WSET 2 ONLINE VERSION€385
About this course
The course is based around a 5-week, 6-module online programme with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.
The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.
APPs provide the relevant and current WSET study materials for this course.
The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognise the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions.
Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
Students will require access to a computer (recommended) and/or a smartphone or tablet with the following minimum requirements:
- Operating Systems – Windows 7 and newer, Mac OSX 10.6 and newer, Linux – chromeOS
- Mobile Operating System Native App Support – Android apps require version 5.0 or later and iOS apps require version
11 or later. All Android and iOS both support the two most recent versions of their respective operating systems.
- Computer Speed and Processor – use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible, 1GB of RAM, 2GHz processorCa
- Internet Speed – along with compatibility and web standards, system carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments, minimum of 512kbps
- Supported Browsers – system supports the current and first previous major releases of the following browsers
- Other required software – Adobe Reader XI or equivalent.
Module 1: Introduction to Wine Tasting, Pairing, Storage & Service
Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. Discover the key considerations when pairing food and wine successfully. Learn the processes and principles of wine storage and service.
Module 2: Factors Affecting Wine Style and Quality
Learn how the environmental and winemaking factors influence the style and quality of wine. Learn the meaning of labelling terms related to vine age and grape-growing options.
Module 3: Still Red Wine
Learn how the environmental and winemaking factors influence the principal and regionally important black grape varieties, how they influence the style and quality of the wines produced. Meaning of labelling terms indicating style and quality.
Module 4: Still White Wines
Learn how the environmental and winemaking factors influence the principal and regionally important white grape varieties, how they influence the style and quality of the wines produced. Meaning of labelling terms indicating style and quality.
Module 5: Other Styles of Wine
Learn about the key grape varieties used to produce the principal styles of sparkling and fortified wines, key winemaking processes used to make sparkling and fortified wine. Meaning of the labelling terms associated with sparkling/fortified wines.
Module 6: Revision and Feedback Questionnaire
There is a mock multiple-choice examination to complete.