WSET Level 2 Award – Intensive

A beginner to intermediate level qualification

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. The intensive format takes place over the course of a weekend for convenience matters. Yet, it does not reflect on the quality of the education, and the tasting sessions allow us to maintain a friendly atmosphere.

Who is the course for?

The WSET 2 is designed for beginners who aim to get a developed wine expertise. After two days of intensive 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. Our 2 days course takes place over the weekend including 9 hours of class per day, exam covered. A booklet will be given to you during your registration, to enable 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 sessions :

October 12th and 13th 2019 from 9am to 7pm
February 15th, 16th 2020 from 9am to 7pm
April 11th, 12th 2020 from 9am to 7pm
June 6th, 7th 2020 from 9am to 7pm
August 15th, 16th 2020 from 9am to 7pm
October 31th, November 1st 2020 from 9am to 7pm
December 19th, 20th 2020 from 9am to 7pm

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be over 18.
Small groups : 14 students maximum per session.


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