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WSET Level 2 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
  • Course specification can be found here.
All WSET textbooks and study guides are in an eBook format.
 

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 Winter 2022, 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.  All tasting workshop dates are subject to change, due to the pandemic.

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 and Exam Prep. (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:

  • Please read IWEG's Cancellation and Refund Policy carefully before registering for courses.
  • Please note all course materials are paid upon registration, and are non-refundable. 

Available Classes:


WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - September 2021 Started Sep. 14, 2021

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy
Classes run Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 8:30pm,  September 14th to November 2nd 2021 (see schedule for Zoom based delivery of theory content, as well as in-person tasting workshops at IWEG).  Tasting workshop dates are subject to change, due to the pandemic.   Final Exam on November 9th, 2021 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 email atheunissen@iweg.org   SCHEDULE (subject to alteration if Public Health guidelines change) Session 1 | Sept. 14 Factors Influencing Red Wine Production (via Zoom) Session 2 | Sept. 21 Factors Influencing White, Sweet and Rosé Production (via Zoom) Classic Whites Session 3 | Sept. 28 Tasting workshop | Review (in person) Session 4 | Oct. 5 Classic + Other Reds (via Zoom) Session 5 | Oct. 12  Italian Varieties (via Zoom) Session 6 | Oct. 19 Tasting | Review (in person) Session 7 | Oct. 26 Sparkling + Fortified | Mock Exam  Session 8 | Nov. 2  Tasting | Review (in person) Session 9 | Nov. 9 Final Exam (WSET Remote Invigilation Services) | TBD for students who wish to write in person
Enroll for this Class ($995)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - Condensed Format, November 2021 Starts Nov. 20, 2021

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy

In-Class course Dates: Saturdays, November 20th, 27th and December 4th 2021 Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm   Final Exam: December  4th 2021 at 1:30pm. Additional Information: This is the condensed format of WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. The course length is 15 hours + 1 hour exam.  Students will receive estudy materials upon confirmation of registration.  Additional 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 email atheunissen@iweg.org.

Enroll for this Class ($995)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - January 2022 Starts Jan. 18, 2022

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy

Classes run every Tuesday, 6:30PM - 8:30PM January 18th - March 8th 2022.  Theory classes to be held via the Zoom platform, with in-person tasting workshops. Final Exam via remote invigilation on March 9, 2022.  In-person exams will be held at a date TBD.  Students will receive estudy materials upon confirmation of registration.  Please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (available for purchase at $35 per set of 6 glasses - please contact IWEG office). 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 email atheunissen@iweg.org.

Enroll for this Class ($995)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines @ Wine Academy Starts Feb. 01, 2022

Cost: $995
Wine Academy

This is a Condensed "In-class" Format (5 x 3 hr classes) of the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Classes run every Tuesday evening @ 6:30-9:30pm, February 1 2022 - March  1 2022 @ Wine Academy, B101, 67 Richmond St. W.    Final Exam on March 8 2022 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 $35 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 email atheunissen@iweg.org

Enroll for this Class ($995)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - Condensed Format, February 2022 Starts Feb. 26, 2022

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy

Dates: Saturdays, February 26th, March 5th and March 12th 2022 Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm   Final Exam: March 12th 2022 at 1:30pm. Additional Information: This is the condensed "in-class" format of WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. The course length is 15 hours + 1 hour exam.  Students will receive estudy materials upon confirmation of registration.  It is very helpful to familiarize yourself with the material 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 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 email atheunissen@iweg.org.

Enroll for this Class ($995)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - March 2022 Starts Mar. 29, 2022

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy

In-class format: Classes run every Tuesday, evening  6:30PM - 8:30PM  March 29th - May 17th 2022.  Final Exam via remote invigilation on May 24th 2022.  In-person exams to be held at a date TBD.  Students will receive estudy materials upon confirmation of registration.  Please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (available for purchase at $35 per set of 6 glasses - please contact IWEG office). 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 email atheunissen@iweg.org.

Enroll for this Class ($995)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - Condensed Format, May 2022 Starts May. 28, 2022

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy
Dates: Saturdays, May 28th, June 4th and June 11th 2022 Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm   Final Exam: June 11th 2022 at 1:30pm. Additional Information: This is the condensed format of WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. The course length is 15 hours + 1 hour exam.  Students will receive estudy materials upon confirmation of registration.  It is very helpful to familiarize yourself with the material 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 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 email atheunissen@iweg.org.
Enroll for this Class ($995)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - Condensed Format, June 2022 Starts Jun. 25, 2022

Cost: $995
IWEG Drinks Academy
Dates: Saturdays, June 25th, July 2nd and July 9th 2022 Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm   Final Exam: June 11th 2022 at 1:30pm. Additional Information: This is the condensed format of WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. The course length is 15 hours + 1 hour exam.  Students will receive estudy materials upon confirmation of registration.  It is very helpful to familiarize yourself with the material 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 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 email atheunissen@iweg.org.
Enroll for this Class ($995)