3 day intensive including exam, $695

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This 3-day course will be held at Capital Wine School from May 17 – 19, 2019.  Class will meet on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, class will meet from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and the exam will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

**Please note that the cost of lunch is not included in this class. Students may bring lunch or visit one of the many eateries in the area.**

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. Each day, students will taste approximately 14 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 classes at Capital Wine School; the WSET course book, study guide, and guide to the systematic approach to tasting wine; tasting of approximately 40 different wines; and the exam at Capital Wine School.

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

Students who register and pay for this intensive on or before April 30 will take the examination on May 19 at the end of the course and will receive their materials via USPS Priority mail the first week in May.

Students who register and pay for this intensive after April 30 will take the examination on June 13, 2019 at 4:00pm, and will receive their materials at the first class on May 17, or may arranged to pick their materials up from the school in advance (please email info@capitalwineschool.com to schedule a pickup).

Please note that there are no refunds or rescheduling after April 30. 


  • Day 1
    May 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2
    May 18, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 + Exam
    May 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Venue Phone: 202-792-5020

5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor, Washington, District of Columbia, 20015, United States