WSET Level 2 Wines Course
IC 920 AM 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.
We thank you for understanding our concerns for the health and safety of our students. We will continually review our procedures as the situation evolves.
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 – Sign three times on second page.
- 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: 6/30/2020 – Subject to change
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Format: 50 multiple choice questions
Opt-Out Date: 6/9/2020 – Subject to change
Detailed Course Schedule
Date:Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Topic:Introduction, Wine Tasting Technique, Pairing Wine & Food
Date:Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Topic:Factors Influencing the Production of Red Wines + Pinot Noir, Zinfandel/Primitivo
Date:Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Topic:Factors Influencing the Production of White, Sweet and Rose Wines - focus on Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Furmint
Date:Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Topic:Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Viognier and Albariño
Date:Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Topic:Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz
Date:Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Topic:Gamay, Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carmenere, Malbec, Pinotage
Date:Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Topic:Cortese, Garganega, Verdicchio, Fiano, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Corvina, Sangiovese, Montepulciano
Date:Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Topic:Sparkling Wines, Fortified Wines
Date:Tuesday, June 30, 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.
No class on June 9, 2020.
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
May Matta-Aliah, DipWSET
May Matta-Aliah is a New York based wine educator and president of In the Grape. She is a seasoned presenter, an accredited educator, and brings ove…Learn More