WSET Level 2 Award in Wines -Virtual course in real time

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines virtual course in real time is perfect if you’re a wine enthusiast, or in the hospitality industry. This course gives you a good level of knowledge. You’ll study in a live, interactive, Zoom environment, over eight sessions.  Take the exam online or in a classroom (Liverpool only). Please read the terms and conditions before booking.


This WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Online Zoom course is an interactive way to learn about wine with One Foot in the Grapes.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties
  • Interpret wine labels from the main wine producing regions of the world
  • Give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service
  • Understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation
  • For full details, download the full qualification specification.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines with One Foot in the Grapes via Zoom

As this is a Zoom course in real time, you’ll be able to ask questions and interact with fellow students; and hopefully have fun as you immerse yourself in the world of wine. 
Sessions will be recorded should life occasionally get in the way.

 Here’s some Google reviews from previous students. 

What will happen?

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Online Zoom course takes place over eight learning sessions, of between two and 2.5 hours each.

You’ll receive a study pack in advance of the course. This includes the book Wines: Looking Behind the Label, a work book and the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT).
We recommend you familiarise yourself with the material. 

*Students will need to source their own wine samples

The eight Zoom sessions are: 

1 –
Tasting technique; pairing wine and food
2 –
Factors influencing the production of red wines: Pinot Noir, Zinfandel/Primitivo
3 –
Factors influencing the production of white, sweet and rosé wines: Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Sémillon/Semillon, Furmint
4 – 
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris. Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Albariño
5 –
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz 
6 – 
Gamay, Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carmenère, Malbec, Pinotage
7 – 
Cortese, Garganega, Verdicchio, Fiano, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Corvina, Sangiovese, Montepulciano
8 –
Sparkling wines,  fortified wines 

The next courses:

Eight consecutive Thursday nights, from October 20, 2022-December 8, 2022

How much does it cost?

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines – Online Zoom course with an online exam is £342. It is £320 for a paper exam in an approved WSET venue *Liverpool only*. 
The fee study does not cover wine tasting samples. 

Do you need any qualifications?

There are no entry requirements. 
You don’t need to have the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines to study this course, but you may prefer to have that as additional background learning. The choice is yours.
You must be 18 or over to take part in the wine tasting; but if you are underage that does not stop you taking part in the theory sessions and sitting the examination. Our classes are delivered in English. 

How do you pass?

You would sit an hour’s closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions. To pass, you need to achieve 55% or more.

The WSET team marks the exam papers and One Foot in the Grapes will let you know if you have been successful.  If you pass, you’ll receive a WSET certificate and also a lapel pin.
Ofqual regulate this qualification.

Online exam

There are certain technical requirements (check here) and before choosing an online exam we recommend you contact us and we’ll explain the options. 

Here’s a short video explaining how online exams work.

We will agree the date of the online exam at the time of registration, or during the course, at a time to suit you.  
A paper exam is an option, but only in a Liverpool venue.

Tasting wine

You’ll learn to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT).
To fully enjoy and understand the modules, One Foot in the Grapes advises that you should try at least 20 wines in the online course.
You will buy these for the online course and we offer guidance.
As an option this samples provider has the approval of the WSET.  

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions before booking the course.


By all means contact Jane Clare of One Foot in the Grapes if you have any questions

course dates

Thurs Oct 20 – Thurs Dec 8 online exam, Thurs Oct 20 – Thurs Dec 8 Liverpool paper exam