WSET Level 2 in Wine

Tue. Oct 18, 2022 at 6:00pm - Tue. Dec 13, 2022 at 8:30pm EST
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Price: $715.00
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WSET Level 2 in Wine Award

Class Dates: Tuesday Evenings from 6:00 - 8:30 PM running from October 18th-December 13th. There will be no class on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 22nd.

Registration Deadline: October 17th

This 16-hour, multi-week, course takes place weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30 pm. On the last day of the course you will take your exam. There will be one “skip day” where class is not held. We encourage students to use that as a study day. 

This qualification is popular with wine and spirit employees and will give students excellent all-round product knowledge. The course is also suitable for the interested consumer. This intermediate level course covers the key grape varieties and where they are grown around the world, an introduction to viticulture & vinification as well as an introduction to sparkling & fortified wines. Students are taught how to taste wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.

More About WSET Level 2  in Wine

This qualification is intended for beginner to intermediate students wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)

  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:

    • Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz

  • The style and quality of wines:

    • made from 22 regionally important grape varieties

    • produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world

  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:

    • Sparkling wines

    • Fortified wines

  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality

  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine

  • Principles of food and wine pairing

Please take some time to review the class specification to prepare you for this course. 

*All students must be 21 years of age or older to take this class.

**All students must provide a valid ID confirming their age and identity. 

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Palate Partners School of Wine & Spirits 3401 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh , PA 15201