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 March 1, 2 & 3. Participants who register on or before February 14 will be eligible to take a paper-based exam at the end of class on March 3 *or* an online exam with remote invigilation on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00am. Participants who register on or after February 15 must take the exam online with remote invigilation on March 23 at 10:00am, or defer to a later scheduled online exam.
Friday, March 1 : Class meets from 9:00am – 4:00pm with a short break for lunch
Saturday, March 2: Class meets from 9:00am – 4:00pm with a short break for lunch
Sunday, March 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 February 14 and who wish to take the a paper-based exam at the end of the last class session.
Saturday, March 23: 10:00am online, remotely invigilated exam for attendees who registered on or after February 15, or pre-February 14 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.
Study materials will be mailed to students via USPS Priority Mail approximately 3 weeks before the first class. Students who register with less than three weeks until the first class will have their study materials mailed within 3 business days of registration. Students who register on or after February 23 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.
Important note regarding fees associated with reschedules or cancellations:
– Due to WSET exam order deadlines, we are unable to make any changes to participants’ exam choice after February 14 without collecting a new exam fee of $150.
– Any requests for cancellation/rescheduling of the course itself recieved after February 14 will be subject to a $150 cancelation/rescheduling fee to cover the exam fee.
– In additional to the above-referenced fees, any request to cancel the course and receive a refund will be subject to an $80 fee to cover any study materials we have already mailed to the student, as well as any payment processing fees we incurred to accept your online payment.