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 labeling terminology. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What you’ll learn

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

Course delivery

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.

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Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual

Course Dates

  • 3 Consecutive Fridays - 4, 11, 18 April 2020 - 10AM to 6PM - Registration Closes 16 March
  • 3 Consecutive Saturdays – 13, 20, 27 June 2020 – 10AM to 6PM

Location: Nest, Tryp by Wyndham

Price: 3675 AED

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