WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate course, which builds wine knowledge and practical wine tasting skills. Students learn about the major grape varieties, where they’re grown around the world and how to recognise their characteristics through tasting over 40 wine samples. It’s structured and easy to follow and if they pass the exam, participants receive an internationally recognised wine qualification.
For Steve Hovington, owner of the Cambridge Wine Academy, Level 2 provides a fascinating insight into the world of wine. ‘I have been a WSET Certified Educator for more than ten years and have trained over 1,000 students at Levels 1 to 3,’ says Steve. ‘I love teaching all the levels, but if I had to choose one I enjoy teaching above all, it would be Level 2. There’s a cross section of people who enrol. On my last course there was a vineyard owner, a freelance food and wine writer, a young sommelier starting out in a small, award-winning family-run bistro in Norfolk and a Wine Bar Manager beamed in all the way from Jordan.
‘There were others just doing it for love or because they were thinking about wine as a potential career or even just for a welcome escape from home schooling. Whatever the motivation, all were united by a curiosity and interest in wine.’
Testimonials from the recent Cambridge Wine Academy Level 2 course included the following:
‘Like to say a massive thank you for being such an amazing inspiration and teacher for the WSET Level 2 course. I have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and learnt loads. I want to pursue and challenge myself and apply for the Level 3!’ – Alex
‘Just wanted to say thank you so much for the Level 2 course over the past few Saturdays. It was brilliantly run, very engaging, good fun and very informative. I also loved receiving the wine samples every Friday!’ – Fern
We’re running two WSET Level 2 courses in March, so why not visit our Wine Courses page to learn more and book your place?