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 closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of short written answers. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.
It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. This course is suitable for keen wine enthusiasts and people working in the drinks industry and hospitality such as sommeliers and hotel, restaurant and pub staff , wine retail staff and managers, wine buyers and distributors and staff at wine wholesalers.