CANCELLED!! - Wine & Spirit Education Trust - Level 3 Course in Northern Virginia!

August 21, 2017 (Mon)
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Pearmund Cellars
6190 Georgetown Rd
Broad Run, VA 20137

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Cost: $1,350

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WSET Level 3 Certification Course

10 class series plus exam

Capital Wine School is excited to present the WSET Level 3 Certification Course at Pearmund Cellars!

This 10-class course will be held at Pearmund Cellars on the following dates:  August 21August 28September 11September 18September 25October 2October 16October 23, October 30 and November 6 with exam on November 27. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

The aim of the course is to provide detailed analysis of the principal wines and spirits 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 and Spirits of the World

  • Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation and bottling, labelling regulations)
  • France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Fortified (Liqueur) Wines
  • Spirits and Liqueurs
  • 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 8-10 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 and Spirits, an internationally recognized credential in the wine industry.

The course fee includes the 10 classes at Pearmund Cellars, the WSET Level 3 study guide, and the exam at Pearmund Cellars.