Cotswold Wine School

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Michelle Goodman
Cotswold Wine School
Princes Lodge
Prince Crescent
GL19 3RF

Tel: 01452840310

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Wine Masterclass Course


Dates: 23/09/2023, 30/09/2023, 07/10/2023

Venue: Star Lodge - The Workplace

The WSET Level 2 Wine award course is suitable for anybody who has a serious interest in wine, and wishes to broaden their knowledge in a structured way. Students will receive a course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world - illustrated with detailed maps & label explanations), and a laminated tasting card.

The course is also appropriate for those not employed in the drinks industry but who have a serious interest in wine, and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way. This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification. This qualification provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to Level 3.


Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
Food and Wine Matching: A guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wines
Labelling: Learn how to decode and understand labels
Factors influencing the Style of Wine: Study the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine in the vineyard and winery
Grape Varieties: Learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international and regionally important grape varieties
Key White grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
Other white varieties: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscadet, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon
Key Black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
Other red varieties: Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Zinfandel
Key Wine-Producing regions of the World: Learn about the main styles of wines from the key wine-producing regions. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
Number of Wines Tasted: Around 30 wines will be tasted as part of the course

Duration of course: 16 hours (3 full days ) plus 1 hour examination
Recommended Private Study: 16 hours additional private study is recommended for this course. It is strongly recommended that the majority of the private study is done in preparation for the course.
Modes of Study: Day Release - 3 days (one day per week spread over 3 weeks).
Examination : 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 1 hour. A mark of 55% required to pass.
Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.
Our Level 2 courses are held across 3 consecutive weeks on Saturdays, from 10.00am to 5.00pm with the exam taking place at the end of the final day of the course.


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Cotswold Wine School

Wine Education – Wine Tasting, Classes & Courses based in Cheltenham and the surrounding Cotswolds.

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