The WSET Level 2 Course, offered by The Wine & Spirit Archive, allows the expansion of the students’ vocabulary while continuing to hone professional tasting techniques. The course will take place Sundays starting January 28th and lasting through March 17th. The certification exam will be held on Sunday, March 31st at 10:00 AM.
Here, you will be challenged with in-depth examination of every major wine region, including (but not limited to) – varietals, styles, viticulture, technique, educated food pairings, and labeling laws. We will also continue to expand the students’ vocabulary while continuing to hone professional tasting techniques.
Over the course of approximately 40 hours of classroom instruction – both lecture & collaborative discussion – we will also taste approximately 90 wines structured by the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.
For the student’s maximum success, one should budget time outside of class for reading, studying, tasting and assignment completion.
This advanced level study is appropriate for those with a very strong foundation of knowledge and tasting technique.
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wine is a recommended prerequisite.
Industry – The aspiring professional will take a great leap from this course, establishing themselves as an asset to almost every level of the industry upon completion.
Enthusiast – This is a rigorous curriculum that will certainly challenge any student. The dedicated hobbyist is more than welcome.
*There will be no additional fee for textbook, study guide, exam registration, included tasting, or course certificate.
**Detailed course syllabus and exam content (courtesy of WSET) can be found here.
***For the student’s maximum success, one should budget time outside of class for reading, studying, tasting and assignment completion.
****The certification exam includes blind evaluation of 2 wines in addition to 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short-answer/essay questions. Once successfully completed, students receive the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine.
The certification exam at the end of the course includes blind evaluation of 2 wines as well as 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short-answer/essay questions. Students who successfully complete this exam are awarded the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine.