WSET Level 2 Course

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  • Humble Grape Canary Wharf


  • Classes, Food & Drink and Drinks Tasting
  • Tickets from £525.00
  • Over 18
  • Mon, 6th Sep 2021 - Mon, 25th Oct 2021
  • 18:30 - 20:00

Working with The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the foremost international body in the field of wine certifications, we will virtually provide students the sought-after qualifications to gain their  Level 2 Award in Wines. All-star WSET Educator & Humble Group Wine Buyer, Desiree Russo, will host students in our beautiful wine bar in Canary Wharf for 8 sessions.  

The course will cover:

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

• How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines 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 wines: made from 22 regionally important grape varieties (e.g. Nebbiolo, Malbec and Viognier)produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world

• How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of  Sparkling wines & Fortified wines

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

• Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine

• Principles of food and wine pairing

On successful completion, you will be a more confident wine taster, able to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties. You'll know how to interpret wine labels from the main wine-producing regions of the world, and how to store, serve, taste and pair wines to get the best out of every glass.

Session 1: 6 September 18:30 - 20:00 

Course induction | Tasting technique | Pairing Wine and Food 

(Supplies Students will need for this lesson: salt, lemon, sweet biscuit, soy sauce)

Session 2: 13 September 18:30 - 20:00 

Factors Influencing the Production of Red Wines | Pinot Noir | Zinfandel/Primitivo

 Session 3: 20 September 18:30 - 20:00 

Factors Influencing the Production of White, Sweet and Rosé Wines | Riesling | Chenin Blanc | Sémillon/Semillon | Furmint

 Session 4: 27 September 18:30 - 20:00 

Chardonnay | Sauvignon Blanc | Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris | Gewurztraminer | Viognier | Albariño

 Session 5: 4 October 18:30 - 20:00 

Merlot | Cabernet Sauvignon | Syrah/Shiraz

 Session 6: 11 October 18:30 - 20:00 

Gamay | Grenache/Garnacha | Tempranillo | Carmenère | Malbec | Pinotage

 Session 7: 18 October 18:30 - 20:00 

Cortese | Garganega | Verdicchio | Nebbiolo | Barbera | Corvina | Sangiovese | Montepulciano 

 Session 8: 25 October 18:30 - 20:00 

Sparkling Wines & Fortified Lessons | One Hour Examination

Online  Digital Exam ("RI Exam"**)  | 30 October | 1 PM

About WSET Level 2 Award in Wines: 

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is the perfect wine course for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of grapes and styles, as well as those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (however if you have some wine knowledge & interest, WSET Level 1 is not a prerequisite for this course). You’ll gain enviable 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.

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including:

• 16 hours of guided learning (in the classroom or online)

• 11 hours of personal study and revision

• A one-hour examination

 Any questions about this course (or about the wines) please contact




Ticket Event time Cost
WSET Level 2 WSET Level 2 Course (6/09: 13/09: 20/09, 27/09; 4/10; 11/10; 18/10; 25;10)
WSET Level 2 Online: The Course (24/5; 31/5; 7/6; 14/6; 21/6; 28/6; 5/7) Evenings
18:30 - 20:00 £525.00



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  • Rating: 5

    Visited 4 weeks ago Written by Wines of the Sud-Ouest of France | BATTERSEA customer
    Great fun, super atmosphere, delicious wine and accompanying snacks. But most of all a font of knowledge and learning from Nico in an open and relaxed environment.
  • Rating: 5

    Visited 1 month ago Written by Jenny
    Wonderful evening! Our host Nico was great, and was incredibly knowledgeable on the topic - as usual with Humble Grape, the food was fantastic, and the wine was top notch. I'll be booking onto plenty more of these tastings in the future! 5 star!
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