WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
Course Fee: $675
The fee includes the following:
- Course book and study guide
- Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® Level 2 laminated grid
- Access to the WSET's London School Online Classroom
- Access to Adventure in Wine's Student Portal
- Email access to an Adventure in Wine educator
- Certificate and lapel pin upon successful completion
The fee doesn't cover wine cost. We recommend that you taste a broad range of wines over the course of the program . At a minimum, we recommend that you taste two wines per week. Share your bottle with friends and family once you've completed your wine notes!
The course specifications have a list of all wines that are covered in the program. On the Student Portal you will also find the wines that we are tasting in class if you are looking for specific examples.
There are ways of tasting wine without having to buy the entire bottle. Your local restaurant may be willing to pour you samples of various wines if you explain what you are doing. You could start a small wine tasting group where everyone shares in the cost of the wine. And if you are fortunate enough to have an LCBO with a tasting bar, that is a great opportunity to taste while still keeping the costs down.
What is Covered
Week 1: Factors influencing Style, Quality and Price Tasting Technique
Week 2: White Grape Varieties
Week 3: Black Grape Varietals
Week 4: Sparkling Wines
Sweet and Fortified Wines Food and wine pairing
Week 5: Spirits and Liqueurs, and Revision
Adventure in Wine is very pleased to offer WSET Level 2 online that will be given by WSET's very own London School.
The course is based around a 5-week structured online program and we recommend six hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. There are weekly tasks and a group tasting area where you can post your wine tasting notes. As well, there are multiple choice feedback tests and videos to help you prepare for the final test.
The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows you to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.
How it Works
Once you register, we will courier you the course materials. A few days before the course is set to start, you will receive an email directly from WSET providing you with your log-in information. You will also receive an email from Adventure in Wine with your log-in information for our Student Portal.
For the duration of this course, there will be a dedicated Educator that will follow your progress in the activities and give you relevant feedback.
The Q&A Forum is open to the group to answer any questions related to the course, but it will also be monitored by the course Educator.
The Tasting Notes Forum is where you add your tasting notes, and should be used on a regular basis. There is a minimum of five entries required (at least one entry per week).
Each week you have activities that are intended to test your knowledge and understanding of the material.
The recap quiz at the end of each week can be attempted as many times as you wish. These tests are graded, so do them to the best of your ability.
The Mock Multiple Choice Practice test (week 5) consists of 50 multiple choice Level 2 questions covering the topics listed in the specification. It can be attempted as many times as you wish. This is the same number of questions you will have in the actual examination.
As well as all the materials provided by WSET, you will also have access to Adventure in Wine's Student Portal which has many resources to help you with your studies.
Students write exams in person on specified dates based on our in-class course schedule. You will be able to write your exam in Toronto, Burlington or Kitchener. If these exam dates aren't convenient, we can provide custom exam dates for an additional fee.
November 25 - December 29
Registration deadline August 25
January 13 - February 16
Registration deadline August 25
January 27 - March 2
Registration deadline September 15
Exam Locations and Dates
You must register your intent to write the exam 12 working days prior to the exam date by emailing us at email@example.com. You will be charged a $50 admin fee if you fail to show up to the exam or you cancel or postpone with fewer than 12 working days notice.
Prince Edward County - February 20 at 4pm
Toronto - March 7 at 6:30 pm