WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Saltaire, West Yorkshire Feb/Mar 2022 - Professional wine qualification
WHEN Sunday 20th February, Sunday 27th February, Sunday 6th March 2022 9-5pm
WHERE Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD18 3LA
PRICE £385 per person
EDUCATOR Sophia Luckett from The Drink Talking
WSET APP Glenrinnes Distillery
BOOKING DEADLINE Sunday 6th February 2022
The course fee includes your study pack, over 30 wine samples, 16 hours of tuition, your examination and a box of six tasting glasses for you to keep.
WSET Approved Programme Provider Glenrinnes Distillery
All admin and course fees will be processed with Glenrinnes Distillery, The Drink Talking's Approved Programme Provider
Wouldn’t it be great to look at a wine label and instantly know what kind of wine you’ll find on the inside? When you're looking at a wine list in a restaurant, would you like to to feel confident that you're ordering a great bottle?
This course is for you.
What is WSET Level 2 Award in wines?
Build your wine knowledge with the world's most recognised wine qualification. This fascinating course focuses on grape varieties, you'll look behind the label at many of the world’s most important wines.
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is the perfect wine course for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of grapes, wine regions and styles. You’ll gain enviable knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce
"Hands down this was the most fun I've ever had whilst intensely learning at the same time. The course was hard - but you injected such life and enthusiasm into the content that I relished every minute! Thank you, Sophia!"
Alexandra, WSET Level 2 student
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including:
- 16 hours of guided learning in the classroom
- 11 hours of personal study and revision
- A one-hour examination
The course takes place over three Sundays, with course attendance each week. The examination takes place at the end of the third Sunday. This allows time for study between the classes and we recommend reading the relevant chapters of the textbook ahead of your classes to make sure you are fully prepared.
What will I learn?
The course covers:
- How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:
- Pinot Grigio/Gris
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
The style and quality of wines:
- made from 22 regionally important grape varieties (e.g. Nebbiolo, Malbec and Viognier)
- produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world
How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:
- Sparkling wines
- Fortified wines
Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
Principles of food and wine pairing
On successful completion you will be a more confident wine taster, able to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties. You'll know how to interpret wine labels from the main wine producing regions of the world, and how to store, serve, taste and pair wines to get the best out of every glass.
SPACES ON THIS COURSE ARE LIMITED
About the venue
Salts Mill is a stunning historic building in the centre of world Heritage Site Saltaire. Inside you can admire a huge collection of works by David Hockney, be inspired by the very best in independent retail and enjoy the bustling restaurants and cafes.
You can travel by train to Saltaire train station, which is just across the road from the Mill. It takes approximately 15 minutes to / from Leeds or Bradford.
There is a large free car park available.
What do I have to do to pass the exam?
The Level 2 Award in Wines examination consists of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 60 minutes/one hour.
- Pass: 55% - 69%
- Pass with Merit: 70% - 84%
- Pass with Distinction: 85% and above
All students who pass the examination will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
This qualification is Ofqual regulated.
Do I need prior knowledge to complete the course?
This course is ideal for complete beginners or those with a little knowledge of wine. You don't need to have completed any other qualification to enrol. However, study of the text book before and during the course is essential.
This class is delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.
You must be at least 18 years old to enrol on any of our courses.
How do I prepare?
This qualification combines guided and private study. It requires you to undertake a recommended minimum of 11 hours of private study time in addition to your guided learning hours.
The only necessary study material for this course is the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines study pack, which will be sent to you two weeks prior the start of the course.