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    WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner-to-intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.


    You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.

  • Upcoming courses


    24, 25 February 2024 (Class)
    2 March 2024 (Exam)
    Educators: Matthieu Ventelon & Sandor Hunyadi

    Language: English

    16, 17 March 2024 (Class)

    23 March 2024 (Exam)

    Educators: Benjamin Birot &Echo Zhou

    Language: Chinese

    20, 21 April 2024 (Class)

    27 April 2024 (Exam)

    Educator: Matthieu Ventelon

    Language: English




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    2 days
    (17 hours)

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    43 wines tasted

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    Taught in English or Chinese

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  • Course content


    • The method of wine making


    • Factors that influence the style of wine


    • Main white and red grape varieties and their characteristics


    • The important wine regions of grape growing around the world


    • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines


    • Key labelling terms


    • The principles of food and wine pairing


    • The principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine


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



    What you will taste

    (Depending on stock availability, some changes might occur for the actual course)

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    Sparkling wines

    4 wines

    Champagne Premier Cru, Cava, Prosecco, Asti

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    White wines

    13 wines

    Pinot Grigio, Californian Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer Alsace Grand Cru, Dry Australian Riesling, Dry Australian Semillon, Chablis Premier Cru, Pouilly-Fuissé, South African Chardonnay, Pouilly-Fumé, Malborough Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Soave, Fiano

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    Red wines

    19 wines

    Beaujolais Villages, Barolo, Pommard Premier Cru, New-Zealand Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Merlot, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Haut-Médoc Cru Classé, Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, Northern Rhône Syrah, Barossa Valley Shiraz, Côtes du Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja Reserva, Mendoza Malbec, South African Pinotage, Barbera d'Asti, Valpolicella Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva

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    Sweet wines

    3 wines

    German Spätlese Riesling, Tokaji, Sauternes

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    Rosé wines

    2 wines

    Côtes de Provence, White Zinfandel

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    Fortified wines

    2 wines

    Oloroso Sherry, Tawny Port with an Indication of Age

  • For more information, please download the course specifications :

  • Our WSET center


    Our Shanghai WSET center is located in Minhang District (South of Shanghai).


    Address : 上海市闵行区东兰路238号L3层
    L3 Floor, 238 Donglan Street, Minhang District, Shanghai

    How to get here : Take subway line 12 from West Nanjing Road and stop at Hongmei Road (25 minutes ride). Then walk 10 minutes to reach our center. Multiple bus lines also available.

  • Contact us

    To receive the full class schedule and to register, please leave us a message using the form below:

    China office: Pavillon de Paris Room 239, 215000 Suzhou

    France office: 14, rue des Casernes 31400 Toulouse