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3 day course with wine samples
Includes all WSET study materials, 3 full-day sessions guided by a WSET Diploma certified instructor, wine tasting samples selected by Jay Youmans, MW, the final exam, and postage for mailing of study materials and certificates and lapel pins.
This class will meet on July 16, 17 and 18. Students who attend the course in-person at the Capital Wine School and who register on or before July 1 will take a paper-based exam at the end of class on July 18. Online participants, and students attending in-person who register on or after July 2, will take the exam online via remote invigilation on Saturday, August 7 at 10:00am.
Friday, July 16: Class meets from 9:00am – 4:00pm with a short break for lunch
Saturday, July 17: Class meets from 9:00am – 4:00pm with a short break for lunch
Sunday, July 18: Class meets from 9:00am – 3:00pm with a short break for lunch, followed by the exam from 3:00pm – 4:00pm for in-person attendees who registered on or before July 1.
Saturday, August 7: 10:00am online, remotely invigilated exam for online attendees and in-person attendees who registered on or after July 2.
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 and spirits 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.
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 and Spirits, an internationally recognized credential in the wine industry.
17 Guided Learning Hours (including one hour for the examination) and 11 hours’ private study.
Study materials will be mailed to students via USPS Priority Mail approximately 2 weeks before the first day of class. Students who register with less than two week to go until the first class will have their study materials mailed within 3 business days of registration, or they may come by the school to pick up their study materials by appointment. Students who register on or after July 10 will need to come to the school to pick up their study materials by appointment if they wish to receive them ahead of the first class, or they may receive them the morning of the first class.
Students who are participating online will pick up their wine samples at the school by appointment on Thursday, July 15 between 12pm – 5pm (please choose your prefered pickup time in the drop-down menu on the registration form). Online participants who are unable to come to the school to pick up their wine samples may have their materials shipped to them for an additional shipping fee – please review our shipping policy and email email@example.com for a quote. Requests for shipping must be received no later than July 9.
Students who are attending in-person will receive their wine samples at the first class.
Students who register for this course on or before July 1 will be automatically registered to take a paper-based exam at the end of class on July 18.
Online participants, and in-person participants who register on or after July 2, will be automatically registered to take an online, remotely-invigilated exam on August 7 at 10:00am.