De WSET is een Engelstalige wijncursus, vandaar dat de onderstaande tekst en uitleg in Engels wordt gegeven:

WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines is intended for people who have little to no prior knowledge. It is suitable wherever a good level of wine knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example: in the customer service and sales functions of hospitality, retailing, and wholesaling industries. It is also useful for those who have a general interest in wine and wish to broaden their knowledge.

Successful candidates will be able to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties, interpret wine labels from the main wine-producing regions of the world, and give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service, as well as understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz)
  • The style and quality of wines made from 22 regionally important grape varieties (e.g. Nebbiolo, Malbec, Viognier) produced in over 70 geographical indications worldwide
  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of sparkling and fortified wines
  • Key labelling terms that indicate origin, style, and quality
  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
  • Principles of food and wine pairing

What is Expected:

  • This course is ideal for complete beginners or those with a little knowledge of wine. You don’t need to have completed any other qualification to enroll. If you are completely new to the world of wine, you may wish to study the Level 1 Award in Wines first, but this is by no means essential. It is recommended that you review the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines specification before the start of the course.
  • Students should plan to attend as many of the in-class sessions as possible and should plan for a minimum of 11 hours of private study. Students should review the course specification in detail for a full understanding of the expectations of the course. 
  • This course ends with a closed-book exam of 50 multiple choice questions. Wine Lab offers one free re-sit* for unsuccessful candidates. Subsequent re-sits are subject to a fee of 75€.

Location & time

The course for WSET Level 1 Award in Wines take place Tuesdays in the Vindict Wineshop Amsterdam Noord, located on Docklandsweg 5, 1031 KN.

  • Class Sessions for all WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Courses are as follows:

  • Lesson 1 – Tasting Technique, Food and Wine Pairing, Red Wine production
  • Lesson 2 – Pinot Noir, Zinfandel/Primitivo; White, Sweet, and Rosé Production; Cool Climate White Varieties
  • Lesson 3 – International White Varieties, International Red Varieties
  • Lesson 4 – International and other Red Varieties
  • Lesson 5 – Italian Varieties
  • Lesson 6 – Sparkling and Fortified Wines
  • Review Session, Feedback Test
  • Exam**


The WSET courses at Vindict are hosted by Jody Pollara, founder of Wine Lab. 

Jody has dedicated her personal and professional life to the world of wine. Originally from Baltimore, Jody earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management with a minor in Business from the University of Delaware. Around 2014, Jody decided to embark on a new endeavor – becoming a certified wine expert! She dived right into her wine education with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and quickly decided to pursue wine as a full-time career. 

Jody completed WSET’s highest qualification, the WSET® Level 4 Diploma in Wines, in 2018 and has dedicated much of her time to expanding her wine knowledge. After completing the Diploma, Jody became a WSET Certified Wine Educator and a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators (SWE). She has worked at wineries in France and Italy and traveled to many European and North American wine regions where she continues to learn about wine directly from winemakers and other industry professionals. 

In 2021, Jody proudly founded Wine Lab in Amsterdam with a goal of sharing her knowledge and passion for wine with others. The study of wine encompasses a wide variety of disciplines: history, geography, agriculture, culinary arts, business, and more! Through Wine Lab, Jody is committed to providing top quality wine education, whether in a casual tasting or a certification course, to professionals as well as those who just love wine. Wine Lab offers a fun and interactive environment to facilitate learning, teambuilding, or simply having a good time with wine.

  • Certified Specialist of Wine (Society of Wine Educators) - September 2021
  • WSET Certified Educator - November 2019
  • WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits - January 2018
  • WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits - March 2016
  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits - July 2015

Courses 2024

Tuesdays: Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 & Oct 7, 14, 21 & Nov 4th
>> Location: Docklandsweg 5, 1031 KN Amsterdam-Noord

Tuesdays: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 & Nov 5, 12, 19 & Dec 3
>> Location: Docklandsweg 5, 1031 KN Amsterdam-Noord


The WSET 2 Course is € 585The course price includes:

  • 21 hours of guided in-class learning
  • 6 tasting glasses (for new students)
  • a WSET Level 2 study pack
  • over 40 wines tasted
  • the exam fee
  • one free re-sit (subject to conditions)

Successful candidates will receive a WSET certificate, a lapel pin, and permission to use the WSET certified logo.

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