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The new WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Scholarships will be awarded to the 7 top performing students in this course. 

E&J Gallo Winery Canada, Drinks Ontario, Wines of Argentina, Wines of Germany and Wines of Greece would like to help  you continue on with your WSET certification in the Level 3 Award in Wines!

This is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines for those working in the industry, looking to join the industry or for wine and spirit enthusiasts.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites. This 17-hour course provides fundamental product knowledge and systematic tasting skills. Expect to spend 11 hours on preparation and review outside of the classroom.
 

This course will:

  • Explain how wine is made
  • Explore the style and quality of wines made from over 22 regionally important grape varieties produced in over 70 wine growing regions around the world
  • Explore how environmental factors, grape growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:
    • Chardonnay
    • Pinot Grigio/Gris
    • Sauvignon Blanc
    • Riesling
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Pinot Noir
    • Syrah/Shiraz
  • Teach how classifications and other labelling terms indicate origin, style and quality
  • Help develop assessment and description skills as you sample wines, sparkling wines and fortified wines
  • Show how to understand and be able to apply basic principles of wine storage, service and food and wine pairing
  • Teach how to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Successful completion requires passing a 50-question multiple-choice exam (55% to pass). Once you have completed this course, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

This course includes:

  • WSET eBook Study Pack
  • Tutored tasting of wine samples aligned with WSET specifications
  • Access to IWEG’s unique student resources, including videos, maps, slide presentations and other study aids

You will need to bring:

  • 6 ISO tasting glasses. If you wish to purchase a set ($30) please let us know when you register.
  • A spittoon

Available formats

For the Fall Semester 2020 (September to December), we have opted for a "blended" learning delivery model, to safeguard your health and safety, as well as ensuring your successful completion of this course: 

 

  • We will deliver live, "theory" content sessions via the Zoom videoconferencing platform, which will also be recorded and available for the duration of the course,
    from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • In-person Tasting Workshops at the school will also be delivered to showcase recommended tasting samples and hone SAT skills

 

Session 1 (via Zoom) 

Factors Influencing Red Wine Production
 
Session 2 (via Zoom)
Factors Influencing White, Sweet and Rosé Production 
Classic Whites
 
Session 3 Workshop | Tasting Technique (In-person)
 
Session 4 (via Zoom)
Classic + Other Reds 
 
Session 5 (via Zoom)
Italian Varieties 
 
Session 6 Tasting Workshop (In-person)
 
 
Session 7 (via Zoom)
Sparkling + Fortified (via Zoom)
Session 8 Tasting Workshop (In-person)
 
 
Session 9 - Final Exam via WSET Remote Invigilation Services
 

Course fee:

$995.00 CAD all inclusive.
Please note that IWEG is HST exempt.
Income tax receipts are issued to all students for the applicable tax year.

IWEG cancellation and refund policy:

  • Withdrawal up to 2 weeks prior to course start date:  Refund of tuition, less $150 administration fee.  
  • Withdrawal between 2 weeks and 3 days prior to course start date: Refund of 50% of tuition less $150 administration fee.
  • Withdrawal 3 days or less to course start date: No refund Please note all course materials are paid upon registration, and are non-refundable.
  • Condensed classes only:  Withdrawal up to 4 weeks prior to course start date: Refund of tuition, less $150 administration fee.  4 weeks prior to course start date:  No refund.  

Policy on changing your exam date to an alternative date:

When you register for a WSET or WSG course, you are booked to take your exam on a specific date. This is listed on our website and in your course schedule. You can view this before registering, and when you register, you will be reminded. If you decide not to write your exam on the date you are registered for, this is what you must know:

  • For WSET Levels 1 to 3 and WSG courses, you have to ask to change the date at least 15 days before the exam date, by emailing 
  • For WSET Level 4 Diploma, you must get in touch with the school by the deadline stated in your course schedule
  • You must pick a new exam date within 12 months from the start of your current course.
  • You may change your exam date a maximum of two times during the 12 months. You can choose from any exam dates/re-sit dates listed on the course page of the IWEG website. It is possible that your first choice may not work, if the exam is full.
  • Each time you change your exam date, there is a $150 fee.
  • After the 12-month period, from the start of your current course, if you still need to sit the exam, you will be charged an exam “re-sit” fee, which varies depending on the course, as well as the $150 fee.
  • The only exception to this policy is in case of a valid and verified personal or family emergency, subject to approval from WSET and WSG.

