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    WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - Online

    Monday, May 10, 2021Pacific Daylight Time

    Linfield University - Malthus Hall
    1136 SW Baker St
    McMinnville, OR 97128
    United States

    Course: May 10 - June 13WSET Logo

    Number of weeks: 5
    Number of modules: 6
    Total course hours: 30
    Study pack needed? Yes
    Virtual tasting sessions? 2

    This WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course explores global regions and wine styles for consumers and industry professionals.

    The online course focuses on the characteristics of many grape varieties of the world; the styles of wine they produce; and how to use label information to understand a wine’s quality and style. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

    For more information, review the WSET Specification.

    This course is offered through the Canvas online learning platform and will be based around a 5-week, 6-module format with educator support available for this time.

    After registration, the Level 2 study pack will be mailed from Linfield University APP.

    Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course structure allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars. The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a London-based WSET educator. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognize the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions.

    The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course in addition to Linfield APP staff should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand the differences between grape varieties and types and styles of wine. Scheduling a 2-hour minimum review of private study before taking the Level 2 exam is recommended.

    The following modules include:
    Module 1: Introduction to Wine Tasting, Pairing, Storage & Service
    Module 2: Factors Affecting Wine Style & Quality
    Module 3: Still Red Wine
    Module 4: Still White Wine
    Module 5: Other Styles of Wine
    Module 6: Revision & Feedback Questionnaire

    Students should be advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A Level 2 tasting pack for at-home study is available with an exclusive WSET student discount from Valley Wine Merchants in Newberg with curbside pick-up or shipping from the shop. Contact Andrew Turner at or call 503-538-5388 to order.

    Any additional wines can be found in the WSET course specification – please consult your local bottle shop or preferred distributor for availability. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.

    The WSET Educator is offering two virtual tasting sessions for tasting review and SAT demonstration over the duration of the online course on May 20 and June 3. Times will be given after registration.

    Online Level 2 Award in Wines exam via Remote Invigilation June 13 at 5:30 p.m. Please review the instructions for the online exam before proceeding to payment.

    Linfield in-person exam date: June 16 at 6:30 p.m.

    Please be prepared to present a government-issued ID on the day of the exam. Note that an exam date is contingent on COVID-19 restrictions and Linfield University APP reserves the right to reschedule the Level 2 exam if needed.

    Location: Linfield University Malthus Hall #2, Wine Studies Classroom, 1136 SW Baker St McMinnville, OR 97128. Free parking is available.

    L2 Award in Wines online course price (includes tuition, exam & S/H costs): $480.00

    Cancellations and Refunds Policy

    Refund Policy

    No refunds will be given after the class date has commenced. No refunds will be given after the specification examination is ordered. Note: If a WSET candidate is absent from an examination, all applicable fees encompassing an examination re-sit including (but not limited to) exam re-ordering, shipping costs, and other penalty fees will be charged to the student.

    Cancellation Policy

    In the case of an extreme emergency, a student may appeal to the Linfield Center for Wine Education Main Contact via email ( if they must cancel their registration and postpone the online course and examination to a later date. Cancellation appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.