"The Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits naturally follows on from the Level 1 course, although you are not required to take Level 1 if you already have a very good understanding of wine. This is an excellent course because we go into detail about all the major countries and wine regions. You will learn about: Growing grapes Making and maturing wine The art of tasting in detail Food and wine matching The classic grape varieties French and German wines Italian, Spanish and Portuguese wines New world wine regions Sparkling and Fortified wines The major spirits There are two options: Option 1: 9 week course - 1 evening per week from 6.00-9.00 pm. Option 2: 3 day course - all day from 9.30 am-5.30 pm. The 3 day course is perfect for those who cannot commit to 9 evenings. The study guide is mailed to you in advance of the course. In the 9 week course you will taste over 80 wines. We always showcase some of the top wines of each country. Additionally, we work with the most knowledgeable instructors, many of whom are Master of Wine candidates and the most respected expert in their region. And we make sure the courses are a lot of fun too! It’s all part of the Fine Vintage experience. We have a large number of general interest wine enthusiasts as well as people working in the hospitality industry and wine trade. If you want to have a very good understanding of the world’s wines, and a real ability to taste, then this is the course for you. The Level 2 exam involves a multiple choice question paper with 50 questions. The pass mark is 55%. Our pass rate is 97% for this course. The exam takes place at the very end of each course."

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