WSET® Level 2 Intermediate Course

Who It’s For:

Consumers who have a serious interest in wine and also professionals working in the wine and hospitality industries who want to expand their knowledge beyond the basics. No previous study required.

What You’ll Learn:

The characteristics of all the major, and several minor, grape varieties of the world, the styles of wine they produce and how to recognize them by the label. You’ll also learn how wine grapes are grown, how wine is made and the differences between the key sparkling, sweet and fortified wines and spirits of the world. And you will taste! You’ll learn proper tasting technique and practice with six wines each session.

Class Format:

16 hours of class time and a one-hour exam consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions.

What You’ll Achieve:

  • The ability to interpret labels of the major wines and spirits of the world.
  • An understanding of the principles of wine tasting and evaluating.
  • The knowledge to provide basic guidance on appropriate wine selection and service.
  • Successful candidates receive the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits.

Entrance Requirements:

1. At least 21 years of age AND
2. High School, College, or Post-Graduate diploma or transcript; OR
3. Letter of reference from a wine or spirits trade professional on company letterhead stating:
(1) That the prospective student is known to him/her personally, (2) That he/she is aware of the student’s knowledge of and interest in wine; and (3) That he/she believes the student is qualified to pursue structured study of wine and spirits.