(Register a month or more before the first class and save $45!)
Includes all study materials*, wine samples, postage**, tuition, and first examination***

*Study materials are given to students at the first class. Requests for advance mailing of study materials will be contingent upon inventory and will incur a $25 mailing fee
**Postage for original mailing of certificates and lapel pins included. Request for replacement of lost certificates/pins will incur additional fees.
***Exam re-sits, or rescheduling of the exam date with less than 15 business days’ notice, are not included and will incur a $125 exam fee.

Update 3/17/2020: The March 19 exam associated with this course will be rescheduled due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 public health emergency. All registered students should have received email correspondence alerting them of this. We will inform registered students of the new date as soon as one can be determined. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we ask for your patience and understanding. Please email info@capitalwineschool.com with questions or concerns. 

This 5-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, and the exam on March 19.  Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world. 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 Capital Wine School; 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 Capital Wine School.

Note: This is a structured educational class with seated tastings and classroom style lectures.

17 Guided Learning Hours (including one hour for the examination) and 11 hours’ private study.

For detailed information about the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, please click here to download a PDF of the WSET’s Specifications.

*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.*

  • Class #1
    February 6, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #2
    February 13, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #3
    February 20, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #4
    February 27, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #5
    March 5, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    March 19, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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