WSET Level 2 - Intensive course - Château de Pommard - Château De Pommard

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WSET Level 2 Intensive

A Beginner - Intermediate Level Qualification

590-620€

Intensive Wine Course

Do you struggle to find the time to take your WSET course in wine and develop your wine knowledge? We offer an intensive version of the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines that can be completed over a weekend. You will discover the main wine regions around the world and their grape varieties. After this program, you will have a strong knowledge base to start a career in the wine industry. You will taste 50 wines from some of the most renowned organic and biodynamic vineyards around the world, including 4 wines from Château de Pommard.

This course can be financed by votre compte formation (CPF).

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WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is designed for those who already have some basic knowledge of wine and wish to acquire a solid foundation in wine tasting and reinforce their understanding of wine styles around the world. It is suitable for wine lovers and those who wish to start a career in wine.

What will I learn?

  • How wine is made

  • What factors influence wine style

  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics

  • The important wine-producing regions where these grapes are grown

  • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines

  • Label terminology

  • Food and wine pairing principles

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

  • How we produce wine using biodynamic farming at Château de Pommard

  • At the end of your training, you will be able to recognize the different styles of wine produced from these grape varieties, read labels and understand the principles of food and wine pairings.

For more information, please download the WSET Specifications as well as our program.

How do WSET Level 2 Intensive classes work?

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines consists of 30 hours of study, including 18 hours of training by one of our WSET-certified educators. The program takes place over 2 consecutive days, with classes from 9 am to 7 pm with lunch breaks, study time and exam included.

During the course, you will cover all the themes and objectives set by the WSET® for this certification. With 9 hours of training given by a WSET-certified educator each day, the class will use presentations, discussions and tastings to tackle the key points presented in the teaching material. You will receive a textbook and study guide prior to the training and should study these materials before the session. During the course, you will taste 50 wines from the main wine-producing regions of France, Europe and the New World.

Sessions are limited to 14 students. (A packed lunch is included in Pommard for both days.)

The teaching tools and methods

Once your registration for a session is validated, you'll receive your course material, containing a textbook, study guide, self-assessment exercises, and summary sheet of the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®. During your course, you will be led by a WSET-certified educator using interactive and engaging teaching methods. The program includes presentations, discussions and visual aids, as well as guided tastings and self-assessment exercises.

Evaluation And Certification

A one-hour final exam will take place on the last day from 6 pm to 7pm. To obtain your certification, you will have to correctly answer 55% of the 50 multiple-choice questions. You will receive your result by email about 8 weeks after your exam date. Your certificate and pin will then be mailed to you. The success rate of our students in this exam is 97%. You can retake the exam if you do not pass for a fee of 80 euros.

What are the course entry requirements?

This course is intended for anyone over 18 years old. Nonetheless, it is recommended that students have some prior wine knowledge (You can review sample questions for the WSET Level 2 exam in the Specifications). Sessions are offered both in Pommard and Paris, in French and in English. Registrations close 17 days prior to the start date of the session or when maximum capacity is reached.

How to prepare for your WSET Level 2 Award in Wines?

Preparation for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines requires at least 12 hours of advance study. You need to read the textbook and go through the practice questions in the Study Guide prior to the start of the training. It is important to keep in mind the delivery time of your teaching material (sent within 3 business days after registration) and the required study time when registering for a session.

To see all classes offered in Pommard and Paris, please download our calendar.

NEXT SESSIONS IN

Paris

July 10-11, 2021
9am - 7pm
August 14-15, 2021
9am - 7pm
September 18-19, 2021
9am - 7pm
October 9-10, 2021
9am - 7pm
November 13-14, 2021
9am - 7pm
December 11-12, 2021
9am - 7pm

NEXT SESSIONS IN

Pommard

August 7-8, 2021
9am - 7pm
September 4-5, 2021
9am - 7pm
September 25-26, 2021
9am - 7pm
October 16-17, 2021
9am - 7pm
November 13-14, 2021
9am - 7pm
December 4-5, 2021
9am - 7pm

How can I get my WSET program financed?

École V is registered at the specific repertory of trainings in France. If you live in France, you can finance your course with your CPF or by Pôle Emploi, depending on your professional status. To get more information, contact us by email at education@vivant.eco or by phone at +33 (0)3 80 22 07 99. To get a quote, please email us the following information: first name, last name, date and time of session, birth date, postal address and phone number. For job seekers, include your Pôle Emploi ID and the department number of the Pôle Emploi you are registered with.

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At École V we are committed to equal opportunities and aim to create a space for learning and discovery for everyone. Our programs are accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or require special accommodations, please contact us at +33 (0)3 80 22 07 99 or education@vivant.eco. We will work with you to find a solution.

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