wset level 2 Award in wines & spirits

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Overview

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits 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. This course 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.
  • People wishing to pursue a career as a sommelier and who want to learn more about international wines and wine styles.

The lectures are run on two full days with a separate examination within 5 days after the course. The exam lasts for one hour and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 55%.

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Topics

  1. Wine tasting: taste and describe wines using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wines®
  2. Food and Wine Pairing: a guide to the key considerations when pairing food and wine successfully
  3. Wine Service and Storage: learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wines
  4. Social Responsibility: a guide to sensible drinking
  5. Labelling: learn how to decode and understand labels
  6. Factors influencing the Style of Wine: study the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine in the vineyard and winery
  7. Grape Varieties: 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
  8. Key Wine-Producing Regions of the World: 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 

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Price

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits 2 day course: KES 57,500.00 (excl. VAT)*


Course fee includes:

  • All tuition
  • WSET systematic approach to tasting wine card
  • 136 page Level 2 work book
  • 83 page Level 2 course book
  • World wine regions map
  • Exam fees
  • International courier costs (exams are marked in London)
  • Food and wine Pairing
  • Tasting of approximately 40 wines & spirits
  • Lunch & refreshments
  • Certificate with Lapel Pin when you pass


* For prices is Seychelles please contact Kristof Delaere (k.delaere@southerndevine.com)

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