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WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines 

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course is rigorous and rewarding. Over several class sessions you will journey around the world, both learning wine theory and tasting accompanied by over 40 wine samples from multiple countries and wine regions.
This course is recommended for those who are just starting in wine or wine tasting, and no prior knowledge is required before taking this certification class. During this course, you will attend several sessions of lectures and tastings, with opportunities to discuss core ideas with an instructor. You will cover topics including vineyard and winemaking choices, principal grape varieties and their characters, regional styles of wine, and tasting using the Systematic Approach to Tasting®. 
Price: $785 plus tax
Exam re-sit fee: $75
Format: In-person
Included: 3-part study pack, over 40 wine samples, pin, and certificate upon receiving a passing score.
Note: WSET 1 is not a required prerequisite for WSET 2. 

Upcoming course dates:

May 9th - June 13th

Class Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm (CT) (4 hours per class date)

Class Dates:

- Tuesday, May 9, 2023
- Tuesday, May 16, 2023
- Tuesday, May 23, 2023
- Tuesday, June 6, 2023


Exam Date: June 13, 2023
Exam Times (select one option only):
  • 9am - 10:30am
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm


Lunch included: No
Location: WC Wine School at Miracle Mile
Address: 235 Miracle Mile Unit J3, Stonewall, TX 78671
Capacity: 30 (Almost Full)


Class Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm (CT) (4 hours per class date)

Class Dates:

- Sunday, June 25, 2023

- Sunday, July 2, 2023

- Sunday, July 9, 2023

- Sunday, July 23, 2023

Exam Date: July 30, 2023
Exam Times (select one option only):
  • 9am - 10:30am
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: WC Wine School at Miracle Mile
Address: 235 Miracle Mile Unit J3, Stonewall, TX 78671
Capacity: 30
November course dates coming soon.


Please refer to the Specification for full details on the rigor and requirements of this course.
Guided learning time: 17 hours total (including a 60-minute exam)
Total qualification time: 28 hours (including 11 recommended hours of private study, 16 guided hours, and a 1-hour exam)
Exam details: 50 questions, multiple choice, closed book, paper exam, 55% required to pass - 70% to pass with merit - 85% to pass with distinction.
Accommodation requests may be made upon request to education@williamchriswines.com and may require advanced notice of up to 6 weeks. 

To sign up for WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines click here.


Policies & Procedures


  • Cancellation & Refunds Policy, and Course Transfers

    Course Transfers

    Course transfers can be made up to 15 days before the course start date on payment of a $100 administrative fee plus the cost of any additional study materials, which may be required upon course transfer. Course transfers cannot be carried forward to a subsequent academic year. Any requests for transfers must be sent in writing via email kelseykr@williamchriswines.com and education@williamchriswines.com

    Examination dates are connected to the course onto which you book, and any transfer to an alternative date will incur an administration fee of $100. All examination transfer requests must be made at least 15 days prior to the original examination date. Any requests for examination transfers must be sent via email to: kelseykr@williamchriswines.com and education@williamchriswines.com.


    Student Cancellations

    Students who cancel within 15 days of registration, and at least 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a full refund of payment minus a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations after this time will forfeit all payments made. Any requests for cancellation must be sent via email to: kelseykr@williamchriswines.com and education@williamchriswines.com


    Cancellations by the APP

    The APP reserves the right to cancel any class session or exam and will strive to do so within 48 hours of the beginning of the class session or exam whenever possible. Upon cancellation, the APP will immediately notify affected candidates. If any candidate is not able to attend the session once it is rescheduled, the student will be considered for a full refund if a suitable alternative is not able to be found.

  • Privacy and Data Protection Policy

    In order to ensure candidate privacy and data collection safety, William Chris Wine Co. follows the following procedures: 


    - All students have access to Data Collection policies,

    - All candidate data that is collected will be stored in an electronic database accessed by a secure password,

    - Any paper documents with confidential information including exams, candidate numbers, course records, etc. will be held in a locked cabinet which is accessible only by authorized staff in the Human Resources department,

    - All data collected by William Chris Wine Co. is not sold or shared with third parties for marketing purposes. 


    Please direct all questions about William Chris Wine Co.’s Data Protection Policy to education@williamchriswines.com.
  • Reasonable Adjustments Policy

    Reasonable adjustments stand for any action(s) that help to reduce the effect of a disability or difficulty that places the candidate at a substantial disadvantage in the assessment situation. All requests for reasonable adjustments must be approved by WSET prior to an assessment in order to facilitate fair candidate access to the assessment.


    The following are examples of reasonable adjustments as defined by WSET:

    - Changing standard assessment arrangements, for example allowing candidates extra time to complete the assessment activity;

    - Adapting assessment materials, such as providing materials in large text format;

    - Providing access facilitators during the assessment, such as a sign language interpreter or reader;

    - Re-organizing the assessment room, such as the removal of visual stimuli for an autistic candidate.


    Adjustments are put into place to allow fair access to the exam and no adjustments will be given unless they are approved by WSET prior to the assessment in question. To receive approval for a reasonable adjustment request, they must follow the process set forth here. Every candidate will be given the opportunity to make this school aware of their potential need for a reasonable adjustment on the Booking Request Form. Should issues with the examination be anticipated due to the student’s stated special need(s) or request(s), the candidate will be contacted by an administrator or educator within the APP to discuss further. During this discussion, the candidate may make an official request for a reasonable adjustment, and the APP will complete a Reasonable Adjustment Application Form for submission to WSET, as long as it is at least 5 weeks prior to the examination in question. During the completion of a Reasonable Adjustment Application Form, evidence supporting the request for a reasonable adjustment may be requested of the candidate. Upon receipt of the student's request and requested supporting evidence, the school administrator or educator will submit the Reasonable Adjustment Application Form to WSET, the school’s Examinations Officer, and the school’s Exams Manager. All requests for adjustments must be approved by WSET and the school to maintain a fair exam environment for all.


    This APP will maintain a private record of all reasonable adjustment applications. All data collected in communication about reasonable adjustments or form submission for reasonable adjustments will be protected by the standards set in the William Chris Wine Co. WSET Data Protection Policy. Any questions or clarification about the Data Protection Policy should be submitted to education@williamchriswines.com prior to submitting a Reasonable Adjustments Application Form.