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WSET Wines Level 2

WSET's Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.


This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of 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. 

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:

    • ChardonnayPinot Grigio/GrisSauvignon BlancRieslingCabernet SauvignonMerlotPinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz

  • ​The style and quality of wines:

    • made from 22 regionally important grape varieties

    • produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world

  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:

    • Sparkling wines

    • Fortified wines

  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality

  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine

  • Principles of food and wine pairing

What's included:

  • Official WSET Level 2 in Wines Study Pack

  • Minimum of 16 classroom hours with a WSET qualified instructor

  • 40+ wines tasted in-class

  • Access to exclusive candidate-only perks through France 44

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours* of study/classroom time:

  • 16 hours of delivery time with a WSET course provider (classroom or online)

  • 11 hours of personal study and revision

  • A 1-hour examination

The course culminates in a one-hour, closed-book examination consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. There are no prerequisites required to register for this course.

For more detailed information, see the official Specification Guide


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