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Whistler Edition!

An intermediate Wine Course Where You Can Dive deep into Your Wine Journey

Level 2
Wine Course

WSET is Recognized in over 70 countries

Price: $1350

in-person Wine Course in Whistler, Canada

Looking to take the Level 1 basic wine course in Whistler? Click here

Are you looking to take a WSET online wine course??  Click here

WSET Level 2
Wine Course

Intermediate Wine Course

We'll cover 22 grape varieties and 70 European wines. Level 2 has no prerequisite wine courses, but get ready to dive deep because this is more than just a basic wine course!

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 8th, 20234
Full day classes: November 18th + 19th and back for November 25th
From 8-5 pm
Examination Date: Exam at end of day (4-5pm) on Monday, November 25th, 2024

Where: Whistler Chamber of Commerce
201 - 4230 Gateway Drive

Cost: $1350 CAD

Includes tons of wine, your exam and an e-book, you'll have access to for 1 year!

If you would like to purchase my Ultimate Guide to WSET Level 2 in wines, you'll be offered a 45% discount to purchase it at checkout. The Ultimate Guide to WSET Level 2 in Wines offers over 700 questions in multiple choice and drag+drop to help you pass your exam.

** Students are responsible for bringing their own ISO glassware to class. If you need to purchase glassware, you will have the option of adding 6-ISO glasses to your cart at checkout. Then, I'll bring them to the first day of class for you.

No prerequisites !
Graduates receive A WSET certificate and A pin

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Classes are from 8-5

First day of class: Monday, November 18th, 2023

Deadline for registration: September 8th

Exam: September 25th


Classes are on : November 18th, 19th, 25th

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • wine tasting technique with 5 wines, recognizing wine faults
  • food pairing and wine pairing
  • storage and service of wine
  • factors influencing the style of wine
  • grape growing and climate factors that influence the flavour of the wine
  • international labelling laws and terms
  • French wine labelling
  • French International Stars! Sauvignon Blanc
  • Burgundy:  Pinot Noir + Chardonnay and everywhere else they grow
  • Red winemaking options and how they influence the flavour of the wine
  • Wine tasting of 6 wines

Day 2

  • Although it’s originally French, this grape is most famous in Italy! Pinot Grigio/ Pinot Gris
  • How the region, grape variety, winemaking and bottle ageing affect the style and quality of white, sweet and rosé wine.
  • The German Star White: Riesling
  • 2 French and 1 Spanish White: Gewurztraminer, Viognier, and Albariño
  • More French White and an Exotic Hungarian! Chenin Blanc, Sémillon and Furmint
  • Wine tasting of 6 wines
  • The French Reds: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/ Shiraz, Gamay
  • Carmenère, Malbec and Pinotage
  • The Spanish Reds: Grenache/ Garnacha, Tempranillo
  • Oh the Italian Reds! Sangiovese, Montepulciano
  • Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cortese
  • More Italian: Corvina, Garganega, Verdicchio and Fiano and Zinfandel/ Primitivo
  • Wine Tasting of 8 wines

Day 3

  • The sparklers: Champagne, Cava, Asti and Prosecco
  • Wine tasting of 6 wines
  • Review
  • Students are responsible for covering the finishers: the chapters on Sherry and Port on their own.

Curious to discover the precise content you’ll be mastering? Simply hit the ‘Download’ button to access a comprehensive WSET-guide detailing all the relevant terms and concepts awaiting exploration in this intermediate wine course.

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Who is WSET Level 2 Wine Course For

You don’t have to take Level 1 WSET wine course to take your Level 2. However, be prepared to work hard as this wine course covers many regions and wines most people have never heard of before. The Level II wine course is ideal for those who have already taken the Level 1 WSET or for those who already have a wine foundation they want to build upon.

WSET is ideal for anyone working in the wine industry who want to advance in their career!


Pliny the Elder, Rome

In wine there is truth
"In Vino Veritas"

Your WSET Level 2
Wine Course Exam

You’ll have over 2 weeks after your last class to prepare and practiceAnd then…

Exam : from 4:00 – 5 pm on September 25th

  • you have 1 hour to write the exam
  • 50 multiple-choice questions
  • you must get 55% in order to pass the exam
  • 70-84% Pass with Merit    
  • 85% or higher Pass with Distinction      

Exams are sent to London, England for marking and may take anywhere from 4-8 weeks to get your results.

Celebrate your wine mastery with pride as you receive your coveted blue lapel pin, a symbol of triumph and proof of passing your wine exam. You’ll also get a wine tasting certificate signed by our WSET president upon passing!


Kind words from kind humans...

I wouldn’t be a success without hardworking students such as these fine humans…

I have more confidence in my workplace and enjoy drinking wine even more now!
I now feel more confident about wine and able to classify all the information in my mind. I'm pleased with how much I've learned in such a short period
[After taking a WSET with Joanne], I started drinking a lot of wine and I'm able to tell the differences between them to serve my guests better.
I now have more knowledge about grapes, terroir and winemaking processes and I'm confident to explain wine!

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WSET Level 2 Wine Course

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