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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: July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. The exam is in person at the Capital Wine School on August 24 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
Students who enroll in the course will pick up their study materials and wine samples at the Capital Wine School on July 19, 2022 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 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, During each class session, students will taste 4-6 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
*The Capital Wine School makes every effort to record each class and to make the recorded session available to participating students for up to one week after the scheduled class. While we have been able to successfully record these sessions for the vast majority of our classes, occasionally a technical glitch or human error will result in a failure to record some or all of a class. The Capital Wine School will not offer refunds or other concessions for classes that a student is unable to attend live, and for which a recorded session is unavailable due to an unexpected error. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage students to try to attend the live, online class session(s) as scheduled whenever possible.
For detailed information about the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, please click here to download a PDF of the WSET’s Specifications.
EXAM INFORMATION (The exam takes one hour to complete)
The exam is an in-person, paper-based exam at the Capital Wine School on August 24, 2022 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
Students taking the in-person exam will be required to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative Covid-19 test result taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to the in-person exam.
Students who are unable to come to the school to take their exam on August 24 may email email@example.com for information on how to schedule an online exam with remote invigilation. Students considering an online exam 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.
Important: Due to WSET exam order deadlines, we are unable to reschedule the exam without charging a new exam fee after August 7. Any requests for rescheduling of the exam after August 7 will incur a $125 new exam fee.