WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Online Learning IWEG Online Learning
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Online Learning
For students unable to attend scheduled lectures, the Independent Wine Education Guild offers online study courses.
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits provides fundamental product knowledge and lays the foundation for the Systematic Approach to Tasting. The WSET Level 2 Award is ideal for those entering a profession in the wine and spirit industry, as well as for the enthusiast who wishes to broaden their knowledge in a structured way.
Both the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits are available as 5 week online programmes of study.
The course is based around a 5-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.
The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.
The course prepares the student for WSET qualifications and is guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognise the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions.
Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
Week 1: Factors influencing Style, Quality and Price; Tasting Technique
Study the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine in the vineyard and winery. Discover how to decode and understand labels.
Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.
Week 2: White Grape Varieties
Learn about the characteristics and the styles of wines produced from the main white grape varieties and the regions producing them. Key white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling. Other White Grape Varieties: Albariño, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Semillon, Torrontés, Trebbiano, Verdicchio, Viognier. Other White Wines: Muscadet, Soave, Gavi.
Week 3: Black Grape Varieties
Learn about the characteristics and the styles of wines produced from the main black grape varieties and the regions producing them. Key black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz. Other black grape varieties: Aglianico, Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Zinfandel/ Primitivo. Other red wines: Douro, Valpolicella.
Week 4: Sparkling Wines; Sweet and Fortified Wines; Food and Wine Pairing
Learn about the various methods for making Sparkling, Sweet and Fortified Wine, the resulting wine styles and the regions producing them.
Discover the key considerations when pairing food and wine successfully.
Week 5: Spirits and Liqueurs; Revision
Study the main styles of spirits
Revision & Examination Preparation
Study guide content is supplemented with on line assignments and tastings as well as additional study and review materials via their personal IWEG student account.
IWEG's Cancellation and Refund policy:
Withdrawal up to 10 days prior to course start date, refund of tuition, less $150 administration fee. Withdrawal less than 10 days to start date , no refund. Please note all course materials are paid upon registration, and are non-refundable.
Policy on changing your exam date to an alternative date.
Please note IWEG's policy on changing your exam date:
When you register for a WSET or WSG course, you are booked to take your exam on a specific date, which is indicated 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 writing to email@example.com.
· For WSET Level 4 Diploma you have to ask to change the date at least 75 days before the exam date, by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
· 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.
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Online Learning O2WI2003Fee: $750 September 30 - November 3, 2019
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Online Learning O2WI2004Fee: $750 October 21 - November 24, 2019
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Online Learning O2WI2003 Starts Sep. 30, 2019Cost: $750 IWEG - Exam Only
Enroll for this Class ($750)
This course runs from Monday, September 30th to Sunday, November 3rd 2019.
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, November 12th 2019 at 7:00 pm. Deadline to register is Friday, September 13th 2019. Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date. You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 5 weeks of study. Study materials will be sent to students who reside outside the GTA upon receipt of registration and tuition payment. Students are responsible for their own tasting samples. Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Online Learning O2WI2004 Starts Oct. 21, 2019Cost: $750 IWEG - Exam Only
Enroll for this Class ($750)
This course runs from Monday, October 21st to Sunday, November 24th 2019.
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, November 30th 2019 at 11:00 am. Deadline to register is Friday, October 4th 2019. Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date. You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 5 weeks of study. Study materials will be sent to students who reside outside the GTA upon receipt of registration and tuition payment. Students are responsible for their own tasting samples. Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.