WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (ONLINE)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (ONLINE)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (ONLINE)

The course is based around a 5-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.

The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.

All study materials are included in the online course.

The course prepares the student for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits examination and are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognise the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions.

Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specifications on our website here www.thewinecentre.co.za. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. Additional tastings may be included at our discretion.

Students will require access to a computer (recommended) and/or HTML5 compatible mobile or tablet with the following minimum requirements: Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible; web browser with Javascript and cookies** enabled; Adobe Reader XI or equivalent; Internet access (broadband recommended)

Please note:

  • Wines are not included in the cost of this course and although it will greatly enhance your learning experience, it is not compulsory to taste any wine.
  • Lessons are online but students are required to sit their examination with us in person.
  • If either your course books or certificate are required outside of South Africa, please contact us for total course fees.

This course is an ideal introduction to the world of international wines and wine law and is suitable for beginners as well as people who have already studied South African wines.

Who it is aimed at:
  • Wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and want to obtain an internationally recognised wine qualification.
  • People employed in the drinks and hospitality industries with little previous knowledge of alcoholic beverages in particular international wines.
  • People wishing to pursue a career as a sommelier and who want to learn more about international wines and wine styles before going onto accredited Sommelier qualifications.
The Exam:

There is a one hour exam at the end of the course that consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 55%.

Courses
Lessons
Dates
Exam
Date
Enrolment
Deadline
Location Book
Class
20 Oct -23 Nov TBA Closed Enrolment Closed
10 Nov -14 Dec TBA 26 Oct Book
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Topics

  1. Taste and describe wines using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wines®
  2. Learn how to decode and understand labels
  3. Learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international and regionally important grape varieties Principal white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling Other varieties: Albariño, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon, Torrontés, Trebbiano and Verdicchio Principal black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz Other varieties: Aglianico, Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Zinfandel/Primitivo
  4. Learn about the main styles of wines from the key wine-producing regions. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa