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WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines
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WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines

Discover the wines of the world and become a tasting expert

The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines is an intermediate certification course that allows you to discover the world’s wines and develop your tasting skills. The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines will enhance your knowledge of the leading local and international grape varieties, their producing regions and wine styles by understanding the environmental factors and production techniques for each. Then, through a combination of tasting and theory, you will explore the factors that impact style and quality, and learn the principles of wine tasting and evaluation, thus gaining the know-how to describe wines confidently. This certification course provides a good insight into the world’s wines and allows a broader mindset to welcome international visitors. Through tasting, you will understand the worldwide evolution of grape varieties influenced by seasonal climate variability.

The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines covers an extensive range of wine subjects and provides a wine-tasting development skills method. It is one of the few qualifications that deals with wines from all over the world and leads to an international diploma.

Our course delivery method combines theory and tasting sessions to make learning a pleasure!

Upon completing this qualification, you will be able to read and understand a wine label, know the taste of the main grape varieties and skilfully advise your customers on food and wine pairing.

Do you wish to extend your knowledge of the world’s greatest wine regions and become a wine-tasting expert? Whether an industry professional or a passionate enthusiast, the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines is for you!

What Our Learners Say

I liked the rich and complete discovery of the French and world wine regions with vineyard topography and seasonal variability indications.

I particularly enjoyed the excellent theoretical lecture presentations. They were full of practical, detailed and easy-to-remember examples.

The tutored sensory training sessions allow tasting grape varieties and wines unfairly dismissed or little known outside their home regions and exercise your palate.

Kudos to the educators for their expertise, accessibility, pedagogical excellence and infectious passion.

The educators’ anecdotes and short stories give meaning and become learning retention boosters.

I truly enjoyed the tailored pedagogy for our heterogeneous group of learners.

Receiving the textbook before the course start date allowed me to take full advantage of the educator’s explanations during class.

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 Wines?

Beginners wishing to discover the wines of the world.

Industry professionals and wine enthusiasts who already have some basic knowledge of wine tasting.

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

Industry professionals or amateurs who are in the process of retraining.

Those involved in wine tourism.

Those involved in wine tourism.

What will you learn in this WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines?

The concept of terroir and its impact on viticultural practices.

The influence of winemaking and bottle ageing on the eight principal grape varieties (chardonnay, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, riesling, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir and syrah).

The styles and characteristics of main red and white grape varieties produced in each growing region.

The influence of the production process on the styles of wines.

The basic principles and practices of wine storage and service, as well as food and wine pairing.

WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines: Course Syllabus

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  • Basic Grape berry structure
  • Necessary elements for optimal vine development
  • Evolution of grape maturity
  • Vine-growing environment and its influence
  • Various viticultural practices and their impact
  • Labelling terms related to origin or viticultural practices

  • Alcoholic fermentation process
  • Key stages of winemaking
  • Optional practices in winemaking
  • Bottle-ageing process

  • Classic international grape varieties: chardonnay, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, riesling, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir and syrah
  • Environmental factors (terroirs) and current viticultural practices for each grape variety
  • Optional practices in winemaking
  • Bottle-ageing process
  • Major wine regions of the world

  • Grape varieties
  • Keys stages of winemaking
  • Ageing options
  • Labelling terms specific to sparkling wines
  • Main producing regions

  • Ideal conservation conditions
  • Preserving opened wine
  • Service temperature
  • Wine faults and flaws
  • Main food and wine pairing principles

Our Certified Educators

What study materials will I receive for my WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines qualification?

To best prepare for the WSET® Level 2 Award in Winesqualification exam, we provide various study materials and resources to assist you.


Voici les différentes étapes de la formation WSET® niveau 2 en vins depuis votre inscription jusqu'à la réception de vos résultats.

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.

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A course that combines theory and tasting sensory training.

Certified educators and world wine experts.

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