Course dates: 14/15/21 December 2019 (three days)

695,00 €Price

 

Important:

Deadline for registering: 22 November 2019

Venue: GLS Campus, Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin

 

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  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - Course details

    Key details

    • Course dates and times: the course will take place over three days

    Saturday, 14 December 2019 - 10:00-18:00
    Sunday, 15 December 2019 - 10:00-18:00
    Saturday, 21 December 2019 - 10:00-18:00

    • Private study time before the course: 11 hours
    • Examination: at the end of the last course day
    • Language of tuition: English

     

    About this course

    • Students completely new to wine may wish to complete the Level 1 Award in Wines first. However, this is not essential.
    • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is intended for those who have little or no prior knowledge of the broad range of wines and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way.
    • It is suitable wherever a good level of wine knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in the customer service and sales functions of hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries.
    • Successful candidates will be able to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties, interpret wine labels from the main wine producing regions of the world and give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service, as well as understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation.
    • This qualification provides solid knowledge base for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines.

     

    Entry requirements

    • There are no restrictions on entry for the Level 2 Award in Wines.
    • There are no requirements for candidates to have previous knowledge or previous experience of alcoholic beverages.
    • Students who are under the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in Germany will not be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverage as part of their course, but this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.
    • Candidates applying to sit the examination must be over the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in Germany, or be preparing for the examination as part of a recognised full-time programme of study, or have obtained parental consent.
    • You will need WSET Level 2 Award in Wines study pack to get ready for the course. It is included in the course fee and will be shipped to you upon booking. It is important that you book your place well in advance to allow enough time for delivery of the study pack and private study (11 hours) before attending the course.

     

    What you will learn

    Understand the environmental influences and grape-growing options in the vineyard and how these will impact the style and quality of wine.

    • Identify what each part of a grape provides to the winemaker.
    • Identify what a vine requires to grow grapes.
    • Identify the key stages of grape formation and ripening.
    • Describe how the grape’s components, aromas and flavours change as the grape ripens.
    • Describe how the environmental influences in the vineyard impact on grape ripeness and quality.
    • Describe how grape ripeness impacts on wine style and quality.
    • Identify the grape-growing options in the vineyard.
    • State the meaning of the most important labelling terms used to indicate origin and regulation.
    • State the meaning of the labelling terms relating to vine age and grape-growing options.

     

    Understand how winemaking and bottle ageing influence the style and quality of wine.

    • State the key stages of the alcoholic fermentation process.
    • Identify the key stages of the winemaking processes used for red, rosé and white wines.
    • Describe how winemaking options can influence the style and quality of wine produced.
    • Identify the key changes that occur to a wine during bottle ageing.

     

    Understand how environmental influences, grape-growing options, winemaking and bottle ageing influence the style and quality of wines made from the principal grape varieties.

    • Describe the characteristics of the principal grape varieties.
    • Describe how environmental influences and grape-growing options impact on the characteristics of the principal grape varieties.
    • Describe how winemaking options impact on the styles of wine produced from the principal grape varieties.
    • Describe how bottle ageing impacts on the style of wines produced from the principal grape varieties.
    • Describe the styles and quality of wines produced from the principal grape varieties in the specified GIs.
    • Compare the styles and quality of wines from the principal grape varieties within and between specified regions.
    • State the meaning of regionally important labelling terms indicating style and quality of wines made from the principal grape varieties

     

    Know the style and quality of wines produced from regionally important black and white grape varieties.

    • Describe the characteristics of the regionally important black and white grape varieties.
    • Describe the styles and quality of wines from the regionally important black and white grape varieties from specified GIs.
    • State the meaning of the labelling terms indicating style and quality of wines produced from regionally important black and white grape varieties.

     

    Understand how the production process can influence the styles of sparkling and fortified wines.

    • Identify the key grape varieties used to produce the principal styles of sparkling wines.
    • Identify the key stages of the winemaking processes used to make sparkling and fortified wines.
    • Identify the key GIs for sparkling and fortified wines.
    • Describe the styles of specified sparkling and fortified wines.
    • State the meaning of the labelling terms associated with sparkling and fortified wines indicating style and quality.

     

    Understand the key principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine, and in the pairing of food and wine.

    • Identify the ideal conditions for storing and methods for preserving wine.
    • State the recommended service temperature for types and styles of wine.
    • State the correct procedures for opening and serving wine.
    • Identify how common faults affect the aroma and flavours of wine.
    • Identify the principal food and wine interactions.

     

    Recommended private study

    You should be prepared to dedicate a minimum of 11 hours to study time outside of the classroom. Please be mindful that a consecutive day course is intensive.

     

    Examination

    • Examination will take place on the last day of the course.
    • Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes.
    • A total mark of 55% is required to achieve a pass.

     

    What is included in the course fee

    • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines study pack that includes course manual, study guide and laminated tasting card. It will be shipped once you have booked your place.
    • Postage
    • Course handouts
    • Tuition
    • Wine samples: approximately 45 wines will be tasted during the course
    • Examination
    • Upon successful completion, a WSET certificate and lapel pin

     

    Booking this course

    • To book a place simply click on ”Book Now” and follow instructions.
    • All orders are subject to our Booking Terms and Conditions. In order to read them please follow this link https://tinyurl.com/y8aqfdd6
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