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Online & live series (class recordings available) with wine samples included
Includes all WSET study materials, a case of wine tasting samples selected by Jay Youmans MW (packed in small screwcap bottles), 5 online sessions guided by a CWS instructor, and the examination.
This 5-class course will be taught via Cisco Webex or Zoom on the following dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, and the online, remotely invigilated exam on November 11. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The remotely invigiliated exam begins at 5:30pm.
Students who enroll in the course will pick up their study materials and wine samples at the Capital Wine School on October 6 between 12:00pm – 5:00pm. *Please scroll down to Additional Information for important details regarding wine sample and study materials pick ups.
The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world. While the course provides an overview of the wines and spirits of the world, including main wine grapes and regions, it also covers factors affecting wine quality and style, grape growing, and basic winemaking practices. The course emphasizes tasting assessment and the skills required to describe the aromas and tastes of wine. It helps to develop fundamental tasting and assessment skills. During each session of the class, students taste 8-9 wines. The exam takes 1 hour and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, an internationally recognized credential in the wine industry.
17 Guided Learning Hours (including one hour for the examination) and 11 hours’ private study.
Wine sample/study guide pickps: Please make a note of the wine sample/study guide pickup date mentioned in the schedule above, as it will not appear on your registration confirmation. We cannot accommodate requests for wine sample pickups in advance of the date/times mentioned above. Students who are unable to come to the school to pick up their wine samples and study guide may have their materials shipped to them for an additional shipping fee – please email email@example.com for more information. Requests for shipping must be received no later than 7 days before the first scheduled class. Finally, wine samples for those who request and pay for shipping will ship to arrive the day of the first scheduled class, and we cannot accommodate requests for earlier arrival.
Invitation to join course: Cisco Webex or Zoom invitations will be emailed the day before or the morning of the first class.
EXAM INFORMATION (The exam takes one hour to complete)
The exam is online and remotely-invigilated
Registrants should access the “RI-Candidate Information” document in the FAQ section of the website under “Can I Take My WSET Exam Online” to determine if this method of exam delivery is right for you.
Students who would prefer to wait to take a paper exam in person must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org after registering, or at least 17 business days prior to the scheduled exam – if we do not hear from you, you will be automatically enrolled in the online/remote exam option.