Level 2: Award in Grape

A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring grapes for those working in the industry or enthusiasts.

For individuals seeking a core understanding of grapes, this qualification explores the major varieties and important regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about beverage styles produced as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Pre-registration for this course is required.

How to taste and describe grapes using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting ®(SAT)

How environmental factors, grape-growing, viniculture and maturation options influence the style and quality of grapes made from eight principal grape varieties:

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio/Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah/Shiraz

The style and quality of grapes:

  • Made from 22 regionally important grape varieties
  • Produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world

How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:

  • Sparkling grape styles
  • Fortified grape styles

Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality.

Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of grapes

Principles of food and wine pairing

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 16 hours of classroom or online delivery time with a WSET course provider. Delivery will vary by course provider; however, this is the minimum requirement that should be met.  Download Course Specification

Included in the course price – 3675  AED:

  • Study materials
  • Level 2: Award in Grape exam
  • Certificate and pin
  • Lunch and coffee break
  • 3 full-day sessions, including a minimum of 40 grape samples
  • 2 x off courier services within the UAE

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

All candidates registered for the course will be kept up to date.

Exams will be only be allowed for students who sit the course with The Tasting Class via either of the options above.

Resits for the exam only will be allowed for students who have studied with The Tasting Class and other external providers. Email confirmation from the external course provider will be required confirming successful completion of the online course to be able to resit the exam with The Tasting Class.

Course Dates

  • July 11, 18 and 25 2020 - Registration closes July 5
  • October 10, 17 and 24 2020 - Registration closes October 9

Location: Ultra Brasserie, Emaar Square Downtown, Building 4

Price: 3675 AED

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