WSET Level 2 Spirits Course
This course delves into the major types of spirits in detail over seven classes. You’ll learn the proper technique for tasting spirits and you’ll practice with carefully chosen spirit samples in each class session.
This is a live, in-classroom course with limited attendance.
Starting January 1, all students are required to show proof of vaccination every time they enter the school. No exception.
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 two times on second page.
- This must be completed. You will need to upload it during the registration process.
Registration Fee: $69
Study Kit: $94
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: May 2, 2022
Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Format: 50 multiple choice questions
Detailed Course Schedule
Date:Monday, March 14, 2022
Topic:Overview & Intro to Tasting Spirits
Date:Monday, March 21, 2022
Topic:Cognac, Armagnac, Spanish Brandy
Date:Monday, March 28, 2022
Topic:Grain-based Spirits: Scotch, Bourbon, Whiskies
Date:Monday, April 4, 2022
Topic:Other Brandy, Vodka
Date:Monday, April 11, 2022
Topic:Rum, Tequila, Other
Date:Monday, April 18, 2022
Topic:Gin, Liqueurs, Flavored Spirits
Date:Monday, April 25, 2022
Topic:Spirits Service, Cocktails
Date:Monday, May 2, 2022
Topic:L2 Spirits Exam
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Please bring photo ID.
Study pack contents:
- Textbook: Spirits – 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
Michael Ahlborn, DipWSET
Academic Programming Manager, Instructor
Michael Ahlborn has been part of the International Wine Center team since 2010. He administers the WSET Level 4 Diploma program at IWC, guiding studen…Learn More