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WSET Level 2: Richmond, TX

Student For ages 21+

Course Overview

For individuals seeking a core understanding of wines, either for their profession or as interested consumers, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

The course covers:
– How wine is made
– What factors influence wine style
– The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
– The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
– The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines
– Label terminology
– Food and wine pairing principles
– The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made
– How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

The cost of the course includes the study manuals, lectures, guided tastings, access to online materials, and the exam. The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. Students who pass the exam will be awarded a certificate and pin.

There are no prerequisites for this course. The WSET Level 1 course is recommended for those brand new to wine, or for those who want to ensure a solid foundation as well as exam practice before moving on to this more challenging course.

The WSET recommends that students complete at least 14 hours of personal study outside the classroom hours during their Wine Education classes.