WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Online

A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts.



  • Individuals looking for a core understanding in worldwide wine and spirits.

  • Appropriate for individuals in hospitality, retail and wholesale industries.

  • Valuable to any individual interested in learning about wine and spirits.


  • No previous study requirements, no wine knowledge is assumed. WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is NOT a prerequisite to taking WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits.

  • At least 21 years of age.

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Learn about wines through our 5-week WSET Level 2 Online study program that is flexible to work around your busy schedule. The WSET Level 2 Online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course, but through a supported and interactive online classroom which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator. This is a five week, instructor let online course with fixed start and end dates.

The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.

You'll learn:

  • How wine is made

  • The factors that influence wine style

  • Characteristics of key white and black grape varieties

  • Important wine producing regions of the world where these grapes are grown

  • Production methods of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines

  • Label terminology

  • Food and wine pairing principles

  • Principle categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made

  • How to taste wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)

Each week consists of a series of online activities, often based on group discussion, with an online tutor allocated to guide you in your studies. A timed feedback test is provided at the end of each week for you to practice for the exam and assess your understanding of that week’s topics. Group tasting activities are also provided to familiarize you with the Systematic Approach to Tasting at the beginner level.

Online Class includes:

  • 5 week guided study (1-year course access)

  • WSET Level 2 Wines and Spirits Study Kit

  • WSET Level 2 Wines and Spirits exam - 50 multiple choice questions. Exams must be scheduled and taken in person at our Providence, RI location.

You'll achieve:

  • Successful candidates receive the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits certificate and lapel pin.

System Requirements:

You will need access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible with Javascript and cookies enabled. Adobe Reader XI or equivalent. Adobe Flash Player 11. Internet access (broadband recommended).

For more information and full details on the course, please download the Specification below.

           Specification                                                Level 2 Wines SAT


When, Where and How?

Current Course Schedule:

WSET Level 2 Wines & Spirits Online Course - Starts 5/11/19 >

Starts: 5/11/19
Schedule: May 11-June 14, 2019
Duration: 5 weeks online guided study
Exam: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:30-7:30pm
Last Day to Enroll: 4/26/19
Availability: Open

WSET Level 2 Wines & Spirits Online Course - Starts 6/8/19 >

Starts: 6/8/19
Schedule: June 8-July 12, 2019
Duration: 5 weeks online guided study
Exam: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00-11:00am
Last Day to Enroll: 5/24/19
Availability: Open

WSET Level 2 Wines & Spirits Online Course - Starts 7/6/19 >

Starts: 7/6/19
Schedule: July 6-August 9, 2019
Duration: 5 weeks online guided study
Exam: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 3:00-4:00pm
Last Day to Enroll: 6/21/19
Availability: Open


60 Valley Street, Suite #105 - Providence, RI 02909 (Free parking available in the adjacent parking lot)

Tuition:  $550

Tuition includes all registration fees, study kit, guided online instruction and exam. Select "Enroll Now" to pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.  Please contact Spirited Grape at 401-632-0149 for alternative payment methods or group rates.

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