This course covers the major grape varieties grown around the world. Students are taught how to taste wine professionally using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.
Course Dates & Booking
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This qualification is popular with wine employees and will give students excellent all-round product knowledge. The course is also suitable for the interested consumer.
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is not a pre-requisite for this course. Candidates with basic knowledge of wine are welcome to skip straight to Level 2. HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT? The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world. It covers the winemaking process and includes tastings of over 30 local and international wines.
PROGRAMME OUTLINE - How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine - Key white grape varieties - Key black grape varieties - Wine-producing regions of the world - Sparkling wines - Sweet wines and fortified wines - Spirits and liqueurs - Label terminology - Food and wine pairing - 1 hour multiple-choice examination Level 2 Award in Wines Specification
Entry Requirements Students and candidates who are under the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the examination is being held will NOT be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverages as part of their course, but this is not a barrier for successfully completing the qualification.
ITINERARY The Level 2 takes place over two days with an Abingdon lunch included on both days, or an online-only option is also available.
Two day course at Abingdon Estate R6 600 Price includes: - Course Materials
WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine card
World Wine Regions Map
Level 2 Work Book
Level 2 Course Book
- Tastings of over 40 local and international wines - Vineyard and cellar tour - Lunch at Abingdon restaurant will be provided for 2 day course* - Examination fees - Qualification, certificate and lapel pin (upon successful completion)
*Drinks with lunch not included Accommodation nearby can be organised at discounted rates
2020 Course Dates TBC
Entries close three weeks before the start of the course.
Specific dates can be arranged privately for group bookings of 6 or more.