Wine & SSpirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wine
If you wish to receive information on this class or any other information from NEWA, please email [email protected]
WSET's Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts

This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence

You do not need to take Level 1 Award in Wine to take the Level 2. Anyone with an interest in wine can begin at Level 2 and enjoy a full wine education experience

What you'll learn
How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
How environmental factors, grape-growing, wine-making and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:
The style and quality of wines:
How grape varieties and wine-making processes influence key styles of:
Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine

Principles of food and wine pairing

You will be guided through the tasting of more than 40 wines as part of this qualification study

New England Wine Academy also provides access to additional study material to ensure you have a full and rewarding study experience

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time - and is generally broken down in the following:
In-person Classes
A one-hour closed-book examination comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions

On successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. This qualification is Ofqual regulated

Please note
Thomas Hooker Brewery is the location of the classes/exams, but classes are hosted by New England Wine Academy, which is a WSET Approved Program Provider and is solely responsible for all questions and bookings

For inquiries, please contact - [email protected]

Traditional / In-person Class DeliveryThe minimum attendance to run a session is 8 students. If this minimum is not met - New England Wine Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone the session and refund all tuition payments

"In-person" or "Traditional" is defined as classes that are held in the classroom and under a traditional classroom setting

Hybrid Class DeliveryThese courses will have a specific start and end dates, with set times for the delivery of class sessions. Generally speaking, there are no limits to student attendance, but New England Wine Academy does reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course if at least a minimum attendance is not met

"Hybrid" is defined as classes that are held over a virtual meeting platform, such as Zoom, by a designated instructor

Online Class Delivery "Online" is defined as classes that are administered via remote learning platforms, and are generally held with no set class times or live instructor. WSET Online classes are conducted using the Canvas platform, and there is no minimum student level. Students book through New England Wine Academy, follow the online sessions at their own pace, and take their exam with New England Wine Academy on the assigned dates. There is a WSET approved instructor assigned to each session, and this instructor will give feedback on quizzes, tasting notes, etc

The material for online classes is exactly the same as for in-person classes, but the administration of that material is delivered via an online platform and is available to students for a year after the class start date. You can study at your own pace over the course period, with no set dates/times for classwork, but rather a combination of weekly assignments and feedback from instructors to compliment the coursework

WSET is now offering level 1 and level 2 exams with the option to take exams online, rather than in-person. When you check out for a class enrollment, you will be asked to make a selection as to the exam setting you wish to pursue. There is a small additional charge for the remote invigilation process as there is an additional third-party system used for control and validation purposes

Please follow this link to review the Candidate Remote Invigilation document prior to making a final decision

Although it is highly recommended that candidates take their exams on the assigned course date, from time to time life happens. Candidates do have up to 1 year from the course date to complete their exams - either in-person or remotely

Please click here to view the complete WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Course Specification
Please note, cancelling or rescheduling an exam less than 7 days prior to the exam date, will result in rescheduling fee. We work with our students to ensure they are aware of all dates, but please mark your calendars with all relevant dates/times. Let us know as early as possible if you are unable to make and exam for any reason

If you book a class past the registration deadline, you will be placed in the next available class

Wine 2 Online Course dates are outlined below

Please pay attention to course enrollment deadlines,
which are highlighted in red as well as exam dates and times

Aug 8, 2022 > Sep 11, 2022 Deadline to enroll is Jul 30
In-Person Exam - Oct 1, 2022 - 10:15am
Online Exam - Oct 1, 2022 - 10:30am
Aug 22, 2022 > Sep 25, 2022 Deadline to enroll is Aug 13
In-Person Exam - Oct 1, 2022 - 10:15am
Online Exam - Oct 1, 2022 - 10:30am
Sep 5, 2022 > Oct 9, 2022 Deadline to enroll is Aug 27
In-Person- Nov 5, 2022 - 10:15am
Online Exam - Nov 5, 2022 - 10:30am
Sep 19, 2022 > Oct 23, 2022 Deadline to enroll is Sep 10
In-Person Exam - Nov 5, 2022 - 10:15am
Online Exam - Nov 5, 2022 - 10:30am