The Good Wine Habit

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

About the course

This course is addressed to wine enthusiasts and professionals who have either no or basic knowledge about wines and grape varieties and aim at getting a basic, but well-structured introduction to the world of wines and spirits.

Through an engaging and informative course, students will explore the major grape varieties and important wine regions and denominations that define the world´s key styles of wine. You will learn about wine production and key labeling terms to identify wines and spirits easily and to give basic advice about the proper selection and service of these products.  After the course, you will also describe wine in an easy, but structured way through sight, smell and taste thanks to a systematic approach and you will be able to apply these principles to everyday life and work.  A basic introduction to the main spirits styles is also provided.

No prior knowledge is required. The course will be delivered in English, so a good level of English is beneficial. Students completely new to wine and spirits study may wish to complete the Level 1 Award in Wines first. However, this is not essential.

Note: You will be expected to read the provided text book before attending the classes. The study material will be delivered by courier to students after the enrollment onto the course. This is a classroom delivery course and it requires both attendance and self-study time. Students are expected to dedicate a minimum of 12 hours to study time outside of the classroom. 

After successfully passing the final exam, students will receive a WSET Certificate and a lapel pin.

Course Programme

  1. Factors affecting the style of wine:
    • Environmental factors
    • Viticulture: how grapes are grown
    • Vinification: how wine is made
    • Ageing
  2. Grape Varieties:
    • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
    • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  3. Wine-producing regions:
    • Styles of wine produced and labeling terms
  4. The production of sweet, sparkling and fortified wines
  5. Food and Wine Pairings: 
    • Identification of the main key principles of food and wine pairings
    • Matching wine styles with food depending on the principle interactions and personal preferences
  6. How to Store and Serve Wine:
    • Identification and description of the basic principles for a correct service and storage
  7. Responsible Drinking:
    • Description of the legal, social, health and security issues related to wine consumption
  8. Learn how to describe a wine through the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT):
    • Learn how to describe a wine through a tutored tasting of 47 samples
  9. Spirits and liqueurs:
    • Principle categories
    • Production of the main styles
    • Labeling terms

About the exam

In order to obtain the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits certificate, students must sit a final exam consisting of 50 multiple choice questions to be completed in one hour. To pass, students must answer 55% of the questions correctly.

Course Specification

The Specification contains all the necessary information about the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, the course programme and some suggestions about how to plan your study and get prepared for the final exam and the terms and conditions for the exam. Please, download and read the document carefully.

Cost of the Course

The cost includes all study materials, wine samples, tuition, examination fee and postage charges for the delivery of the study pack (Sweden only).

About the teacher

The course will be delivered by Tommasella Perniciaro, DipWSET, FWS, director of The Good Wine Habit and WSET Certified Educator.

 

BOOKING AND PAYMENT
To book a place in the course and have it confirmed by The Good Wine Habit, students must download and fill the booking form and send it back to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com together with the receipt of the payment. The place in the course will be confirmed only as soon as the payment is received by our bank and the payment receipt sent via email to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com .

Payments will be made via bank transfer to the following bank account:

Beneficiary: Tommasella Perniciaro

Entity: HANDELSBANKEN

Account Number: 505115441

Clearing nummer: 6694

IBAN: SE21 6000 0000 0005 0511 5441

It is also possible to pay via SWISH. Please, contact us for more information at tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com.

In case of wine professionals and companies, you can ask for a proforma invoice before ordering the bank transfer.

