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).
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.
Results may take up to 8 weeks to be released by WSET.
Wine Tasting Kit* by Master the World (valued at $200)
The price for the WSET Level 2 online includes:
- 12-bottle Wine Tasting Kit* ($200 value)
- 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 usually ship via UPS to most US states except for the following: AL, AR, DE, KY, MS, RI, SD and UT. They can also ship to AK, HI and some international destinations for an additional charge – Please email directly at somm@MTWwines.com.