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BWSEd Level 2: Certificate in Wine and Wine Tasting | Boston Wine School @ City Winery Boston

July 18 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 3:00 pm


Level 2 Certificate in Wine and Wine Tasting
Saturday + Sunday, July 18 + 19, 10am – 3pm each day

Level 2 is a foundation course for experienced beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes basic exposure to wine and some technical wine tasting knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries.

This program focuses on the unique role that place plays in the world of wine. Students will learn the major wine regions of Europe, how wine making techniques influence wine style, and the language of wine. The aim of Level 2 is to provide a broad range of knowledge about wine history, wine agriculture, and wine making.

8 hours classroom program
1-2 hours exam
24 – 30 wines tasted
Online multiple choice exam | 25 questions | Minimum passing score 75%
Wine tasting exam | 3 wines | 3 short-form questions | 1 essay question


DAY ONE, PART ONE | 10am – 12pm
Veni Vidi Vino: Wines of Italy

DAY ONE, PART TWO | 1pm – 3pm
The Language Of Wine
– Wine And Words
– Wine Label Interpretation
– Best New Wines You’ve Never Heard Of

DAY TWO, PART ONE | 10am – 12pm
Tour de France: Fundamentals Of French Wine

DAY TWO, PART TWO | 1pm – 2:30pm
Wine And Cheese: Making The Perfect Match
– Fundamentals of Wine & Food Pairing
– Wines of California, Oregon & Washington

DAY TWO, PART THREE | 2:30pm – 3pm
Online multiple choice exam
Wine tasting exam

Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the  program is being held: 21 in the USA and China.

Multiple choice exam of 25 questions
Wine tasting exam of 3 wines, 3 short-form questions, and 1 essay question
Complete classroom program
Complete classroom wine tasting exercise


Jonathon Alsop

JONATHON ALSOP is founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School, author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional and In Vino Veritas, and a commentator for National Public Radio on WGBH | Boston Public Radio and Under The Radar.

He began writing about wine, food and travel in 1988 and emerged as a wine expert through his syndicated wine column. He has contributed numerous articles to the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer Magazine, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others.

Jonathon founded the Boston Wine School in 2000 where he teaches wine and food classes in a dedicated 100% snob-free zone. His new book Wine Life: A Collection Of Verses will be published in 2020.


CITY WINERY strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to our customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. We are a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. We have created a compelling mix for our sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.

CELLAR ROOM is an intimate space, perfect for 12 -14 wine lovers who want to learn how to taste, think, and talk about wine. The views from the classroom into the barrel room inform our tasting and learning in a concrete way. Learning wine in the cellar, tasting the very wines being made in that cellar, this makes wine life real and explains why wine matters in a vivid way.

City Winery | Boston


City Winery | Boston MA
80 Beverly Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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