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WSET Level 2 Spirits Napa, California


For individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs, this qualification provides comprehensive training. You’ll learn about the production methods and characteristics of the main spirit categories, while also exploring key brands and the use of spirits in cocktails. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

The course covers the main categories of spirits and liqueurs as well as the influences of production methods on the different styles available in each category. Students will be introduced to our Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits while also exploring the use of spirits in cocktails. The product knowledge gained on this course will give a significant advantage to those working with spirits in both on- and off-trade alcohol.



This qualification has a minimum requirement of 26 hours of study time, including 14 hours of classroom study.

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

The Level of Knowledge Needed to Take This Course:  None necessary.

What’s covered?

  • How spirits are made
  • The characteristics of the main styles of spirits and liqueurs
  • How production methods affect style and quality
  • The major global spirits brands
  • How to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

To obtain the WSET® Level 2 Award Certificate in Spirits, you will need to successfully pass the 50 multiple choice question exam.

Upon successful completion of this WSET® Level 2 Certification Course, you will have gained

  • Training in the broad range of spirits and liqueur, knowledge which will help you in sales, hospitality and wholesale areas of the industry.
  • Tutored tasting of spirits
  • Knowledge of the systematic approach to tasting that will allow you to assess a spirit’s quality and price
  • Level 2 Award in Spirits Certification from the WSET®

Class Details

  • Tuition Fee $695
  • Includes Priority shipping of course book, 2-Day course, textbooks, study materials, tasting samples and exam. Lunch included.

Additional information

Course Date

October 15-16, 2018

Knowledge Level



WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)


Napa, California

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