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WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits
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WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits

Do you want to know all the categories of spirits and liqueurs? Their origin and method of production? How to present them and highlight them in a linear? How do you tell your customers about it?

Delivered by WiSP CAMPUS, the WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits qualification is designed for professionals and amateurs wishing to perfect their knowledge through the necessary theoretical background and proven spirits tasting method. The WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits is the only internationally-recognised certification that leads you to various career paths in the wine and spirits sector. Successful WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits certification course provides a comprehensive level of focused product knowledge high-valued for bar service, retail and wholesale careers. After completing this course, you will be able to describe the characteristics of the main spirits and flavoured wines and their production methods. Successful candidates will be able to make informed recommendations to customers, serve them professionally and expertly, and guide their choice according to their tastes and budget. WiSP delivers the WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits certification course, in English or French, at its Bordeaux or Paris campuses.

Accessibility of training to people with disabilities. Contact our disability advisor on 05 57 71 75 61 or by email contact@wisp-campus.com in order to study together the necessary arrangements.

Who can benefit from the WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits?

WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits holders looking to build on their acquired knowledge.

Sommeliers

Those involved in wine tourism.

Entrepreneurs, wine merchants and professionals of the international spirits trade who wish to obtain highly-valued skills and a recognised qualification.

Spirits enthusiasts who wish to know everything there is to know.

Individuals in professional transition and pursuing a spirits career skills and looking for a recognised qualification.

WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits holders looking to build on their acquired knowledge.

How to taste and assess spirits.

An overview of the beverage alcohol industry.

How to display spirits on the shelf.

How to serve spirits and liqueurs in a bar or cocktail bar professionally and expertly.

The flavouring and colouring techniques for spirits and liqueurs.

The various world's spirit types: fruit spirits, whiskey, rum and cachaça, tequila and mezcal, and vodka.

How to describe spirits using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT).

WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits: Course Syllabus

WSET issue 2, 2022

  • Describe the key stages of spirits production.
  • Describe the raw materials used and what they provide for the distiller.
  • Outline the process involved in alcoholic fermentation.
  • Outline the process involved in alcoholic fermentation.
  • Describe the parts of a pot still, a typical double pot still distillation and the styles of spirit produced.
  • Describe the parts of a column still, a typical continuous column still distillation and the styles of spirit produced.
  • Describe the principal post-distillation operations.

  • Identify the raw materials used to produce the principal types of spirits.
  • Identify the legal controls applicable to the production of the principal types of spirits.
  • Identify the production processes used for the principal types of spirits.
  • Know the meaning of the important labelling terms used with the principal types of spirits.
  • Describe the key characteristics of the principal types of spirits.

  • Identify the principal types of flavoured spirits and describe their key characteristics.
  • Describe the production processes used to make the principal types of aromatised spirits and liqueurs.
  • Know the meaning of the most important gin labelling terms.

  • Know the equipment and glassware used for serving spirits, and explain their purpose.
  • Name the major ingredients used in the preparation of cocktails
  • Know how to make a balanced cocktail.
  • Name the principal cocktail families and give some examples for each family.

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Equipment provided

Upon registration to the WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits, you will receive the essential study materials to optimise your learning experience.

HOW WILL MY TRAINING TAKE PLACE?

Here are the different stages of the WSET® level 2 training in spirits from your registration to the reception of your results.

I validate my registration with the support of the WiSP team.

Seven days after my registration validation, I receive the textbooks necessary for my pre-course preparation and access codes to the WiSP e-learning platform (FR version only). Self-study time recommended: 15 hours.

Fifteen days before the course start date, an e-mail will provide me with all the necessary information and required study materials for Day 1.

On Day 1, I join fellow learners in my group training session. The in-class mode alternates between theory, consolidation and tasting practice.

The examination occurs on the last day and last hour of training. The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions (60 minutes).

Six weeks after the exam, I will receive my results by e-mail. If I successfully pass my exam, I will receive my WSET® certificate and lapel pin by post.

Next sessions

WSET niveau 2 spiritueux / Français

15

May 2023

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  • Language

    French
  • City

    Paris
  • Period

    15 May 2023 at 09H 00
    16 May 2023 at 17H 30
  • Session Type

    en physique

WISP CAMPUS ASSETS

Individualised support throughout your course duration.

A course that combines theory and tasting sensory training.

An innovative and inclusive pedagogical approach.

Certified educators and spirits experts.

100% success rate in the WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits.

Be an active community member committed to developing the wine and spirits industry.

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