WSET® Distant Learning Wine Courses
Level 2 - Online Wine Courses - Award in Wines and Spirits
Who should attend?
This qualification is popular with wine and spirit employees and will give students excellent all-round product knowledge. The course is also suitable for the interested consumer.
- Duration: 5 weeks online guided study
- Student activities: weekly tasks, group tasting area, multiple choice feedback tests and videos supported by the textbook
- Educator: guides the student through the weekly tasks for 5 weeks
- Student access: once the booking is confirmed, students have access for 1 year which includes the scheduled 5 weeks of guided study.
After the scheduled course end date, the material becomes read only and the students cannot post in the activities.
The course is based around a 5-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.
The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.
Das Weininstitut München does provide the relevant and current WSET study materials for this course which will be sent to you post payment.
The course prepares for the qualification and is guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions.
Each week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognise the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions.
Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
Schedule of the 5 week course:
Week 1: Introduction to Wine Tasting, Pairing, Storage & Service Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. Discover the key considerations when pairing food and wine successfully. Learn the processes and principles of wine storage and service.
Week 2: Factors Influencing Style, Quality & Price
Study the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine in the vineyard and winery. Discover how to decode and understand labels.
Week 3: White Grape Varieties
Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the main white grape varieties and the regions producing them.
Week 4: Black Grape Varieties
Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the main black grape varieties and the regions producing them.
Week 5: Sparkling, Sweet, Fortified Wines & Spirits
Learn about the various methods for making Sparkling, Sweet and Fortified Wine, the resulting wine styles and the regions producing them. Study the main styles of spirits.
- Minimum age 18 required at time of booking
- Internet access (broadband recommended)
- It will be assumed that students have basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English.
Registration & Exam
The registration and payment for this course must be made latest 12 working days prior to the start of the course.
The exam will be held shortly after the last course day as indicated in the course description. Should you wish to take your exam at any later time please contact us.
How to gain the qualification
You must successfully complete a multiple choice paper of 50 questions.
The exam will be held in Munich, Augustenstraße 97.
The exam venue meets all WSET exam specifications.
Exam dates for every course are shown below. If you whish to take your exam at another time, please contact us.
|Course start||Course Finish||Exam|
|16/02/2019||22/03/2019||24/03/2019 (2:00 pm)|
|08/06/2019||12/07/2019||14/07/2019 (2:00 pm)|
(Hinweis: Umsatzsteuer befreit nach § 4 Nr. 21 Buchstabe a Doppelbuchstabe bb UStG.)