 *Weekly format, not Condensed format


Available Classes:


WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - September 2020 Started Sep. 15, 2020

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy

Classes run every Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm,  September 15th - November 3rd, 2020 (see schedule for Zoom based delivery of theory content, as well as in-person tasting workshops at IWEG).  Final Exam on November 10, 2020 at 6:30pm via WSET Remote Invigilation Services for those who meet the WSET's remote exam requirements.  In-person exams will be held at a date to be determined.  Students will receive estudy materials upon confirmation of registration.  For the Tasting Workshops, please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (available for purchase at $30 per set of 6 glasses - please contact IWEG office), as well as a spittoon. It is expected that after the first class students will prepare for each week in advance. Additional course study materials are available to students through their IWEG student account, it is highly recommended that students avail themselves to these tools.  Registration and Payment: Please create an account and login to register on our website. Click the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card (no PayPal account needed). If you require assistance or alternative payment methods, please call 416-534-2570.

Enroll for this Class ($995)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - October 2020 Starts Oct. 17, 2020

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy

Classes run every Saturday, 9:30am - 11:30am,  October 17th  -  December 5th, 2020 (see schedule for Zoom based delivery of theory content, as well as in-person tasting workshops at IWEG). Final Exam on December 12th, 2020 at 9:30 AM via WSET Remote Invigilation Services for those who meet the WSET's remote exam requirements.  In-person exams will be held at a date to be determined.  Students will receive estudy materials upon confirmation of registration.  For the Tasting Workshops, please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (available for purchase at $30 per set of 6 glasses - please contact IWEG office), as well as a spittoon.  It is expected that after the first class students will prepare for each week in advance. Additional course study materials are available to students through their IWEG student account, it is highly recommended that students avail themselves to these tools.  Registration and Payment: Please create an account and login to register on our website. Click the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card (no PayPal account needed). If you require assistance or alternative payment methods, please call 416-534-2570.

Enroll for this Class ($995)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - January 2021 Starts Jan. 14, 2021

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy

Classes run every THURSDAY, 6:30PM - 8:30PM  January 14th - March 4th 2021.  Final Exam on March 11th 2021 at 6:30PM at IWEG, 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto.  Please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (available for purchase at $30 per set of 6 glasses - please contact IWEG office) and a disposable spittoon. It is expected that after the first class students will prepare for each week in advance.  Additional course study materials are available to students through their IWEG student account.  It is highly recommended that students make use of these tools.  Registration and Payment:  Please create an account and login to register on our website.  Click the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card (no PayPal account needed).  If you require assistance or alternative payment methods, please call 416-534-2570.

Enroll for this Class ($995)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - (Condensed) February 2021 Starts Feb. 20, 2021

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy

Dates:  Saturdays, February  20th, February 27th, and March 6th 2021.  Time:  9:30am - 4:30pm.  Location:  IWEG - 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto.  Final exam:  March 6th 2021 at 1:30pm.  This is the condensed format of WSET Level 2 Award in Wines.  The course length is 15 hours + 1 hour exam.  It is very helpful to familiarize yourself with your e-materials in advance, especially considering that this is a condensed class.  Additional study materials are available to students through their IWEG student account.  It is highly recommended that students make use of these tools.  Please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (available for purchase at $30 per set of 6 glasses - please contact IWEG office) and a disposable spitton.  Registration and payment:  Please create an account and login to register on our website.  Click the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card (no PayPal account needed).  If you require assistance or alternative payment methods, please call 416-534-2570.

Enroll for this Class ($995)