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WSET Level 2 Course in Wines and Spirits

WSET Level 2 is perfect for those that work in the beverage industry or for consumers that want to learn more about wine and spirits. The aim of this intermediate wine course is to give you a greater depth and knowledge of the wine and spirits you sell and consume. WSET level 2 is a good progression for those that already know the basics of wine or have successfully completed their WSET level 1.

Course requirements: This is an intensive weekend course so we recommend that students complete the level 1 before progressing to the level 2.

Course overview

  •  The WSET course will be delivered by the Vineyard’s own WSET certified tutor, James Hocking
  • You will have the opportunity to taste up to 44 wines and 4 spirits during the duration of the course
  • Examination - 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 1 hour
  • A mark of 55% required to pass
  • All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin

What you will learn

  • Wine tasting using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tastin
  • Advanced food and wine matching
  • How to store and serve wine
  • Social Responsibility – a guide to sensible drinking
  • Learn how to decode and understand labels
  • Learn the factors that influence the style, quality and price of wine
  • Learn about the key wine-producing regions of the world Regions of the world including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

Additional study

In addition to the teaching and study material we provide we recommend an additional 12 hours of private study prior to the commencement of the course.

Book your place on our next WSET level 2 course

Please contact our events team on 01635 528770 or email 

Bookings should be made at least 30 days in advanced to reserve your place


WSET LEVEL 2 Weekend Course Dates

Course Dates

16-18th October

Course duration: 3 day course run on a weekend from Sunday evening to Tuesday evening.   

9.30am to 5.30pm

Residential Price per person £1,050

  • Two nights in a Luxury Double room with breakfast
  • Four course dinner and matching wines in our restaurant on Friday and Saturday
  • Finger buffet lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Wine tasting kit, study pack, textbook, moleskin journal, tasting card  
  • Examination fees and certificates

If you would prefer not to stay overnight the price person is £765.

*Payment is to be made in full at the time of booking the course. This is non-refundable and non-transferrable. The Vineyard reserves the right to cancel the course should there be less than six people booked on the course at any one time. For registration purposes, and to allow study material to be delivered, you are advised to book to attend a WSET course at least 20 working in advance of the start date of the course.

**Subject to availability. Based on two people sharing a Luxury Double room. Single supplements apply.