The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge. It is suitable wherever a good level of wine knowledge is required to underpin job skills and
competencies, for example in the customer service and sales functions of hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries. It is also useful for those who have a general interest in wine and wish to
broaden their knowledge.
Successful candidates will be able to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties, interpret wine labels from the main wineproducing regions of the world and give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service, as well as understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation.
REQUIREMENTS TO SIGN-UP FOR THE COURSE
- Basic knowledge about wine (See an example of MCQ here)
- A minimum of 11 hours of preparation (but we recommend 20 hours) by reading the course book and provided documentation.
Feel free to contact us to get a personalized evaluation of your actual level.
In order to meet the qualification aims there are six learning outcomes.
- Learning Outcome 1 – Understand the environmental influences and grape-growing options in the vineyard and how these will impact the style and quality of wine.
- Learning Outcome 2 – Understand how winemaking and bottle ageing influence the style and quality of wine.
- Learning Outcome 3 – Understand how environmental influences, grape-growing options, winemaking and bottle ageing influence the style and quality of wines made from the principal grape varieties.
- Learning Outcome 4 – Know the style and quality of wines produced from regionally important black and white grape varieties.
- Learning Outcome 5 – Understand how the production process can influence the styles of sparkling and fortified wines.
- Learning Outcome 6 – Understand the key principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine, and in the pairing of food and wine.
For more information on WSET 2 certification in wine; download the fully detailed documents here.
The course is taught by a WSET certified wine expert (oenology and tasting, DipWSET,…). The following study material is available to students:
- The study book “Wines: Looking Behind the Label” (80 pages) featuring key information, wine maps and images illustrating the WSET Level 2 in wines course.
- A specification booklet recapping key points, syllabus together with mock exercises and tasting notes.
- A card featuring the method of systematic approach for tasting and a list of descriptors for Level 2.
- Presentations and talks between the class and the expert-educator.
- Exercises to do on your own or in class.
IMPORTANT : In order to offer the best possible tuition to students, attendance is limited to a dozen of participants.
TASTING OF FRENCH WINES AND WINES FROM THE WORLD
More than 40 wines tasted in class, chosen among the great wine regions of France and other wine countries of the world and for their typicality and quality. Main grape varietals of the world and main appellations and regions are covered in this practical course.
Some past examples : Côte-Rôtie – domaine Ogier, Saint Julien – Château Cantemerle Grand Cru Classé, Stellenbosch Pinotage – domaine Ken Forester, Chablis – Albert Bichot … etc…
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is assessed by a closed-book examination that consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, to be completed in 60 minutes.
All examination questions are based on the published learning outcomes, and the recommended study materials (Wines: Looking Behind the Label) contain the information required to answer these questions. A candidate is required to pass with a minimum mark of 55 per cent.
Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. This certification is stronlgy encouraged before taking the WSET level 3 in wines Course.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Oenovino is a company that fights discrimination and advocates for equal opportunity in the wine world. Please find here our Terms and Conditions.
If you need specific assistance or arrangements that we can offer, please contact us early on in order for us to find the best solution for you. Contact us.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
We ensure that the reception conditions for people with disabilities are respected and we study all situations on a case-by-case basis in order to consider integration into training. In the event that this is not possible, we will arrange for referral to other appropriate organizations. For any question concerning a situation of disability, whatever it is, and to assess and anticipate the necessary arrangements for your participation, please get in touch with our disability referent : Jules Lamon – jlamon [at] oenovino [point] paris – Tél : 01 84 25 05 86
HOW TO FIND US
Oenovino – 33 rue de Charonne – 75011 PARIS
DURATION : 3 days – 21 hours.
TIME : 9h30-18h30 (Week-end course)
Fee: 690 € tax included.