5 class series plus exam, $695
This 5-class course will be held at Total Wine & More in Fairfax, VA on the following dates: May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27 with exam on July 11. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.
For detailed information about the WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits, please click here to download a PDF of the WSET's Specification.
The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, as well as principal varieties of spirits. While the course provides an overview of the wines and spirits of the world, including main wine grapes and regions, it also covers factors affecting wine quality and style, grape growing, and basic winemaking practices. The course emphasizes tasting assessment and the skills required to describe the aromas and tastes of wine. It helps to develop fundamental tasting and assessment skills. During each session of the class, students taste 8-9 wines. The exam takes 1 hour and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, an internationally recognized credential in the wine industry.
The course fee includes the 5 classes at Total Wine & More in Fairfax, VA; PDF copies of the class lectures; the WSET course book, study guide, and guide to the systematic approach to tasting wine; practice quizzes; 40 different wines; and the exam at Total Wine & More in Fairfax, VA.
Note: This is a structured educational class with seated tastings and classroom style lectures.
*Students who register more than two weeks before the first class meeting will receive their study guide at the first class. -- STUDENTS WHO REGISTER WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE FIRST CLASS DATE MAY NOT RECEIVE THEIR STUDY GUIDE UNTIL THE SECOND CLASS MEETING.*