5 class series plus exam, $695

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $45!)

This 5-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3; exam October 10.  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.

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 5, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #2
    September 12, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #3
    September 19, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #4
    September 26, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #5
    October 3, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • WSET Level 2- Exam:
    October 10, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Venue Phone: 202-792-5020

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