Wine & Spirit Education Trust - Level 3 Course (10 class series plus exam)

May 8, 2017 (Mon) from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Capital Wine School
5207 Wisconsin Avenue - Suite # 7
Washington, DC 20015

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Cost: $1,350

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WSET Level 3 Certification Course

10 class series of exam

This 10-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates:  May 8, May 15, May 22, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, and July 17 with exam on July 31. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EXAM BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

The aim of the course is to provide detailed analysis of the principal wines of the world. Students will also benefit from in-depth tastings where they will learn to identify product style and quality. Emphasis is given to tasting assessment skills. Course content includes the following:

Unit 1 – Wines of the World

  • Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation, and bottling)
  • France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America
  • Still Wines
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Fortified (Liqueur) Wines
  • This unit is evaluated by a multiple choice paper of 50 questions and a question paper requiring short written answers

Unit 2 – Tasting and Evaluating Wines of the World

  • How to taste wines and evaluate the quality, style and price
  • Students will learn to write tasting notes by tasting and assessing several wines during each class.
  • This unit is assessed by a blind tasting paper of two wines

The exam consists of a multiple choice paper of 50 questions, a question paper requiring short written answers, and full written tasting notes on two wines. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, an internationally recognized credential in the wine industry.

The course fee includes the classes at the Capital Wine School, the WSET Level 3 study guide, and the exam at the Capital Wine School.