WSET Level 2 Intermediate Wine Certification
This is a certification Course and you attend all sessions for the $650.
Cost: $650.00 – includes wine, materials and exam
Date: Tuesday October 15th, 22nd, 29th, November 5th, 12th & 19th Exam December 3rd at 8.00pm
Time: 7.00pm-9.30pm each day
Location: 2437 Bartlett Street, (above French Country Wines) Houston, TX 77098
Instructor: James King
Houston provides vocational training in the broad range of alcoholic beverages to underpin job skills and competencies in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retail and wholesale industries.
Wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and want to obtain an internationally recognised wine qualification.
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Element One - Factors influencing styleLearning Outcomes from the wine class
1. Describe the conditions needed for a vine to produce a healthy crop, and the environmental factors that influence the availability of these conditions.
2. Describe the effect of grape growing on wine production costs and wine styles.
3. Describe the effects of winemaking on wine production costs and wine styles.
4. Describe the effects of maturation on wine production costs and wine styles.
Element Two - Grape varietiesLearning Outcomes from the wine class
1. Describe the key grape varieties used for wine production.
2. Select the most important regions for each of these varieties, both in inexpensive bulk production and for premium quality wines.
3. Describe the style of wines made from these varieties in these regions.
4. Describe the most common multi-varietal blended wines made with these varieties.
Element Three - Key wine-producing regions of the worldLearning Outcomes from the wine class
1. For each wine-producing region, describe the style of wines made, identify the key grape varieties used for wine production and the meaning of common regional labeling terms.
2. Describe the meaning of common labeling terms indicating quality or style.
Element Four - Sparkling winesLearning Outcomes from the wine class
1. Select the most important countries/regions for sparkling wine production.
2. Describe the most important grape varieties used for sparkling wine production.
3. Define the most important labelling terms for sparkling wines, both for inexpensive bulk production and for premium quality wines.
4. Describe the style of wines made with these labelling terms.
5. Describe the methods of production used for common sparkling wines.
Element Five - Sweet wines and fortified winesLearning Outcomes from the wine class
1. Define the most important labelling terms for sweet wines and fortified wines, both for inexpensive bulk production and for premium quality wines.
2. Describe the style of wines made with these labelling terms.
3. Describe the most important grape varieties used for sweet and fortified wine production.
4. State the methods of production used for common sweet wines and fortified wines.
Element Six - Spirits and liqueursLearning Outcomes from the wine class
1. Define the most important labelling terms for spirits and liqueurs, both for inexpensive bulk production and for premium quality spirits.
2. Describe the style of spirits and liqueurs made with these labelling terms.
3. State the methods of production and base materials used for common spirits and liqueurs.
Element Seven - Information and advice for customers and staffLearning Outcomes from the wine class
1. Describe the style characteristics for the principal wines and spirits of the world.
2. Use product knowledge to make the recommendations to meet customers’ style, quality and price requirements when purchasing wines and spirits, including selecting alternative wines in a similar style.
3. Apply the principals of food and wine matching.
4. Give recommendations for customers and staff on the storage and service of wines and spirits.
5. Describe common faults found in wine.
6. State the social, health, safety and legal issues relating to the consumption of wines and spirits.
Describing the characteristics of the principal wines of the worldLearning Outcomes from the wine class
1. Describe key characteristics of the wines according to regional, varietal, stylistic and quality-indicating label terms through application of the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting (Intermediate).
How to gain the qualification:
The Level 2 Certificate will be assessed by a WSET® Awards-set closed-book examination paper comprising 50 multiple-choice questions, to be completed in one hour in Houston.
All examination questions are based on the published learning outcomes and the recommended study materials contain the information required to answer these questions correctly. A candidate will be required to pass with a minimum mark of 55%.
The WSET Level 2, Intermediate Wine Education Class, Houston is a prerequisite for the WSET Level 3 Advanced Wine Education Class.
The WSET Level 2, Intermediate Wine Education Class, Houston is a great base for moving onto the Explorer Wine Education Classes and the Official Burgundy, Bordeaux or Napa Classes.
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The Texas Wine School Instructor
“The Texas Wine School strives to offer the best wine education in Texas with our outstanding instructors from all aspects of the wine industry. These industry experts provide unique insights into the regions and wines we discuss and taste. Our instructors are teaching certifications, WSET Level’s 1,2,3, CSW, FWS, CWAS and IWP one night and then the next Wines of France, Intro to Wine, Cheese and Wine pairing. It is this broad knowledge that makes our instructors and classes so educational and enjoyable. So please join us.