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.

Week 1: Introduction to Wine Tasting, Pairing, Storage & Service

Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. 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 for making Sparkling, Sweet and Fortified Wine, the resulting wine styles and the regions producing them.

Find out more about the learning objectives here: WSET Level 2 in Wines Specification (2022).

Exam

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.

Students enrolled in the WSET Level 2 online will take their exams online via Remote Invigilation.  The candidates will take the exam on a computer in a secure environment from their home where they are monitored via webcam, screen sharing technology and a secondary recording device (cell phone).  Students will still need to register for their exams through Florida Wine Academy, and will be taken at a pre-determined date and time.

Kindly note that you have six months, from the course start date, to sit the exam. After six months, you will have to purchase and re-take the entire course before you can sit the exam.

Printed Materials

All students will be sent printed study materials to the mailing address provided upon course registration and will receive tracking information when the materials have been shipped. We recommend adding the email address ‘info@floridawineacademy.com’ to your safe sender list, in order to prevent any relevant communication going to spam. It is the responsibility of the student to liaise with USPS regarding any issue relating to the delivery of these materials. Florida Wine Academy is unable to replace printed study materials free of charge in the case that an issue arises with delivery. Kindly note that in the situation where a student wishes to cancel their course registration, the cost of the printed study materials is non-refundable.

Wine Tasting Kit* by Master the World

Our WSET Level 2 online course includes a wine tasting kit with 12 bottles (187 ml) highlighting major grape varieties, regions, and styles. Ground shipping is included and you will receive your order at home.

The price for the WSET Level 2 online includes:

  • 12-bottle Wine Tasting Kit*. Kindly note that these are tasting samples of small 187ml bottles, rather than the standard 750ml.
  • All exam fees, certificate and lapel pin.
  • 12-months access to the online course and materials.
  • USPS shipping (certificate) to any US address, and Ground shipping (wine kits)**.

*This kit is made for WSET L2 students who are training their palates to recognize benchmark wines from around the world.  Orders are processed within 7 days of receipt. Ground shipping is included through UPS/Fedex from Northern California and can take up to 7 business days. You will receive a shipment notification when your order is processed to ship.

**Master the World cannot ship to the following US states: AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, RI, SD and UT.

What happens after I register for an online course?

After receiving your order, Florida Wine Academy will register you with WSET for the online course dates selected. You will receive an email with further information regarding the online course once you have been successfully registered. Please note that this can take up to two business days.

Kindly note that registration for online courses will close eight working days before the course start date.