WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines

585,00 Vrijgesteld van BTW

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Registration closes 10 days prior to course start date
Courses and exams take place at Vindict Wine – Docklandsweg 5

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Course Price: €585 Vrijgesteld van BTW

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The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines that is suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for candidates wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge on 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. Upon successful completion, candidates will receive a WSET certificate, lapel pin, and use of the WSET certified logo.

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Description

WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines is intended for people who have little to no prior knowledge. It is suitable wherever a good level of wine knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example: in the customer service and sales functions of hospitality, retailing, and wholesaling industries. It is also useful for those who have a general interest in wine and wish to broaden their knowledge.

Successful candidates will be able to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties, interpret wine labels from the main wine-producing regions of the world, and give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service, as well as understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation. 

The course price includes 21 hours of guided in-class learning, 6 tasting glasses for new students, a WSET Level 2 study pack, over 40 wines tasted, and the exam fee. Successful candidates will receive a WSET certificate, lapel pin, and use of the WSET certified logo.

 

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz)
  • The style and quality of wines made from 22 regionally important grape varieties (e.g. Nebbiolo, Malbec, Viognier) produced in over 70 geographical indications worldwide
  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of sparkling and fortified wines
  • Key labelling terms that indicate origin, style, and quality
  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
  • Principles of food and wine pairing

 

What is Expected:

  • This course is ideal for complete beginners or those with a little knowledge of wine. You don’t need to have completed any other qualification to enroll. If you are completely new to the world of wine, you may wish to study the Level 1 Award in Wines first, but this is by no means essential. It is recommended that you review the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines specification before the start of the course.
  • Students should plan to attend as many of the in-class sessions as possible and should plan for a minimum of 11 hours of private study. Students should review the course specification in detail for a full understanding of the expectations of the course. 
  • This course ends with a closed-book exam of 50 multiple choice questions. Wine Lab offers one free re-sit* for unsuccessful candidates. Subsequent re-sits are subject to a fee of 75€.

 

Class Sessions for all WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Courses are as follows:

  • Lesson 1 – Tasting Technique, Food and Wine Pairing, Red Wine production
  • Lesson 2 – Pinot Noir, Zinfandel/Primitivo; White, Sweet, and Rosé Production; Cool Climate White Varieties
  • Lesson 3 – International White Varieties, International Red Varieties
  • Lesson 4 – International and other Red Varieties
  • Lesson 5 – Italian Varieties
  • Lesson 6 – Sparkling and Fortified Wines
  • Review Session, Feedback Test
  • Exam**

 

*Students are only eligible for a free re-sit if they attend all 21 hours of in-class guided learning and submit one feedback exam.

    Additional information

    Prerequisites

    If you are completely new to the world of wine, you may wish to study the Level 1 Award in Wines first, but this is by no means essential. Candidates must be of legal drinking age in the Netherlands. If you are not of legal drinking age, or choose not to consume alcohol for religious or health reasons, this may not be a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. Please contact jody@winelabamsterdam.com for more information.

    What’s Included

    The course price includes 21 hours of guided in-class learning, 6 tasting glasses for new students, a WSET Level 2 study pack, over 40 wines tasted, the exam fee, and one free re-sit subject to conditions. Successful candidates will receive a WSET certificate, a lapel pin, and permission to use the WSET certified logo.

    What’s Expected

    Students should plan to attend as many of the in-class sessions as possible and should plan for a minimum of 11 hours of private study. Students should review the course specification in detail for a full understanding of the expectations of the course.

    Assessment

    Closed-book exam of 50 multiple choice questions. A score of 55% or higher is required to pass. Candidates scoring between 70% and 84% will earn a “Pass with Merit”. Candidates scoring 85% and above will earn a “Pass with Distinction”. Wine Lab provides one free re-sit to students who attend all 30 hours of in-class guided learning and submit one feedback exam. Subsequent re-sits are subject to a fee of 75€.