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Course description

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines gives a broad overview of the world of wines. Each class focuses on specific subjects and always includes the opportunity to taste related wines. The course is taught over three days and upon completion of classes on the third day, students sit a one hour, 50 question multiple choice closed book exam. There is no tasting exam. 

Day 1 Sunday 1st September
Day 2 Saturday 7th September
Day 3 + exam Saturday 14th September

Venue : The Tasting Room, Epsom, Auckland

Tutor : Jane Skilton MW

Timing : 9.30am - 4.30pm each day

The completed exams are sent back to WSET in London for marking and grading. 

It is recommended that students put in at least 12 hours of their own private study prior to sitting the exam.  NOTE : students must attend all three days.

Day One

  • Introduction to Course, Wine Tasting, Storage of Wine, Food & Wine Pairing
  • Factors Influencing the production of red wines
  • Zinfandel and Pinot Noir
  • Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz

Day Two

  • Factors influencing the production of white, sweet and rose wines 
  • Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Semillon/Semillon, Furmint
  • Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Albarino
  • Sparkling wines

Day Three

  • Gamay, Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carmenere, Malbec, Pinotage
  • Cortese, Garganega, Verdicchio, Fiano, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Corvina, Sangiovese, Montepulciano
  • Fortified wines
  • Exam

2024 Course Fee : $1395.00 inc gst

includes WSET course study materials, wines, and exam fee

Specification : /sites/default/files/WSET%20Level%202%20Wine%20specification.pdf