WSET L2 Award in Grape | Event in Dubai | Townscript
WSET L2 Award in Grape | Event in Dubai | Townscript

WSET L2 Award in Grape

Jan 16 - 30 | 10:00 AM (GST)

Event Information

A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring grapes for those working in the industry or enthusiasts.

For individuals seeking a core understanding of grapes, this qualification explores the major varieties and important regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about beverage styles produced as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Pre-registration for this course is required.

What you'll learn

How to taste and describe grapes using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting ®(SAT)

How environmental factors, grape-growing, viniculture and maturation options influence the style and quality of grapes made from eight principal grape varieties:

  • Chardonnay 
  • Pinot Grigio/Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah/Shiraz

The style and quality of grapes:

Made from 22 regionally important grape varieties

Produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world

How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:

  • Sparkling grape styles
  • Fortified grape styles

Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality.

Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of grapes

Principles of food and wine pairing

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 16 hours of classroom or online delivery time. Download Course Specification

Included in the course price – 3675 AED:

Study materials

Level 2: Award in Grape exam

Certificate and pin

Lunch and coffee break

6 - 3 hour sessions, including a minimum of 40 grape samples

2 x off courier services within the UAE

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

All candidates registered for the course will be kept up to date.

Exams will be only be allowed for students who sit the course with The Tasting Class via either of the options above.

Resits for the exam only will be allowed for students who have studied with The Tasting Class and other external providers. Email confirmation from the external course provider will be required confirming successful completion of the online course to be able to resit the exam with The Tasting Class.

Course Dates

16th, 23rd and 30th January Registration closes 5th January 

Location: Radisson Blu Media City

Price: 3675 AED


Radisson Blu Media City
Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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