WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines

If you successfully completed WSET® Level 1 and your thirst for wine-knowledge has not been quenched completely, then the more in-depth WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines course is right for you. Take this journey with us and find new wines to discover and relish. Let us help you to look behind the label and discover through tasting the multifaceted international world of wine.


This course is intended for those who have little prior knowledge and is suitable for those who need to acquire wine knowledge for their job roles or for wine enthusiasts who wish to make more conscious decisions when ordering and buying wine. Extend your knowledge on how to taste and describe various wines with the help of WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting®  (SAT).

Understand the influence of the environment, viticulture and winemaking on the style and quality of wine. Learn the most important white and red grape varieties and the most famous wine-growing areas in the world. Understand the label terminology to be able to indicate origin, style and quality. This course will explain the production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines. Learn how to store and serve wine and what to consider when making food and wine pairings. 


Upon successful completion, you will receive the internationally recognised WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines certificate and a lapel pin and can use the associated WSET® certified logo.


Who it is aimed at

This qualification is suitable wherever a good level of wine knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example, in the customer service and sales function of hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries. It is also useful for those who have a general interest in wine and wish to broaden their wine knowledge.


What you will learn

  • How environmental factors, viticulture, winemaking and maturation affect the style and quality of wine

  • The most important white and red grape varieties in the world and their characteristics

  • The most famous wine-growing areas in the world

  • Label terminology - The most important terms to indicate origin, style and quality

  • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines

  • The basics of combining food and wine

  • The main principles and procedures regarding the storage and service of wine

  • How to taste and describe wine with the help of WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting® Wine



The assessment takes place at the end of the course. It consists of a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in one hour. A total mark of 55% is required to achieve a pass.


Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required. Though, candidates without previous knowledge in the wine & spirits sector might prefer to complete the Level 1 course first. 

Candidates should be over 18 years of age (Minors aged 16 and over require the written consent of their legal guardian to participate).

Candidates who choose not to drink alcohol for health, religious or other reason will not find a barrier to completing the course.


Recommended previous preparation

Before starting the course, students should have read the textbook and the coursebook. This course is entertaining; nonetheless, we recommend at least 11 hours of self-study. 


Course specification

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below:


Course fee

€ 675,00  (Note: VAT-exempt according to § 4 No. 21 a) bb) UStG)

The course fee includes:

  • The WSET Level 2 Study Pack, course handouts, tuition, examination and postage

  • Tasting of approximately 45 wines

  • A set of 6 INAO glasses

  • WSET® certificate and a lapel pin upon successful completion



11.06.2021 - 13.06.2021 from 9:30-18:00 in Heidelberg

Exam: 13.06.2021

Registration deadline: 29.05.2021

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