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WSET Level 2 Wine Online Course & Exam (13 May , 2024)

Mon, May 13, 2024 (12:00 PM - 12:00 PM)
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Cost: 569.00

May 13, 2024 > Jun 16, 2024

Deadline to enroll is May 5

There are two exam options for the course:

Online exam option - Saturday, Jul 13, 2024 (10:30am)

In-Person exam option - Saturday, Jul 13, 2024 (10:30am)

Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.

This qualification is intended for beginners 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.

You do not need to take Level 1 Award in Wine to take Level 2. Anyone with an interest in wine can begin at Level 2 and enjoy a full wine education experience.

What you'll learn

How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)

How environmental factors, grape-growing, wine-making, and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio/Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah/Shiraz

The style and quality of wines:

  • made from 22 regionally important grape varieties
  • produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world

How grape varieties and wine-making processes influence key styles of:

  • Sparkling wines
  • Fortified wines
  • Key labeling terms used to indicate origin, style, and quality

Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine.

Principles of food and wine pairing.

You will be guided through the tasting of more than 40 wines as part of this qualification study.

New England Wine Academy also provides access to additional study material to ensure you have a full and rewarding study experience.

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time - and is generally broken down in the following:

In-person Classes

  • 16 hours of delivery time with WSET course provider - New England Wine Academy
  • 11 hours of personal study and revision
  • A 1-hour examination

Online Classes

  •  5 weeks covering 6 modules
  • 30 hours of total course hours, with a recommended 6 hours of study per week
  • A 1-hour examination


A one-hour closed-book examination comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions.

On successful completion of the examination, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. This qualification is Ofqual regulated.

Please note

Thomas Hooker Brewery is the location of the classes/exams, but classes are hosted by New England Wine Academy, which is a WSET Approved Program Provider and is solely responsible for all questions and bookings.

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Traditional / In-person Class Delivery

"In-person" or "Traditional" is defined as classes that are held in the classroom and under a traditional classroom setting. The minimum attendance to run a session is 8 students. If this minimum is not met - New England Wine Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone the session and refund all tuition payments.

Hybrid Class Delivery

"Hybrid" is defined as classes that are held over a virtual meeting platform, such as Zoom, by a designated instructor. These courses will have specific start and end dates, with set times for the delivery of class sessions. Generally speaking, there are no limits to student attendance, but New England Wine Academy does reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course if at least a minimum attendance is not met.

Online Class Delivery

"Online" is defined as classes that are administered via remote learning platforms, and are generally held with no set class times or live instructor. WSET Online classes are conducted using the Canvas platform, and there is no minimum student level. Students book through New England Wine Academy, follow the online sessions at their own pace, and take their exam with New England Wine Academy on the assigned dates. There is a WSET-approved instructor assigned to each session, and this instructor will give feedback on quizzes, tasting notes, etc.

The material for online classes is exactly the same as for in-person classes, but the administration of that material is delivered via an online platform and is available to students for a year after the class start date. You can study at your own pace over the course period, with no set dates/times for classwork, but rather a combination of weekly assignments and feedback from instructors to complement the coursework.


WSET is now offering level 1 and level 2 exams with the option to take exams online, rather than in-person. When you check out for a class enrollment, you will be asked to make a selection as to the exam setting you wish to pursue. There is a small additional charge for the remote invigilation process as there is an additional third-party system used for control and validation purposes.

Please follow this link to review the Candidate Remote Invigilation document before making a final decision.

Students taking a Remote Invigilation exam (online) must be aware that they will receive multiple advance emails with instructions on how to perform a systems check, as well as the link to the exam. Students must review the system check procedure and make NEWA and/or WSET aware of any issues that may prevent them from taking an RI exam on the specified day. Failure to do this may result in an inability to sit the exam on the scheduled date and could result in a forfeiture of the exam fee. WSET does provide a comprehensive Remote Invigilation Guide, which can be reviewed here.​

Although it is highly recommended that candidates take their exams on the assigned course date, from time to time life happens. Candidates do have up to 1 year from the course date to complete their exams - either in-person or remotely.

Please read all of the policies and other notices regarding enrollment into a WSET course before finalizing registration.


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