WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits


The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is intended for those who have some or little previous knowledge of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available.




The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is suitable wherever a sound but basic level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example, in customer service or sales functions of the hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries.

DATE: Tuesday 5th February 2019 (Eight classes plus exam. Classes: 6.30pm – 8.30pm)

EXAMINATION: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

FEE: €395.00

The course book will be available one month in advance on payment of deposit of €100.00. The course balance is to be paid at start of course. For further details contact Margaret on 01 679 4409 or e mail

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? A trade qualification for wine and spirit employees that will give students an excellent all-round product knowledge. The course is also suitable for the interested consumer.

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT? The qualification focuses on the key grape varieties and regions of the world. Wine tasting is normally part of every class.

• 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 / Fortified wines
• Spirits and liqueurs
• Label terminology
• Food and wine matching
• How to taste wine, using the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

To achieve Level 2 qualification students must pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions.

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