This course is an intermediate level qualification, designed for those employed in the wine business, wanting to further their career in the beverage industry or for wine and spirits enthusiasts seeking to deepen their knowledge. In this class, we taste about 50 wines and 4 spirits, in total.
The major grape varieties and wine regions in the world
Wine styles, classification and labeling
Basic overview of spirits and liqueurs
The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wine
Basic principles of food and wine pairing
How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Issues related to the safe consumption of wine
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 60 minutes. A total mark of 55% is required to achieve a pass. All students who pass will be issued with a certificate and will receive a lapel pin.
You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the course and to participate in any alcohol tasting.
This qualification requires a minimum of 16 hours of in-class instruction and at least 12 hours of outside study. This course is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Weeknights from 6 pm to 8.30 pm, for 2.5 weeks, or intensive courses on weekends, usually Saturday/Sunday/Saturday. Please check our website for more information.
For more information, please read the course specification here