A beginner to intermediate level course for wine and spirit enthusiasts and for those entering or working within the wine and hospitality trades.

What the course is about

The course offers insight of the main grape varieties, the important wine regions in which they are grown and the different styles of wine produced. It also covers the key categories of spirits and liqueurs. Tasting skills are developed throughout the course with the sampling of forty-eight different wines and spirits.

The course is for those with little or no prior wine knowledge.

Learning outcome

The qualification provides knowledge of the following:

  • How wine is made
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world
  • The main black and white grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The factors influencing wine style
  • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
  • The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and their production
  • Wine labeling terminology
  • Food and wine pairing
  • Describing wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

The course ends with a 50 multiple-choice-question paper to be completed within one hour. Successful completion of the exam leads to the internationally recognised WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits certificate.

COURSE DATES 2019-2020

Option 1: Monday evenings, 16th of September to 25th of November
9 sessions in total
(no sessions on the 21st and 28th of October)
Time: 18h30-20h30

Option 2: Thursday evenings, 21st of November 2019 to 6th of February 2020

9 sessions in total (no sessions between the 17th of December 2019 and 8th of January 2020)
Time: 18h30-20h30

Option 3: Thursday evenings, 13th of February to 23rd of April 2020
9 sessions in total (no session on the 27th of February and 9th of April)
Time: 18h30-20h30

Option 4: Saturdays 9th, 16th and 30th of May
3 days 
Time: 9h30-16h30

Address: Grev Turegatan 45, 114 38 Stockholm
Course tutor: Sarah Jefford, WSET Certified Educator and Diploma graduate.
Language: English
Price: SEK 7’650.- (incl. VAT)

The price covers WSET course materials, examination fees, WSET accredited tuition and wine samples. The study material will be sent to you in advance upon payment.


Students need to bring tasting glasses to each of the course sessions. A protective shoulder-bag containing a set of six high quality 35 cl Riedel Ouverture Red glasses can be purchased from Nordic Wine Tastings at the discounted price of SEK 699.

Book the course

Please book by filling in the form below. Shortly after receiving your booking form Nordic Wine Tastings will issue you with an invoice. Payment should then be made via Swish (1236760615) or bank transfer (Giro: 425-0262).

Kindly read the Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy before submitting your booking form. Further information on the learning outcomes can be found on the Specifications page.

Please contact Nordic Wine Tastings by phone (+46 73 310 34 18) or by email (sarah@nordicwinetastings.com) for any further questions regarding the course.