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WSET Level 2 with our Head of Wine

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was originally founded in 1969 to provide quality training relating to wines and spirits. WSET is now a premier international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a globally recognised selection of qualifications.


Level 2 is a great starting point to establish a solid basic understanding of wine. The main focus of this course is covering classic grape varieties, the styles of still, sparking and fortified wines that they make, regions of the world where they are grown and how climate and geography affects their taste. It will also include how to use the WSET SAT (Systematic Approach To Tasting) to assess and describe certain wines.

If you understand that wine comes from grapes and can be red, white or rosé – and sometimes have bubbles in it – then you will be fine. We assume a very basic knowledge but everything you need to know to pass WSET Level 2 will be taught to you.

Programme Outline

  • How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
  • Key white grape varieties
  • Key black grape varieties
  • Wine-producing regions of the world
  • Sparkling wines
  • Sweet wines and fortified wines
  • Spirits and liqueurs
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing
  • The WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

The Examination
To gain the qualification, Members will need to pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions

The Course
The course lasts 4 weeks consisting of 4 teaching sessions with the final session being revision and examination. The course will be taking place in the St James’s Room and includes lunch on all days, along with tea and coffee breaks.

The fees include the WSET Level 2 study pack, sample tastings of around 50 different wines during the course (all chosen by Ronan), the WSET examination fees, certificate and lapel pin.

Dates & times

Saturday 8th February: 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday 15th February: 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday 22nd February: 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday 7th March: 10.00 – 16.00 followed by exam

£645.00 for members and £745.00 for non-members

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