WSET Level 2 Awards in Wines

    Join this five day wine tasting course at the Berry Bros. & Rudd cellar in St James park, London to get to the next level of wine tasting

    Wine tasting course

    Six session course

    Beginners welcome

    Berry Bros and Rudd, SW1A

    What you'll learn

    Join this three day course at the Berry Bros. & Rudd cellar in St James's to complete WSET Level 2 spirit qualification. The most fun and informative way to explore spirits in a historic setting.

    Starting at 9am with tea and coffee, you’ll stop for a delicious picnic lunch at around 1pm. Each day will end around 4pm. A selection of wines will be tasted at each session, offering a broad introduction.

    The course also teaches tasting techniques from which to build tasting experience. The syllabus will be covered in eight sessions and the examination is sat in the ninth session (Monday 11th September at 6.30pm) by way of a 50-question multiple choice paper to be completed within one hour.

    In this class

    Thursday 7th September 2016

    Session 1: Course Introduction, Tasting Technique, Food, Wine Pairing, Social Responsibility

    Session 2: Factors Influencing Style, Quality, Price, The Wine Label

    Session 3: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

    Friday 8th September 2016

    Session 4: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc

    Session 5: Syrah, Grenache, Riesling

    Session 6: Other White Grape Varieties/White Wines, Sparkling Wines

    Saturday 9th September 2016

    Session 7: Other Black Grape Varieties/Red Wines/Sweet Wines

    Session 8: Fortified Wines & Spirits


    The WSET Level 2 Award is devised by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and is the internationally recognised course that is followed by those entering the wine and hospitality trades. It can be comfortably achieved by those with little or no previous wine knowledge.


    The course cost covers WSET examination fees, WSET course materials, WSET accredited tuition, use of Berry Bros. & Rudd equipment and tasting samples. Course materials are sent to you in advance after registration and it is recommended that you read them thoroughly before starting the course.

    The exam will take place on Monday 11th September at 6.30pm.

    Did you know?

    Gin is spirit alcohol that's flavored with juniper berries. It was first made by the Dutch. They named junever, their word for juniper. The French changed it to genievre. In turn, the English changed it first to geneva" and then shortened it to gin.

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    Class location

    Berry Bros and Rudd, Mayfair

    3 St James's Street

    SW1A 1EG


    About your host, Berry Bros. & Rudd

    Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant having first opened its doors in 1698.

    Being a supplier to the Royal family since the reign of George III the company has held two Royal warrants from the reign of Edward VII. Still in its original shop at No. 3 St James’s Street London, the shop has altered little since those times providing an atmospheric experience for customers and curious visitors alike.

    With over three centuries of accumulated knowledge, the close relationships developed with the world’s finest spirit and wine producers and seven Masters of Wine working for the company, Berry Bros. & Rudd provides the ultimate fine wine and spirits experience.

    Whilst embracing its heritage Berry Bros. & Rudd is constantly looking to innovate; being the first wine merchant to create a website in 1994, and temperature controlled wine cellars in the 1960s. Today’s modern state of the art warehouses contain more than 8.5 million bottles of wine.

    With the establishment of the warehouses in Hampshire and in the continuing spirit of innovation Berry Bros. & Rudd has made use of the original cellars underneath No.3 St James’s Street. Recently refurbished to a high standard, Berry Bros. & Rudd now runs friendly, fun and informative courses in these historic spaces. Leveraging off all the acquired expertise of the Masters of Wine and numerous other connoisseurs there is no better place to learn about wine and spirits than in the extraordinary Pickering Cellar.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.