WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

A beginner to intermediate level qualification
690€

Enroll in the WSET Level 2 Intermediate Course at École V. You will discover the main wine regions around the world and the grape varieties that are grown there. At the end of your training, you will be able to recognize the different styles of wine produced from these grape varieties, read a label and offer various food and wine pairings. You will taste 56 wines, 50 wines produced in the most notable vineyards of the planet, from France to Chile via the United States, Italy, Spain and Australia and 6 wines from Burgundy region. On top of the grand wines produced at the Château, we select high-quality red, rosé and white, still and sparkling, dry, sweet and fortified wines with an inclination for organic and biodynamic farming and vinification.

Who is the course for?

The WSET 2 is designed for beginners who aim to get a developed wine expertise. After three days of training, you will be able to work in the trade of the wine and spirits sector. This program is also intended for people who wish to undertake a professional reconversion.

What you’ll learn

  • How wine is made
  • What factors influence wine style
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing principles
  • The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made
  • How to describe a wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine ® (SAT)
  • How we produce wine, following biodynamic farming at Château de Pommard

How you’ll learn

WSET 2 includes 30 hours of study, including 18 hours of classroom instruction, delivered by certified trainers. Your course takes place over 3 days classes from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm, allowing spare time for studying. A booklet will be given to you during your registration, to allow you to prepare for your session. You will find the essential points covered during the training, as well as tasting grids and self-assessment exercises. You will also have the opportunity to visit the cellars of Château de Pommard and its vineyard of 20 hectares, which is the largest private monopoly of the Côte de Beaune. Lunch in the heart of the village of Pommard is included.

Evaluation and certification

At the end of the sixteen-hour course, you will be evaluated on the knowledge acquired during a closed book test. You will need to answer 50 multiple-choice questions in 1 hour. To graduate, you will have to answer 55% of the questions correctly. You will receive a WSET 2 certificate.

Entry requirements

Upcoming session:

June 24, 25 and 26th, 2019 from 9 am to 5pm

August 19, 20 and 21st, 2019 from 9 am to 5pm

October 28, 29, 30th, 2019 from 9 am to 5pm

December 9, 11, 11th, 2019 from 9 am to 5pm

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be over 18.

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Jérôme Aucourt

In memory

For fifteen years, Jérôme Aucourt introduced tens of thousands of people around the world to the wines of Château de Pommard. His passion for Burgundy and his knowledge of wine was limitless. In memory of our friend, colleague, father, husband, and wine advisor, we have established the Jérôme Aucourt Scholarship at our Ècole V Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) professional wine school. Details of the scholarship program will be published soon. Jérôme is survived by his wife Allison, their two young children, his mother, father, and two brothers.