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WSET Level 2 Award In Wines At Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet In Norfolk

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    Tue, September 26, 2023 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet
4500 Pretty Lake Avenue, Suite 104
Norfolk, VA 23518
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Cost: $850.00

Includes course tuition, study materials, postage for mailing of certificates and pins, the final examination, and mailing of certificates of achievement to addresses in the US.

Please join Crystal Cameron Schaad, owner and sommelier of Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet, for this WSET course. Crystal hold the DipWSET credential and is a graduate of the WSET Educator Training program.

This 5-class course will be held at Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet on the following dates: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and the exam on November 7. Each class meets from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The exam also begins at 6:00 p.m. 

*Important: We require minimum of 6 participants to run this course. If we do not have the required number of particpants registered by September 22, we will need to cancel and/or reschedule the course; existing registrants will have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

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 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.

The course fee includes the 5 classes at Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet; PDF copies of the class lectures; the WSET course book, study guide, and guide to the systematic approach to tasting wine; practice quizzes; wines for tasting during each class session; and the exam at Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet.

Note: This is a structured educational class with seated tastings and classroom style lectures.

17 Guided Learning Hours (including one hour for the examination) and 11 hours’ private study.

Exam Information

The exam is in-person at Crystal Palate and consists of 50 multiple choice questions which students have 1 hour to complete. Requests for rescheduling of the exam must be received at least 12 business days before the exam date if students wish to reschedule for no additional fee. After this time, students will need to pay a new exam fee of $150.00.

Additional Information

Study materials are given to students at the first class. Requests for advance mailing of study materials will be contingent upon inventory and will incur a $15 mailing fee.

Postage for original mailing of certificates and lapel pins included. Request for replacement of lost certificates/pins will incur additional fees.

Any cancelations or requests for rescheduling must be received on or before September 19, 2023.


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