Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Award in Wines Level II, ONLINE STUDY

Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Award in Wines Level II, ONLINE STUDY
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Wine & Spirit Education Trust 
Level II: Award in Wine
Presented by WSET Certified Educators


Level 2 Award in Wines Online Overview:

Learning about wines has never been more flexible. Enjoy the ability to work around your existing schedule through enrollment in our 5 week WSET Level 2 Online study program. 

Through a supported and interactive Online Classroom, the Level 2 Award in Wines online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course while allowing you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator. 

This course follows a 5-week study program including live webinars and instructor support with set start and finish dates along with a 50 multiple choice examination which must be completed in person at Atlanta Wine School.

Each week consists of a series of instructor-guided online activities and group discussions. A timed feedback test is provided at the end of each week for students to practice for the exam and assess their understanding of that week’s topics. Group tasting activities are also provided to familiarize students with the Systematic Approach to Tasting at Intermediate level. 

System Requirements: Students will require access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 9, Chrome 10 or equivalent with Javascript enabled. Adobe Reader XI or equivalent. Adobe Flash Player 11. Internet access (broadband recommended)

Course Syllabus

Week 1 – Factors Influencing Wine Style, Quality & Price, Sales & Service, Responsible Drinking
Week 2 – Key Grape Varieties
Week 3 – Regional, Quality & Stylistic Labeling Terms, Food & Wine Matching
Week 4 – Sparkling Wines, Sweet Wines
Week 5 – Review and Mock Exam

Earn A Credential In Wine: 

Candidates who successfully complete the certification course and pass the examination will have gained:

  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines certificate
  • WSET lapel pin
  • Training in the broad range of wine, spirits and liqueur and the knowledge to help you in sales, hospitality and wholesale areas of the industry
  • Tutored blind tasting experience using the WSET methodology
  • Ability to access a wine's quality and price
  • Ability to move onto the Level III: Award in Wines Qualification

Is This Program Right for YOU:

For Industry Personnel and Consumer Wine Lovers, our online classroom includes a structured and informative program that provides vocational training in the broad range of wine and spirits to underpin job skills and competencies in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retail, restaurant and wholesale industries.

This certification is both valuable for the consumer wishing to gain a broader understanding of wine and spirits, as well as learn how to taste and assess wines professionally; and for those working in the industry desiring to obtain an intermediate level professional certification from a trusted internationally recognized organization. 

The online classroom includes a guided tasting of wines utilizing the WSET systematic approach to tasting wine that enables students to access wines in a structured manner. In addition, students will receive study pointers for the Level 2 WSET exam.  Throughout this interactive course, you will be asked to share your learning experience with the rest of the course group, looking at what wine labels tell you about the contents of the bottle and exchange tasting notes. Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste a minimum of 8 wines which are not provided although guidance will be provided on the styles to taste.

There is no pre-requisite to take this program however successful completion of the Level 1 Award in Wines is recommended. Advanced preparation is required prior to the start of the course.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the factors that influence wine style and price.

Know the characteristics of the principal grape varieties used in wine production.

Know how to use the labeling terms on a bottle to deduce the style and flavor of still wines produced in the key wine producing countries of the world.

Know how to use the labelling terms on a bottle to deduce the style, flavor and method of production of sparkling wines produced in the key wine producing countries of the world.

Know how to use the labelling terms on a bottle to deduce the style, flavor and production method of sweet and fortified wines produced in the key wine producing countries of the world.

Be able to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wines and spirits.

Be able to produce analytical tasting notes of wines using industry recognized tasting terms.

The Exam:

To give students an idea of the sort of questions which might be asked, here are two examples. The examination consists of 50 questions similar to these, to be completed in a maximum of 60 minutes.

Compared to red wines, white wines are generally fermented at

a) either higher or lower temperatures

b) the same temperature

c) higher temperatures

d) lower temperatures.

Which grape variety is considered to produce high-quality white wines in both Germany and Australia?

a) Merlot.

b) Semillon

c) Shiraz.

d) Riesling 


The cost for this program includes:
-Level II Study Pack (Book, Study Guide, etc.)*
-Online program

-Suggested tasting samples
-Certificate and pin upon completion*

*Shipping fees not included

Course Dates:

Mon August 12th 2019 - Sun September 15th 2019 O2WI2001APP DEADLINE August 1

Mon September 2nd 2019 - Sun October 6th 2019 O2WI2002APP DEADLINE August 15

Mon September 30th 2019 - Sun November 3rd 2019 O2WI2003APP DEADLINE September 15

Mon October 21st 2019 - Sun November 24th 2019 O2WI2004APP DEADLINE October 5

Mon November 11th 2019 - Sun December 15th 2019 O2WI2005APP DEADLINE November 1

Mon November 18th 2019 - Sun December 21st 2019 O2WI2006APP DEADLINE November 5

Mon January 6th 2020 - Sun February 9th 2020 O2WI2007APP DEADLINE December 15

Mon January 27th 2020 - Sun March 1st 2020 O2WI2008APP DEADLINE January 18

Mon February 17th 2020 - Sun March 22nd 2020 O2WI2009APP DEADLINE February 2

Mon March 2nd 2020 - Sun April 5th 2020 O2WI2010APP DEADLINE February 15

Mon March 23rd 2020 - Sun April 26th 2020 O2WI2011APP DEADLINE March 10

Mon April 13th 2020 - Sun May 17th 2020 O2WI2012APP DEADLINE April 1

Mon May 11th 2020 - Sun June 14th 2020 O2WI2013APP DEADLINE April 24

Mon June 8th 2020 - Sun July 12th 2020 O2WI2014APP DEADLINE May 20

Mon June 22nd 2020 - Sun July 26th 2020 O2WI2015APP DEADLINE June 4


Sunday, August 18 @ 3:30 pm

Sunday, September 22 @ TBD

Sunday, November 10 @ TBD

Please notify us when you are ready to take your exam. Once scheduled, please notify us 2 weeks prior to the exam if you would like to postpone your exam at no extra charge.  Notifications fewer than 2 weeks will incur a pentaly fee.  Exams will be held at the Atlanta Wine School/Vino Venue location in Atlanta, GA at: 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody, Road, 30338.

AWS is unable to offer a Trade discount on this course.
Exam Location:
Vino Venue
4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338