WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (ONLINE)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (ONLINE)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (ONLINE)

Studying online offers students the flexibility to fit their studies around their personal commitments and lifestyle. The course is based around a 5 week structured online programme with a suggested 6 hours supplementary study time per week. There are no fixed online study times, so students may plan their study times to suit themselves.

Each week consists of a series of online activities, often based around group discussion, with an online tutor allocated to guide the students’ studies. 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. WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course with students attaining the exact same qualification.

Students register through us, thereafter will receive your WSET course materials and an email from WSET in London with instructions on how to login to the online global classroom.

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%.

Location Book
11 Aug -14 Sep TBA Closed Enrolment Closed
01 Sep -05 Oct TBA 20 Aug Book
20 Oct -23 Nov TBA 05 Oct Book
10 Nov -14 Dec TBA 26 Oct Book
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  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