WSET Level 2 Award in Wines


This qualification is intended for individuals 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.


Upon successful completion, you will receive the internationally recognized 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 tasting of Wine®



The exam takes place in the last session of the course. The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in one hour. A total mark of 55% is required to achieve a pass.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, candidates without previous knowledge in wine are advised to complete the Level 1 first.

Candidates should be over 18 years of age. (Minors aged 16 and over need a written consent of their legal guardian).

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; however, it requires 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 fees


€ 655,00  (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
  • set of 6 INAO glasses
  • WSET certificate and a lapel pin upon successful completion


Next course


4th, 5th and 6th of September 2020 from 9:30 to 17:30 in Heidelberg

Registration deadline: 15th of August 2020


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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

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