Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Award in Wines Level II, ONLINE STUDY
Presented by WSET Certified Educators
Learning about wines has never been more flexible. Enjoy the ability to work around your existing schedule through enrollment in our 5 week WSET Level 2 Online study program.
Through a supported and interactive Online Classroom, the Level 2 Award in Wines online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course while allowing you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator.
This course follows a 5-week study program including live webinars and instructor support with set start and finish dates along with a 50 multiple choice examination which must be completed in person at Atlanta Wine School.
Each week consists of a series of instructor-guided online activities and group discussions. A timed feedback test is provided at the end of each week for students to practice for the exam and assess their understanding of that week’s topics. Group tasting activities are also provided to familiarize students with the Systematic Approach to Tasting at Intermediate level.
Requirements and Terms:
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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
Week 5 – Review and Mock Exam
Earn A Credential In Wine:
Candidates who successfully complete the certification course and pass the examination will have gained:
- WSET Level 2 Award in Wines certificate
- WSET lapel pin
- Training in the broad range of wine, spirits and liqueur and the knowledge to help you in sales, hospitality and wholesale areas of the industry
- Tutored blind tasting experience using the WSET methodology
- Ability to access a wine's quality and price
- Ability to move onto the Level III: Award in Wines Qualification
Is This Program Right for YOU:
For Industry Personnel and Consumer Wine Lovers, our online classroom includes a structured and informative program that provides vocational training in the broad range of wine and spirits to underpin job skills and competencies in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retail, restaurant and wholesale industries.
This certification is both valuable for the consumer wishing to gain a broader understanding of wine and spirits, as well as learn how to taste and assess wines professionally; and for those working in the industry desiring to obtain an intermediate level professional certification from a trusted internationally recognized organization.
The online classroom includes a guided tasting of wines utilizing the WSET systematic approach to tasting wine that enables students to access wines in a structured manner. In addition, students will receive study pointers for the Level 2 WSET exam. Throughout this interactive 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 which are not provided although guidance will be provided on the styles to taste.
There is no pre-requisite to take this program however successful completion of the Level 1 Award in Wines is recommended. Advanced preparation is required prior to the start of the course.
Understand the factors that influence wine style and price.
Know the characteristics of the principal grape varieties used in wine production.
Know how to use the labeling terms on a bottle to deduce the style and flavor of still wines produced in the key wine producing countries of the world.
Know how to use the labelling terms on a bottle to deduce the style, flavor and method of production of sparkling wines produced in the key wine producing countries of the world.
Know how to use the labelling terms on a bottle to deduce the style, flavor and production method of sweet and fortified wines produced in the key wine producing countries of the world.
Be able to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wines and spirits.
Be able to produce analytical tasting notes of wines using industry recognized tasting terms.
To give students an idea of the sort of questions which might be asked, here are two examples. The examination consists of 50 questions similar to these, to be completed in a maximum of 60 minutes.
Compared to red wines, white wines are generally fermented at
a) either higher or lower temperatures
b) the same temperature
c) higher temperatures
d) lower temperatures.
Which grape variety is considered to produce high-quality white wines in both Germany and Australia?
The cost for this program includes:
- Level II Study Pack (Book, Study Guide, etc.)*
- Online program
- Suggested tasting samples
- Certificate and pin upon completion*
*Shipping fees not included
AWS is unable to offer a Trade discount on this course.
Optional Wine Sample Kits*:
Supplement your online learning with wine sample kits available through E-tasting. Wine sample kit pricing is as follows:
WSET Level One tasting kit $135 - includes 10 wine samples
WSET Level Two tasting kit $430 - includes 40 wine samples
WSET Level Three tasting kit $699 - includes 64 wine samples
*Sample wine kits are NOT provided by Vino Venue. The samples kits are provided and shipped directly by E-tasting.
Exams are now available ONLINE!
Exam updates will be communicated via email. Please note there is a $100 cancellation fee after exams have been ordered. Exams will be held at the Atlanta Wine School/Vino Venue location in Atlanta, GA at: 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody, Road, 30338.
NOTE: We are unable to make exceptions for course registration deadlines. Registration closes 12 days before each course start date.