WSET Level 2 Awards in wines and spirits is essential for anyone wanting to get into the drinks/wine industry. It provides excellent all-round knowledge. The focus is on active learning which allows participants to take away knowledge that can be applied in practical situations.
This structured and informative course explores the major grape varieties and important regions that define the world’s key wines. You’ll learn about production, key labelling terminology and major classifications to help you identify wines with confidence. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided.
Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
What you’ll learn
- How wine is made
- What factors influence wine style
- The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
- The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
- The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines
The course is 16 hours spread over 2 days (with revision & the exam on the final day) with a recommended 12 hours of private study in addition – you will be expected to read the provided text book prior to commencing the course. The more study you can complete in preparation for the course the more you will gain from the classroom hours.
A pack will be sent to you with a course book, a study guide and a laminated tasting guide.
Terms in 2019
NEW satelite site MAKRO Akademie Prague
25 – 26 February 2019
9.00am – 6pm
Mgr. Michal Šetka
2 full days including the exam
30 – 31 March 2019
9.00am – 6.00pm
Frank Smulders MW
Mgr. Michal Šetka
Publicist, taster, photographer and co-founder of the WINE & Degustation magazine. He has been specialising in the wines of traditional European regions for considerable time now. Having completed several courses and training programmes (including WSET level 3 Advanced) in the field of wine in classic European wine countries, he is a taster and jury member at the most prestigious international and local wine competitions held every year. He also deals with issue of investment in French and Italian wines, has collaborated on a number of book publications on the subject of pairing food and wine and had his articles and photographs published in a great many professional and lifestyle magazines. He is a guarantor for the TOP Wine Destination project and president of the international wine trade fair, Wine Prague.
He was awarded the title “Valpolicella wine specialist” at the University of Verona in February 2018.
Frank Smulders MW
Frank Smulders is a Dutch Master of Wine, who has been working in the winebusiness since 1985. In 1992 he became the second European Master of Wine, following that he started teaching W.S.E.T. Diploma Course lessons in 1993.
He now works as a consultant for wine-producers as well as importers and distributors, but mostly he is known as Europe’s leading wine educator. Frank Smulders teaches on a regular basis in WSET courses in more than 15 countries.
Frank Smulders is known as an expert taster, and though he considers himself a generalist, he is known to be an expert in Champagne and especially Spain.
MKM Jazyková škola Překladatelská agentura, Jakubská 1, 602 00 Brno
The course fee includes all study materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course.
You shall receive a full year subscription to WINE & Degustation magazine as a bonus to every course.
Please download the application form, complete it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete WSET® study packs (including the text book and study guide). Study materials will be sent to you about two weeks prior to the course.
Number of Wines and Spirits Tasted
You will taste approximately 35 different wines.
At the end of the final day there will be a one hour exam with 50 multiple choice questions and you need 55% to pass.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.
Students completely new to wine and spirits study may wish to complete the Level 1 Award in Wines first. However, this is not essential.
You will be expected to read the provided text book prior to commencing the course.
All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.
For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below.