I heard so many great things from my partner about WSET who took Levels 2 and 3 and decided I wanted to get a more formal education myself. My goal for WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is to build a strong foundation in what is typical for the most common varietals. I’m also taking this course to be more knowledgable when reading labels of wines I have not tried.
I’m taking this course out of self-interest. A huge advantage for this course is the structured tastings led by very knowledgable instructors, which helps students hone their tasting skills beyond what they could achieve through self-study. Wine and food is such a big part of time spent with family and friends and I hope to only improve on that experience by learning more.
Reading the sections ahead of time makes the lesson and tasting much more useful so you can more carefully look for the notes and style characteristics in the wine.