Online Class Premier Host
Online & self-paced, without wine samples
Includes online course tuition, e-textbook and e-workbook, postage for mailing of certificate and pin, and examination
The course is based around a 5-week, 6-module online program with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums.
There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars. The course prepares the student for the WSET Level 2 Wine qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognize the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions.
Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
All study materials are included in the online course. Level 2 students will have access to the e-books for one year. At this time, e-books cannot be printed. Students who wish to also purchase a printed Level 2 study pack (textbook and workbook) may do so for $65, which includes shipping. Please email email@example.com if interested.
Module 1: Introduction to Wine Tasting, Pairing, Storage & Service Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. Discover the key considerations when pairing food and wine successfully. Learn the processes and principles of wine storage and service.
Module 2: Factors Affecting Wine Style and Quality Learn how the environmental and winemaking factors influence the style and quality of wine. Learn the meaning of labelling terms related to vine age and grape-growing options.
Module 3: Still Red Wine Learn how the environmental and winemaking factors influence the principal and regionally important black grape varieties, how they influence the style and quality of the wines produced. Meaning of labelling terms indicating style and quality.
Module 4: Still White Wines Learn how the environmental and winemaking factors influence the principal and regionally important white grape varieties, how they influence the style and quality of the wines produced. Meaning of labelling terms indicating style and quality.
Module 5: Other Styles of Wine Learn about the key grape varieties used to produce the principal styles of sparkling and fortified wines, key winemaking processes used to make sparkling and fortified wine. Meaning of the labelling terms associated with sparkling/fortified wines.
Module 6: Revisions and feedback questionnaire.
***The registration deadline for this course is June 8, 2021 and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date. Requests for registration after the registration deadline will be considered on a case by case basis and will be assessed a $50 late registration processing fee.
EXAM INFORMATION (The exam takes one hour to complete)
Due to covid-19, at this time we are only offering an online/remote exam option for this course.
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 once conditions are safe to do so should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org after registering so we can make a note on your registration.