WSET® 2: What the Course Is Designed to Teach You

Source: WSET®

WSET® 2 Aims:

  • Interpret the labels of the major wines and spirits of the world
  • Give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service
  • Understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation.

WSET® 2 Learning Outcomes:

  • Element 1: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the factors that influence wine style.
  • Element 2: Describe the characteristics of the principal grape varieties used in still wine production and the style and quality of wines produced from these grapes in the key wine producing countries and regions of the world.
  • Element 3: Describe the style and quality of both still wines made from regionally important grape varieties and other regionally important named wines made in the key wine producing countries of the world.
  • Element 4: Outline the methods used in the production of sparkling wines and describe the style of these wines produced in the key wine producing countries of the world.
  • Element 5: Outline the methods used in the production of sweet and fortified wines and describe the style of these wines produced in the key wine producing countries of the world.
  • Element 6: Outline the key principles and methods used in the production of the principal categories of international spirits and describe the styles of the spirits produced.
  • Element 7: Demonstrate an understanding of the process and principles involved in the storage, selection and service of wine.

*Detailed explanation of each of the learning outcomes—Elements 1 through 7—here.

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