Any bank transfer expenses will be covered by the student. International payments must be made in Swedish KR.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  1. Full payment must be made at time of booking - we do not accept provisional bookings and places will only be confirmed once payment is received by our bank, the payment receipt sent by email together with the booking form already filled and accepted to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com. Students will then receive a booking confirmation via email. No booking in advance will be accepted, only following the bank payment order.
  2. Once the payment has been received and the place confirmed by the Good Wine Habit, the study pack will be sent to the student´s address indicated in the booking form. Level 1 course materials are provided to students on the first day of the course. They will not be posted in advance. Levels 2 and 3 course materials will be posted to a student’s home address on confirmation of payment of fees. The pack is bulky and requires a signature. It is essential that a daytime telephone number is provided on your booking form. Please note that your email address will be sent to our distribution center to enable your materials to be tracked by you to ensure delivery. If you do not wish your email to be sent to this secure third party, please contact The Good Wine Habit before booking to arrange another method of receiving materials. It is important for the student to provide a complete and accurate delivery address. Any materials returned to our distribution center, having not been successfully received by the student, will automatically result in an additional cost of return being charged.
  3. The student must provide personal information to receive the study pack and the final WSET certificate and to book a course place. Every change/update in the personal data must be communicated to The Good Wine Habit.
  4. At The Good Wine Habit we strive to create an inclusive environment for all of our students and will make any reasonable attempt to provide support if you have any additional access or educational needs as a result of a disability. Requirements will be evaluated on an individual case basis. Please, contact us on +46 733 468147 or email tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com to discuss your needs together.
  5. Cancellations
    1. Cancellations of confirmed places must be communicated via email to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com. They are accepted up to 15 natural days prior to the start of the course. In this case, the entire cost of the confirmed place will be refunded. If the cancellation is communicated after this period, the student will lose the right to a refund.
    2. At the time of the cancellation, student must send back the study pack previously received which must be in perfect conditions. The postage expenses will be paid by the student. The student will be responsible for any damage to the study pack previously received. In case of damages to the study pack, the student will be required to pay the total price of books purchase.
    3. Once the cancellation is confirmed and the study pack received by The Good Wine Habit, the refund will be paid to student in 14 days.
  6. Transfers:
    1. Transfers of a confirmed booking either to another course or applicant can be made up to 15 natural days before the course start date on payment of a 350 SEK admin fee plus the cost of any additional study materials which may be applicable.
    2. Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year. If a confirmed course booking is cancelled during the 15 natural days prior to the start of the course, or at any time after the start of the course, no refund or transfer of the course fees will be made.
    3. Examination dates are fixed to the course onto which you book. If the student cannot sit the examination on the fixed date of the booked course, he/she must send a transfer request to an alternative date by email to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com at least 15 natural days before the original examination date. If an alternative exam date of another course of the same level has been already fixed by The Good Wine Habit, the student will not incur any administration fee.
    4. If transfer requests are made during the 15 natural days before the examination date or the alternative date for the exam linked to new courses has not been arranged yet, the student will incur the admin fee (750 SEK) and cost of examination paper which will have been ordered via WSET Awards.
    5. The Good Wine Habit reserves the right either to change the date of a course or cancel a course if the minimum required number of students is not reached. Alternative dates will be notified 14 natural days prior to the planned start date of the original course. The enrollment fee that was already paid by the student will be transferred to the new course with no additional charge. In case the new dates were nonviable for the student, the entire course fee will be refunded in full by The Good Wine Habit.
    6. Please note all transfers are subject to availability on alternative course/examination dates.
  7. No student is allowed to sit the examination without having attended the related course, with the only exception of on line students.
  8. On the day of the exam, the student must provide an ID-card or passport with personal photograph. If not, the student will not be allowed to sit the examination.
  9. The student must read the course Specification available on thegoodwinehabit.com under each course section.
  10. Re-sits:
    1. Students who have not passed the examination has the right to re-sit. The request must be sent by email to tperniciaro@thegoodwinehabit.com up to 15 natural days before the new already planned exam date. The student will be required to pay the related exam fee for re-sits, which are:
        • Level 1 Award in Wines: 1000 SEK (VAT included)
        • Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits: 1600 SEK (VAT included)
        • Level 3 Award in Wines: 
          • 2500 SEK (both theory and tasting, VAT included)
          • 1500 SEK (only theory, VAT included)
          • 1000 SEK (only tasting, VAT included)
    2. For Level 3 Award in Wine and Spirits, each failed part of the examination (theory or tasting) can be sit independently.
    3. It is possible to plan an exam on a specific date but at a higher fee. Please, don´t hesitate to get in contact with us for more information.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. The Good Wine Habit has the right to cancel or postpone a course either in case the minimum number of students is not reached or for logistics reasons. In these cases, the new dates will be communicated by email to students.
  2. Students authorise The Good Wine Habit to pass their personal contact data to the Wine & Spirits Education Trust Awards in London in order to either prepare and send the certificates or get in contact. The personal data will not be shared with any other company/entity.
  3. The Good Wine Habit recommends a moderate consumption of alcohol and invite all the students enrolled onto its courses to spit the wines tasted during the tasting sections. The Good Wine Habit will not be responsible for any allergic reaction students might have during or soon after the course. Students who are under medical treatment or suffer from diseases which are incompatible with alcohol consumption, pregnant women and people under the legal age to purchase and consume alcohol in Sweden will not be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverages as part of their course. While this will not be a barrier to successfully completing the qualification for Level 1 and Level 2 Award, it will be a barrier, instead, for Level 3 Award in Wine and Spirits. In this case, they cannot participate in the wine course under any circumstances. The same rules will apply to candidates who choose not to taste alcohol for religious or other reasons. Students must communicate to The Good Wine Habit any medical or physical incompatible circumstance before enrolling onto the courses and before the start of the course.
  4. Students will be the only responsible for any damage/harm caused either to themselves or to third parties because of an inappropriate use of the course material, including glasses and wines.
  5. The Good Wine Habit will not be responsible in any case for the loss or damage to student´s personal belongings either inside nor outside of the classroom.
  6. The Good Wine Habit reserves the right to refuse and cancel the student´s enrolment without any right to refund in case of student´s misbehavior or physical and verbal aggression towards any The Good Wine Habit employees, students and third parties.
  7. At the time of enrolment, students accept that the information provided in the booking form and in the Terms and Conditions is correct and trustful. By sending the booking form, the student accepts the Terms and Conditions described here.
  8. At the time of enrolment, students confirm to have read and agreed with our Privacy Policy available online on www.thegoodwinehabit.com. 
  9. In case of false information, The Good Wine Habit reserves the right to cancel the enrolment.

5.800 SEK

(25% VAT not included)

Gothenburg - L02201902

When: 10th and 11th of May 2019

Time: 8.45-17.15

Exam: 18th May 2019, 10.30-11.45 am

Where: Wine Mechanics, Lilla Waterloogatan n.15 | 415 02 Gothenburg

Last Booking Date: 15th April 2019

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