WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines

Our course originally scheduled to start April 25th has been postponed until the fall. We will update with new dates once finalized.

This is a three-day course (9:00-5:00) or eight-day course (6:00pm-9:00pm) where participants will have the opportunity to taste 35 wines, with examples from all of the major producing countries of the world.

This qualification provides a good understanding of the world of wine. It is popular with wine and spirit employees and enthusiasts alike and will give students a comprehensive understanding of the product. The aim of the course is to focus in detail on the key grape varieties and all the major wine producing regions of the world. 

Program Outline:

  • Growing vines and making wine
  • Factors influencing the style of wine
  • Classic grape varieties
  • Wine-producing regions of the world
  • Sparkling wines
  • Sweet wines and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing
  • The art of tasting wine in detail

Examination: To gain the qualification students must pass a multiple choice test of 50 questions.

A minimum of 15 hours of home study recommended

Specification for the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines

WSET® Certifications

WSET® represents the world reference for wine training. Spread over three successive levels, the course offered delivers internationally recognized diplomas at each stage. WSET® education is for everyone, amateurs and professionals alike.

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  • Tracey is the best teacher I have ever had. She is amazingly patient and she refuses to let go before she has found the proper way to explain to me the things I don't understand, using different metaphors, approaches and…

    Benedicte Helvershou
    Product Manager - Norway

  • I met Tracey Dobbin at an educational weekend I ran in September 2013 at a vineyard near Bristol...Tracey and I decided to run a repeat course over one day in Bordeaux, to correspond with a scheduled MW course...Tracey capably managed…

    Dr. Richard Smart
    International viticulture scientist and consultant -

  • As two food & wine enthusiasts not directly involved in the hospitality or wine industry, we were interested in furthering our knowledge of wine and spirits. We found the WSET curriculum and the course levels offered by Autour du Vin to be very appealing. Since Septembre 2014,…

    Joëlle Désy & James Nicholson
    - Halifax, Canada

  • Tracey is an excellent instructor. Not only is she highly knowledgeable, but her passion and enthusiasm for wine manifests itself in her teaching style. Her classes are fun, engaging and bring the subject matter to life. Tracey's courses provide students…

    Genevieve R.
    - USA

  • Tracey's tutoring wine guided tastings are a combination of high standards and a practical, fun approach. The wines selected and tasted communicate her passion for discovering and presenting wines both for didactic reasons and for pleasure.

    Davide Agus
    Wine Consultant - Italy

  • Tastings guided by Tracey Dobbin, are always a complete experience. With deep and detailed information of the theme in matter, great wine selection chosen carefully to give a full vision of the theme, and caring so much about the satisfaction…

    Priscila Frausto Torres
    Project Manager Vinos y Vinos - Monterrey, Mexico

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