WSET Level 3 Certification Course
10 class series plus exam
This 10-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5; exam November 19. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Please note that the exam begins at 7:00pm, but students should plan to arrive by 6:30pm.
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.