Class and Exam: $650

Please join sommelier and owner of the Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet, Crystal Cameron-Schaad, who will teach this WSET course. Space is limited, so be sure to register early.

This 5-class course will be held at Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet on the following dates: September 16, September 23, September 30, October 7, October 14 with the exam on October 28.  Each class meets from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:00 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 Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet; 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 Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet.

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

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
    September 16, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #2
    September 23, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #3
    September 30, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #4
    October 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #5
    October 14, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • WSET Level 2 exam
    October 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Venue Phone: (757) 264-5373

Venue Website:

4500 Pretty Lake Avenue, Suite 104, Norfolk, Virginia, 23518, United States