WSET Level 2 Courses
This qualification is essential for anyone wanting to get into the drinks/wine industry. It provides excellent all-round knowledge. The focus is on active learning which allows participants to take away knowledge that can be applied in practical situations.
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It’s the most illustrative way to learn about wine with around 30-35 wines tasted. We teach the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting which gives a thorough grounding in the principles of tasting.
Food & Wine Matching
Taking students beyond received wisdom to a real understanding of why and how flavours and textures work together.
Guiding students through the sometimes baffling and opaque information presented on a label giving clarity on what to expect to find inside the bottle.
How wine is made
Learn about winemaking and all the other contributing factors to the finished style, quality and price of the wine.
The major grape varieties
We look at all the important international and many regionally important varieties, both white and black grapes.
White: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscadet, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon, Torrontés, Trebbiano and Verdicchio.
Black: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz, Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & Zinfandel.
The major wine regions of the world
Although wine is now produced in several other countries we focus on these to provide clarity, culturally and historically, as they are still the key suppliers of wine in both volume and value. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa.
The course is 16 hours usually spread over 3 days (with revision & the exam on the final day) with a recommended 12 hours of private study in addition. The more study you can complete in preparation for the course the more you will gain from the classroom hours. A pack will be sent to you with a course book, a study guide and a laminated tasting guide – you’ll soon see why it’s laminated!
At the end of the final day there will be a one hour exam with 50 multiple choice questions. The pass level is 55%… if you’re successful – believe – you will receive a certificate, which you can frame for the office or the water closet, and a lapel pin to wear with pride.
October 22nd – November 5th
This course runs on 3 consecutive Monday evenings: 22/10; 29/10; 5/11.
We will start and end promptly. If you have any special requirements please let us know at least 1 week before the course starts.
Date: Various Available
Start: 10:00 am
Finish: 5:00 pm
Cost: £375 per person