WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Hosted by our WSET qualified tutors, the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is the perfect wine course for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of grapes and styles. These fun and informative classes take place in the comfortable surroundings of our Greenwich shop, one of Davy’s wine bars or at a place of your choice. Internationally recognised, the Level 2 Award in Wines is one of the most popular qualifications for those entering the wine and hospitality trades.

During the course you’ll learn how to taste with over 40 samples from around the world, gaining enviable knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. The Level 2 Award requires 16 hours of tutored learning and 11 hours of personal study and revision. A one hour, 50 multiple-choice question exam will take place at the end of the course, date to be confirmed in first class.

Session 1: Induction; Tasting Technique; Wine and Food Pairing
Session 2: Factors influencing the production of red wines; Pinot Noir, Zinfandel/Primitivo
Session 3: Factors influencing the production of white, sweet and rosé wines; Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Sémillon, Furmint
Session 4: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris; Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Albariño
Session 5: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz
Session 6: Gamay, Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carmenère, Malbec, Pinotage
Session 7: Cortese, Garganega, Verdicchio, Fiano; Nebbiolo, Barbera, Corvina, Sangiovese, Montepulciano
Session 8: Sparkling wines; Fortified wines

Exam – 60 minute, 50 multiple-choice question

Over 40 tasting samples
6 ISO tasting glasses
All study materials
End of course examination

If you have any questions or more info about next course date, please contact our Wine Training Team.