WSET Level2 Award in Wines Online Course

About the Course

The course covers the major grape varieties, regions of the world, food and wine pairing, sparkling wines, fortified wines and the major spirits over a period of five weeks.

What level of knowledge will I need to start this course?

You will not need any formal qualification just an enthusiasm for the subject and willingness to learn. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to be introduced to wine or sprits in an informative and structured manner and is suitable for both the enthusiast and those entering or already working in wine and hospitality business requiring good level of product knowledge.

How does it work?

The course is based around a 5-week, 6-module online programme with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.

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

The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognise the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions.

All our online qualification courses are designed to be interactive making learning more accessible and engaging. The course utilises social media to allow students to study alongside their peers under the guidance of a WSET tutor.

Students will be asked to taste and write notes on eight general styles of wines which your tutor will then help you to structure using the systematic approach to tasting.

Where do I get the wines?

The course has a tasting activity each week where you will be required to post your notes. The type of wine that you will need to fetch are specified in the same activity.
You can buy the wine by yourself or get one of our sets, which include the wines that you need to use for the course activities, selected by our certified WSET educators. More information below.

Exam

This course is assessed with a 1 hour written paper consisting of 50 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 55% and is the last session of each course.

Please note: the exam is NOT online.

認定試験はオンラインではなく、キャプラン ワインアカデミーの試験会場にてご受験いただきます。

Exam Date:

【Tokyo】
March 27 MON 2023
April 1 SAT 2023
April 2 SUN 2023

【Nagoya】
March 29 WED 2023

【Osaka】
April 8 SAT 2023

Course fee only

57,600yen (63,360yen tax included)

Course fee + Wine Set (12 bottles*)/Optional

*8 Still wines (Module 1 to 4) + 2 Sparkling wine & 2 Fortified wine (Module 5)

99,000 yen (90,000 before tax)

The Wine Set is made of 12 bottles. It includes the following wines:

  • One light white wine and one aromatic white wine (Module 1)

  • One oaked white wine and one unoaked white wine from the same grape variety (Module 2)

  • One red wine with high tannins and high acidity (375ml bottle) and one red wine with low tannins (375ml bottle) (Module 3)

  • One dry Australian Riesling and one off-dry to medium German Riesling (Module 4)

  • One sparkling wine produced by the traditional method (375ml bottle) and one sparkling wine produced by the tank method (Module 5)

  • One Sherry (Fino or Oloroso) and one Port (LBV or Tawny Port) (Module 5)

The wines in the set have a total market value of approximately 34,100 yen (after tax)

※ Please notice that you will still be required to fetch 2 additional wines:
 ● Light-bodied red wine and sweet wine as part of module 1

The course fee includes the textbook fee and the examination fee, plus the certificate and the badge once the exam is passed

The shipping for the wines is FREE.

Students attending for the first time a course at Caplan Wine Academy need to pay 5,500 yen for registration, tax included.

Please note that we cannot refund the fee once you pay.

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コース開始日

2022年 10月コース(O2WI2307APP):2022年10月31日(月)
2022年 11月コース(O2WI2309APP):2022年11月28日(月)
2022年 12月コース(O2WI2311APP):2022年12月26日(月)
2023年 1月コース (O2WI2313APP):2023年1月23日(月)

Course Structure

Module 1

- Wine and the consumer -

Recall how to use the WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® and Level 2 Wine-Lexicon to assess and evaluate the quality of a wine.

Understand the key principals and processes involved in the storage and service of wine, and in the pairing of food and wine.

Module 2

- Factors affecting quality and style -

Understand the environmental influences and grape-growing options in the vineyard and how these will impact the style and quality of wine.

Understand how winemaking and bottle ageing influence the style and quality of wine.

Module 3

- Still white wine varieties -

Understand how environmental influences, grape-growing options, winemaking and bottle ageing influence the style and quality of wines made from the principal white grape varieties.

Know the style and quality of wines produced from regionally important white grape varieties.

Module 4

- Still red wine varieties -

Understand how environmental influences, grape-growing options, winemaking and bottle ageing influence the style and quality of wines made from the principal red grape varieties.

Know the style and quality of wines produced from regionally important red grape varieties.

Module 5

- Sparkling and fortified wines -

Understand how the production process can influence the styles of sparkling and fortified wines.

Module 6

- Revision and feedback questionnaire -

There is a mock multiple choice test to complete.

Application

Course Code:
O2WI2307APP

Start Date : Mon October 31st 2022
Finish Date : Sun December 4th 2022

Applications are now closed.

Wine Set : Not available at this moment. Please wait.

Course Code:
O2WI2309APP

Start Date : Mon November 28th 2022
Finish Date : Sun January 12t 2023

Applications are now closed.

Wine Set : Not available at this moment. Please wait.

Course Code:
O2WI2311APP

Start Date : Mon December 26th 2022
Finish Date : Sun January 29th 2023

Wine Set : Not available at this moment. Please wait.

Course Code:
O2WI2313AP

Start Date : Mon January 23rd 2023
Finish Date : Sun February 26th 2023

Wine Set : Not available at this moment. Please wait.

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