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.
The default reading materials for this course are in e-book format, and student will be able to access them for approximately one year from the course start date. These e-books cannot be printed. Students who wish to purchase a printed study pack (textbook and workbook) may submit a request by completing the following online form: WSET Printed Study Materials Request Form.
Start date: June 12, 2023
End date: July 15, 2023
Online, remotely invigiliated exam: July 22, 2023 at 10:00am
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 May 31, 2023 and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date.
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 take a paper-based exam in person at the Capital Wine School should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org after registering to be added to the notification list for when in-person exams become available.
Important: Due to WSET exam order deadlines, students who wish to reschedule an in-person paper-based exam must notifiy us more than 12 business days before the exam date, and students who wish to reschedule an online/remote exam must notify us at least 9 business days before the exam date, in order to avoid paying a new exam fee. Requests for rescheduling after these times will incur new exam fees as follows: Level 2 – $125