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Course description

*  Enrolments close Monday 15th July 2024  *

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. 

Venue Queenstown Resort College
Day 1 5th August 2024
Day 2 6th August 2024
Day 3  7th August 2024
Exam 7th August 2024

NOTE : students must attend all three days.  Classes run 9.30am - 4.45pm. 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. 

Tutor :       Jane Skilton MW
Venue :     Queenstown Resort College

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