WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits is our most popular course. It will teach you about the key grape varieties grown around the world, the different styles of wine produced and the production of spirits and liqueurs. It will also introduce the Systematic Approach to Wine Tasting which will be followed when tasting each wine.

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 Course:

Each course comprises of lesson dates (see 'Lesson Dates' below) and an exam date (See 'Exam Date' below).

The exam lasts for one hour and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 55%.

Courses
Lessons
Dates
Exam
Date
Enrolment
Deadline
Location Book
Class
Mon 31st Jul
Tue 01st Aug
14 Aug Closed SOMM Hospitality Enterprises Enrolment Closed
Sat 09th Sep
Sun 10th Sep
16 Sep 31 Aug Johannesburg Book
Sat 02nd Sep
Sun 03rd Sep
09 Sep 24 Aug Cape Town Book
Sat 21st Oct
Sun 22nd Oct
04 Nov 13 Oct Winelands Book
Mon 27th Nov
Tue 28th Nov
04 Dec 17 Nov Cape Town Book
Download Course Specifications

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