November 27-30 & December 1 (9am-5pm). Exam December 2 (9am-1pm)
This is an advanced level qualification, for those working in the wine industry or for wine enthusiasts seeking a vast knowledge of wine. This qualification provides a thorough understanding of the various factors affecting wine style, quality, and price of wines. We taste more than 80 wines in this course.
The key factors in the production of the principal wines of the world and describe how these influence wine style, quality, and price
The key factors in the production of sparkling wines and fortified wines
Be able to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wine
How to describe wine using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of short written answers. There is also a blind tasting of two wines. The examination paper is to be completed within 1 hour and 45 minutes. The practical-tasting examination is to be completed within 30 minutes. A minimum mark of 55% in each part is required to achieve a pass. All students who pass will be issued with a certificate and will receive a lapel pin.
You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the course and to participate in any alcohol tasting. It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.
This qualification requires a minimum of 28 hours of in-class instruction and at least 56 hours of outside study.