The Wine Academy Ltd


WSET Courses

Course Programme for WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Wines, Spirits and other Alcoholic Beverages


Vinyard in RhoneCourse Code CI27, Commencing Wednesday 21st January 2009 Conference Room, Temple House, Raglan Street, Harrogate

Lectures will be held at in Temple House, Raglan Street, Harrogate. Study materials will be issued on the first morning and students should read the study text after each day of lectures and read ahead prior to the next day of lectures. Please arrive promptly to begin 9.30a.m. we will finish by 4.00p.m. Tasting glasses will be provided. Students need only bring a notebook and pen.


Day 1  Monday 4th May 2009

Session 1
Introduction to Wine Tasting
Storage and Service
Food and Wine Matching


Session 2
Factors Influencing the Style of Wine
Jargon Busting
Common Faults


Session 3
Grape Varieties
Pinot Noir

Regional Focus: Burgundy, Australia, New Zealand, USA, South America and South Africa


Day 1  Monday 11th May 2009

Session 4
Cabernet Sauvignon
Sauvignon Blanc
Carmenere, Malbec, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Muscadet, Torrontes

Regional Focus: Bordeaux, Loire, Bulgaria, California, South America, Australia,  New Zealand, South Africa


Session 5
Syrah, Shiraz, Grenache
Riesling and Pinot Gris
Rhone, Australia, Germany, Alsace

Regional Focus: Rhone, Australia, Germany, Alsace


Session 6


Day 1  Monday 18th May 2009

Session 7
Sparkling Wines
Sweet Wines


Session 8
Fortified wines
Spirits and Liqueurs


Session 9
Revision and Exam Technique



3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

Results will be issued approximately 3-4 weeks after the exam.


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