WSET Level 3 in Wines Award is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.
For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.
Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
These are ideal for trade professionals and wine enthusiasts.
What you'll learn
The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal still wines of the world, sparkling wines of the world and fortified wines of the world
How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality
How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)If you are an employer wishing to train your staff this course will equip them with knowledge and understanding of a wide range of products.
Unit 1 is assessed by a 2-hour closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of short written answers. Unit 2 is assessed by a 30 minute blind tasting of two wines.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual (Ofqual number 601/6352/5)
It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. This course is suitable for someone in a supervisory level position in wine sales and service.
Not sure exactly what is covered in the Level 3 in Wines Course? Click here to view the full Level 3 course Specification (with Example Questions)
There are three x two-hour classroom sessions each day, starting at 10.30am and finishing at 5:30pm with up to 1 hour for lunch
There are 5 full day sessions (30 classroom hours) plus an exam on week 6 10:30am - 2pm
WSET recommends at least 54 hours of home study in addition to the 30 hours of classroom sessions.
- Day 1. Sessions 1,2,3 - Intro, tasting technique, natural and human factors with grape-growing & human factors with winemaking
- Day 2. Sessions 4,5,6 - Whites wines: Germany, Alsace, Austria, Tokaji, Burgundy, Loire, Bordeaux + Red / rose wines: Bordeaux, SW France, Loire
- Day 3. Sessions 7,8,9 - Red wines: Burgundy, Wines of Rhone, S France, Spain, Portugal, Northern Italy
- Day 4. Sessions 10,11,12 - Central & S Italy, Portuguese reds, Premium New World reds and whites
- Day 5. Sessions 13,14,15 - Regional new world wines, Sparkling Wines, Fortified Wines
- Day 6. Exam Session
Included in the course are:
- All WSET course materials including; 'Accounting for Style And Quality' course manual (comprehensive 250 page textbook), Study Guide and Full SAT Tasting Card
- All wine tasting samples (60 + wines)
- The use of professional ISO tasting glasses
- 5 days of professional WSET tuition by a WSET Certified tutor
- Teaching of the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT) ® which will enable you to analyse wines objectively and consistently in preparation for the tasting exam
- Two fully marked mock tasting exams and weekly written exam technique sessions to ensure you are fully prepared for the exam
- Comprehensive student support by WSET certified educator outside of class time should you have any questions before, during and after the course
- Registration with WSET and all examination fees
- Internationally-recognised certificate and pin badge upon successful completion
Course tutor: Gary Carter DipWSET
This course is over 5 full days (Plus exam day).
Sundays 16th, 23rd, 30th June plus 7th & 14th July 10.30am-5.30pm
The exam will take place on Sunday 21st July at 10:30am.