for those unable to attend live via zoom usually lasting 60-90 minutes).
Access to the online course is for 1 year but you choose the dates of your 5 week – Instructor-led course. On the start date of your course, you will receive access via email link to the online course portal. You have access to the course materials 24/7! Only the webinars are scheduled at specific times, again, recorded if you can’t watch live. You will have access to the whole course for 12-months online: 5 weeks for the instructor-led portion and then the rest via the Post-Course Module without webinars or live instructor.
Included in the course price are five weeks of online classroom instruction, wine kits, all your material fees, exam fees, and online access to our pre-study module.
YES, the exam is offered online as well as an in-person option. You have 12 months from the time you enroll in the course to sit the exam either online or at one of our locations across the U.S.
If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, you can resit the exam during another scheduled exam date. A resit fee applies.
Candidates will be required to pass a closed-book examination, comprised of a closed-book examination of 60 minutes duration and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions worth one mark each. You must pass the exam with a minimum of 55% to earn your certification and pin.
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This is a five-week, self-paced course with a fixed start/end date. However you will have 12 months of access to the online learning material, providing you the flexibility to study wine in a way that fits your schedule.

The Level 2 Award in Wine Online class covers the same syllabus as the classroom course but through a supported and interactive Online Classroom, which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator.

You'll gain an understanding of the principal grape varieties grown and the different styles of wine produced around the world, as well as the production of sparkling and fortified wines.

The course explores the major grape varieties and important regions that define the world’s key wines in a structured and engaging format. You’ll learn about production, key labeling terminology, tasting techniques, and major classifications to help you identify wines with confidence.

To earn the WSET Level 2 Award Certificate in Wine, you will need to pass the exam with 50 multiple-choice questions. The proctored exam can be taken EITHER online or in-person within 12-months from the time of your enrollment at one of our school locations across the U.S.

During the online class, students will be taking part in 4 LIVE instructor-led guided wine tasting webinars and taught the WSET systematic approach to tasting wine. As you work through the online class, you will be asked to complete interactive learning assignments, complete tasting assignments, and submit your notes to the instructor for grading.

There is no previous certification needed to enroll in this course, but it is understood that you have a basic wine knowledge. 

Upon successful completion of this WSET Level 2 Certification course you will have gained:

  • Training in the broad range of wine knowledge which will help you in sales, hospitality, and commercial 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 2 Award in Wine Certification from the WSET - which is a formal qualification in wine.

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wine Certificate online course follows a 5-week study program which includes 4 LIVE webinars and instructor support with set start and finish dates as follows:

  • Week 1 – Tasting, Pairing, Storage & Service of Wine
  • Week 2 – Factors Affecting Wine Style & Quality
  • Week 3 – Red Wines
  • Week 4 – White Wines
  • Week 5 – Sparkling & Fortified Wines & Review

The online class includes:

  • 4 LIVE webinars and instructor support
  • 20+ recorded video lectures with interactive activities
  • A quiz with mock exam questions is provided at the end of each week for students to practice for the exam and assess their understanding of that week's topics.
  • Tasting activities to help familiarize students with the Systematic Approach to Tasting at the Intermediate level.
  • 50 question mock-exam to prepare you for the actual in-person exam.
  • 12-months of access to online learning material
  • One exam credit

System Requirements: This course is taught 100% online, students will require access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible with Javascript and cookies enabled. Adobe Reader XI or equivalent. Adobe Flash Player 11. Internet access (broadband recommended).

Wine Kits:

We are able to ship the wine kits to the following states ONLY: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NV, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY, Wash DC.  ADULT SIGNATURE REQUIRED UPON DELIVERY. 

NO SHIP LOCATIONS: International (outside of  the United States), AK, AR, CT, DE, HI, MD, MS, NJ, RI, SD, UT, VT, WV and Puerto Rico

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 11.5 × 2 in
Subject

Wine

Knowledge Level

Intermediate

Certification

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Level

Level 2

Region of Study

Global

Course Format

Online Course

Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Location

Want to know if this program is right for you?

Schedule a call to speak with one of our WSET diploma series experts.

How We’re Different

We’re Premier, not Pretentious

We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.

(There’s a reason we have some of the highest pass rates in the industry.)

WSET Educator of the Year 2016

AWARD WINNING

WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.

LEVEL 2 Wines Online – The Nitty Gritty

SCHEDULE: Our unique, online program is largely self-paced and accessible 24/7 with videos, hands-on experiments, online activities and interactive quizzes led by WSET certified educators from our award-winning school. The only ‘scheduled’ lessons are the live online (Zoom) webinars and homework submission and feedback during the 5-week instructor-led course.

CHOOSE the 5 week Instructor-led course that works for you. Link to the WEBINAR SCHEDULE on the product page to help make your decision. These hour-long lessons (via Zoom) are live tasting webinars and lectures set up by your WSET instructor. If you miss the scheduled sessions, watch the recorded version posted in the “WEBINAR” module in the online course.

COMMUNICATE and taste wine with your instructor during your five-week course and interact with your fellow students through discussions and our online community.

ACCESS the course material for 12 months so you can keep studying following the instructor-led portion till your selected exam date.

WINE KIT:  We’ve included a 12 bottle (100 ml) wine tasting kit with the course (additional shipping of $25 is applied at checkout for students in our shippable states).

We are unable to ship wine kits Internationally (outside of the United States) or to the U.S. States AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, HI, MD, MS, NJ, PR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WV.

Live in a State or Country we can’t ship wine to?  We invite students in these locations to source similar or equivalent wines locally.  We assist you by including a list of wine options in our WINE KIT info found inside your course.

STUDY MATERIALS:  The WSET Level 2 Wines course is supported by a study guide and workbook.  We ship out hard copy study packs to students within the continental US upon enrollment.  International students are given access to an eBook online version via the WSET Global online portal (not downloadable or printable). Ebooks are accessible for 1 year through WSET Global portal.

We are happy to accommodate students wanting hardcopy options via reliable shipping channels with proven addresses. All additional fees are payable by the student and receipt only guaranteed through the Shipper (UPS, DHL, FEDEX). Contact us with a preferred shipper and address if you wish to purchase a hardcopy version.  We will vet shipping prices and time estimates best suited for delivery.

RECOMMENDED STUDY HOURS needed to pass the exam with distinction is 28 hours (17 Guided Learning Hours and 11 hours of Private Study).

EXAM is timed with 50 multiple choice questions and can be done online.  Multiple exam dates are available so you can  schedule one that works best for you within one year of the course start date.  Additional fees may  apply with changing your exam date. Exam cost is included with the course and you can register for the exam inside your course.

WANT MORE HELP? We’ve got you covered! Additional study materials are available free on our Resources section of this website with free videos, webinars and online tastings. We also offer individual coaching with our experts!

PREREQUISITE: This is an intermediate course. WSET Level 1 in Wine is not required prior to taking WSET Level 2 if you have foundational wine knowledge and/or you actively work in the wine industry and have a basic understanding of wine and wine-making.

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