Local Event Premier Host
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 mailing of certificates of achievement to addresses in the US.
This class will meet in person at the Capital Wine School on December 1, 2 & 3. Participants who register on or before November 8 will be eligible to take a paper-based exam at the end of class on December 3 *or* an online exam with remote invigilation on Saturday, December 30 at 10:00am. Participants who register on or after November 9 must take the exam online with remote invigilation on December 20 at 10:00am.
Friday, December 1 : Class meets from 9:00am – 4:00pm with a short break for lunch
Saturday, December 2: Class meets from 9:00am – 4:00pm with a short break for lunch
Sunday, December 3: Class meets from 9:00am – 3:00pm with a short break for lunch, followed by the exam from 3:00pm – 4:00pm for attendees who register on or before November 8 and who wish to take the a paper-based exam at the end of the last class session.
Saturday, December 30: 10:00am online, remotely invigilated exam for attendees who registered on or after November 9, or pre-November 9 registrants who wish to take the exam online.
*The cost of lunch is not included in the registration fee. Participants may bring their own lunch or visit one of the local eateries.
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.
Students will taste 8-9 wines during each class session.
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.
17 Guided Learning Hours (including one hour for the examination) and 11 hours’ private study.