WSET Level 2 Wines Course
IC 1220 WINES
Please note: IWC’s in-person classes are suspended due to Coronavirus mandates within New York City. Our classes will resume as soon as feasible. Please consider taking an online program offered directly by WSET. We also hope to offer IWC-run online classes [soon] [as soon as NYSED regulations permit us.
This course has 8 classes covering the world’s major grape varieties and major types of wine. You’ll taste nearly 50 wines and learn to taste wine using a systematic, professional approach. No prior experience necessary.
At least 21 years of age
High School, College, or Post-Graduate diploma or transcript;
Letter of reference from a wine or spirits trade professional on company letterhead stating:
- That the prospective student is known to him/her personally,
- That he/she is aware of the student’s knowledge of and interest in wine; and
- That he/she believes the student is qualified to pursue structured study of wine and spirits.
Complete Enrollment Agreement
- Select and complete the corresponding Enrollment Agreement for your course
- This must be completed. You will need to upload it during the registration process.
Registration Fee: $52.00
Study Kit: $103.43
Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of the International Wine Center.
Exam Date & Time
Date: 8/11/2020 – Subject to change
Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Format: 50 multiple choice questions
Opt-Out Date: 7/21/2020 – Subject to change
Detailed Course Schedule
Date:Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Topic:Introduction, Wine Tasting Technique, Pairing Wine & Food
Date:Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Topic:Factors Influencing the Production of Red Wines + Pinot Noir, Zinfandel/Primitivo
Date:Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Topic:Factors Influencing the Production of White, Sweet and Rose Wines - focus on Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Furmint
Date:Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Topic:Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Viognier and Albarino
Date:Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Topic:Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz
Date:Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Topic:Gamay, Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carmenere, Malbec, Pinotage
Date:Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Topic:Cortese, Garganega, Verdicchio, Fiano, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Corvina, Sangiovese, Montepulciano
Date:Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Topic:Sparkling Wines, Fortified Wines
Date:Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Topic:Exam - Arrive 15 min prior - Bring PHOTO ID
Dates and topics subject to change.
All sessions include tasting. Please do not wear scent.
Study pack contents:
- Textbook: Wines: Looking Behind the Label
- Student Workbook
- Laminated SAT Card
Refund Policy & Student Disclosure
Please download the Student Disclosure document from the link below. This is an official document for all students registered in Private Career Schools licensed by the NYS Department of Education.
If your study plans are suddenly interrupted, you may seek a refund. When withdrawing from a class, please be aware that you must submit a written notice of withdrawal from the registered class and a written request for a refund. More details can be found by clicking the Refund Policy link.Refund PolicyStudent DisclosureIWC Catalog
Meet the Instructor
Jessica Green, DipWSET
Jessica Green came to wine studies via a background in scholarship and journalism. During a high school year in France, she toured a vineyard for the …Learn More