WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
Sommelier step 2 is intended for all those wanting to pursue a career as a sommelier. The course includes two parts: theoretical and practical, related to wines and spirits (WSET Level 2 – Award in Wines and Spirits) as well as a practical part related to wine service (WSET Level 1 Award in Wine Service). During the course, all students gain knowledge and skills in wine evaluation, wine service, the impact of climate, vinification and various grape varieties on the quality and style of wine, both domestic and foreign wine around the world. The course also includes acquiring knowledge of sparkling wines, fortified wines, as well as spirits. This level represents the opportunity for professional development for all those already in the wine business, in order to expand and improve their knowledge and skills. During the course, students learn how to evaluate wines, brandy and other spirits through tasting them.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE COURSE?
To apply for this course, no previous knowledge is required, so anyone who truly wants to learn the basics about wine and how to taste and evaluate wine, is welcome!
PRICE: 46 000 RSD (385 EUR)
The price includes: literature, lectures, wines, exam, a tour of a winery and vineyard in the region after completing the course.
In order for a participant to get a certificate, it is necessary to successfully pass the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines test consisting of 50 multiple choice questions and the practical part of the exam related to wine service.
If the participant does not pass the theoretical test about wines and spirits (WSET level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits), and passes the wine service test, it is not possible to obtain a certificate. If you pass the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, but not the practical part related to wine service, you only get certified for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. The practical part related to wine service can be taken later on at some of the next terms.
After successfully passing the exam, the student receives a WSET Level 2 certificate recognized throughout the world!
- Basic principles of sommeliers
- Learning about wine production and factors influencing the style and quality of wine
- How to taste wine with the WSET Level 2 systematic approach to wine tasting
- Main white and red grape varieties for making wine
- Basic characteristics and style of wines produced from the most famous grape varieties in the world
- Wine regions of the world
- Sparkling wines and champagne
- Sweet and fortified wines
- Spirits and liquers
- Reading wine labels
- Tasting and evaluating wine – practical part during every lesson
- Wine service – practical part
19.-22. March 18-21h
26.-28. March 18-21h
02. April 16h
The exam is in English, it lasts 60 minutes and consists of 50 questions with offered answers (a, b, c, d). Passage requires 55% of the correct answers.
The practical part of the exam requires a successful demonstration of proper wine service.
BEFORE STARTING EVERY STUDENT SHOULD SHOW A VALID ID OR PASSPORT!
Sremski Karlovci, Institute of Viticulture and Enology, Experimental field of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad (street: Karlovackih djaka 35)
How to reach us: For those who do not own their own vehicle (or simply do not want to drive), the best solution is a regular taxi line for Sremski Karlovci, which runs at the price of a bus ticket (160.00 dinars per person) to any destination in Sremski Karlovci and picks up passengers anywhere along the Boulevard of Liberty (Bulevar Oslobođenja).
The phone number for Novus line taxi for Sr. Karlovci is +381 63 509700. We recommend that you call them a few hours before your scheduled arrival for Sr. Karlovci to reserve a seat for yourself at the time that suits you best and then wait for the taxi somewhere along the Boulevard of Liberty (Bulevar Oslobođenja) where it suits you most.
This transportation is valid for those traveling from Novi Sad. For those coming from Belgrade, choose buses which travel via the old road for Novi Sad or choose a train. All those who go by car, navigation (GPS) is the best option.
The last term for applying to the course: Two weeks before starting the course