WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits – offered by our education partners Tindal Wine Merchants

A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts.

For individuals seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What you’ll learn

  • How wine is made
  • What factors influence wine style
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing principles
  • The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Course Information

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below.


A one hour multiple choice question paper with 50 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 55%. Exam is held on the final day of the course.

Course cost – €450.00

Inclusive of wines, study pack, 6xISO glasses and the final exam.

Winter dates 2017 – courses are held at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2

Tuesdays (3) – 17th, 24th and 31st January 2017

10.30am to 5.00pm

To book or enquire about this course please contact the office on 01 866 5680 or

Please Register your interest at least *two weeks before the course starts.

Booking Conditions

In the event of a place not being available you will be contacted by phone and your payment refunded. 2. Cancellations made 14 days or before the commencement of a course will incur and administration charge of €50.00. 3. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the course will incur a cancellation fee of 50%. 4. No refunds can be given after the commencement of a course. 5. Fees will be refunded in full if Tindal Wine Merchants cancels or changes the date of the course. 6. Please make all cheques payable to “Tindal Wine Merchants Ltd”. 7. Examinations must take place on the scheduled date. 8. Once booking is confirmed any transfer to another course or to another applicant will only be accepted on payment of an administration fee of €30.00.9. We reserve the right to cancel a course due to insufficient numbers. 10. Courses are only open to persons aged 18 and over.