The Level 3 Award in Wines course is an exciting and broad-reaching program of study covering all of the world’s major wine regions in-depth. The unique characteristics of each region are examined in detail, from their historical origins to their current-day regulations.
This qualification also provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and winemaking for individuals seeking to dive deeper into the world of wines. In each class, 6-8 carefully-chosen wines will be tasted and assessed to illustrate the major points of the course. By the end of the course, you will be able to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to explain wine style and quality confidently. Upon completing the course and passing the examination, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin!
Prerequisite: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines or Instructor Permission
The world of wine is rapidly changing, with myriad developments in wine production and consumption worldwide. As with all WSET’s courses, this course is constantly updated to reflect the sorts of wines most often made and drunk now. Importantly, this course dives into a detailed understanding of the constants in the wine world, like grape growing and winemaking. Upon completion, you will be able to assess wines accurately and use your knowledge to explain wine style and quality confidently.
In this class, students will hone their tasting abilities with expert-guided tastings of over 70 different wines while learning:
The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation, and bottling
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 make appropriate wine recommendations
How to taste and describe wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
By the end of the course, you will be able to taste and describe with confidence the characteristics of the principal wines of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality, and price. Those who work with wine will be in a great position to advise management, answer customer questions authoritatively, and make informed selections of wines for friends and family in various situations.
Anyone embarking on a WSET qualification should familiarize themselves with the corresponding specification. This document will help you understand what to expect and what you will get from the course.