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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 course-pack (text book, study guide, SAT card)
  • Tutored tasting of 43 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:

Weekly Format: 8 x Once per week evening classes (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm or 7: 00 pm to 9:00 pm - please consult specific course details)
Condensed Format: 3 full condensed days Mondays or Saturdays (9:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Course fee:

$975.00 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 @ WineAcademy Started May. 05, 2020

Cost: $975
Wine Academy

This is a Condensed Format (5 x 3 hr classes) of the brand new WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. Classes run every TUESDAY@ 6:30-9:30pm, MAY 5TH to JUNE 2ND 2020 @ Wine Academy, B101, 67 Richmond St. W.  

Exam, WEDNESDAY JUNE 10TH 2020 @ 6:30pm  at IWEG (211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto).

Students will receive study materials the first evening of class.  It is expected that moving forward 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 recommended that students make use of these valuable tools.  Please bring 6 ISO tasting glasses to each class.  Glasses are available for purchase from the IWEG office, $30/set-6. 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.

SPECIAL, LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM WINE ACADEMY: Become a member of Wine Academy within 3 months of registering for IWEG's WSET Level 2 Award in Wines @ Wine Academy and receive a FOUNDING MEMBER RATE. Offer ends July 31st 2020. For more information, please contact Aaron Robe: aaron@wineacademy.ca

Enroll for this Class ($975)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Condensed Starts Jul. 11, 2020

Cost: $975
IWEG Drinks Academy

Dates: Saturdays, July 11th, July 18th and July 25th, 2020. Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm Location: IWEG 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501. Toronto, ON. M4Y 1B6

Final Exam: July  25th 2020 at 1:30pm.

Additional Information: This is the condensed format of WSET Level 2 Wines. The course length is 15 hours + 1 hour exam.  It is strongly advised that students collect their study packs in advance of the class start date. 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.  Please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (also available  for purchase at $30 per set of 6 glasses - please contact IWEG office). 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 ($975)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - Fall 2020 Starts Sep. 15, 2020

Cost: $975
IWEG Drinks Academy

Classes run every Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm,  September 15th  -  November 3rd, 2020. Final Exam on November 10th, 2020 at 6:30pm, at IWEG, 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto.  Students will receive study materials on the first evening of class. Please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (available for purchase at $30 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 call 416-534-2570.

Enroll for this Class ($975)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - Condensed Starts Nov. 07, 2020

Cost: $975
IWEG Drinks Academy

Dates: Saturdays, November 7th, November 14th and November 21st, 2020. Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm Location: IWEG 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501. Toronto, ON. M4Y 1B6

Final Exam: November 21st 2020 at 1:30pm.

Additional Information: This is the condensed format of WSET Level 2 Wines. The course length is 15 hours + 1 hour exam.  It is strongly advised that students collect their study packs in advance of the class start date. 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.  Please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (also available  for purchase at $30 per set of 6 glasses - please contact IWEG office). 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 ($975)

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

Cost: $975
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.  @ IWEG, 211 Yonge St., Ste. 501  Students will receive study materials on the first evening of class. Please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (also available  for purchase at $30 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 call 416-534-2570.

Enroll for this Class ($975)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - CONDENSED Winter 2021 Starts Feb. 20, 2021

Cost: $975
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, ON. M4Y 1B6 Final Exam: MARCH 6TH 2021 at 1:30pm. Additional Information: This is the condensed format of WSET Level 2 Wines. The course length is 15 hours + 1 hour exam.  It is strongly advised that students collect their study packs in advance of the class start date. 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.  Please bring 6 x ISO tasting glasses (also available  for purchase at $30 per set of 6 glasses - please contact IWEG office). 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 ($975)