WSET® Level 2 - Distant Learning Wine Course - Wines

The WSET® Level 2 Course - Wine gives a profound insight into the world of wines. One main topic is the analytical wine tasting.

  • Course: WSET® Level 2 - Distant Learning Wine Course - Wines
  • Dates:
    24/06/2024 (START) | 28/07/2024 (FINISH) | 12/08/2024 (4:30 pm) (EXAM) * Registration period has expired *
    08/07/2024 (START) | 11/08/2024 (FINISH) | 12/08/2024 (4:30 pm) (EXAM)
  • Duration: 5 weeks online guided study
  • Price : 650,00 € (Hinweis: Umsatzsteuerbefreit nach § 4 Nr. 21 a) bb) UStG)

Who should attend?
This qualification is popular for wine employees and will give students excellent and comprehensive product knowledge. The course is also suitable for interested consumers.

Programme Outline

  • 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 anymore. 

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 a review by the educator.

Schedule of course

Week 1: Introduction to Wine Tasting, Pairing, Storage & Service Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT). 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
Learn about the various methods of making Sparkling, Sweet and Fortified Wine, the resulting wine styles and the regions producing them.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age 18 required at time of booking
  • Students will require access to a computer (recommended) and/or HTML5 compatible mobile or tablet with the following minimum requirements: Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible; web browser with Javascript and cookies** enabled; Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • 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

To complete your registration with WSET London, we kindly request that payment is made and received in our account no later than 15 working days prior to the first day of the course.
Upon payment into our account you will recieve confirmation and the study pack will be delivered via postal service.
Please note that there is a surcharge of Euro 20,- for delivery outside Germany.
The exam will be held in Munich 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.

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