Level 3 is an advanced survey course designed for students who already possess a basic grasp of the world’s major wine grapes, appellations, regions and wine labeling. This course examines the major wine varietals and regions in-depth, including the underlying causes for the wines’ characteristics. Level 3 also exposes the student to lesser-known regions. Viticulture, vinification, product pricing/differentiation and packaging aspects for wine and spirits are covered. Developing a sound tasting technique is a major focus for this course with instruction on a systematic approach to tasting included in every session. A graduate of Level 3 will have improved their ability to speak authoritatively about wine regions and characteristics and advise others on wine selection and pairing.
WSET recommends fifty-six hours of self-study in addition to class time for this course. At the end of the course, the WSET Level 3 Certificate is presented to the candidates who successfully complete a multiple choice examination, several short essay questions, and a blind tasting examination.
On the following weekends between 9:30 am - 1:30 pm:
February 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, March 1, 14 and 15 / 2020
(On March 15th, the class will be from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm).
Exam: Saturday March 21, 2020 at 10:30 am
Topics to be covered
Introduction and Tasting Technique at Level 3
Grape Growing and Winemaking
Burgundy, Alsace, Loire
Bordeaux, Southwest France, Southern France
Rhone, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Greece
Italy, South Africa
Spain, Portugal, Introduction to New World & South America
North America, Australia
Sparkling Wines, New Zealand
Fortified Wines, Spirits & Liqueurs
Cost: $1,350 includes all wines to be tasted, study materials, administration and exam fees. There is an additional shipping fee of $20 to FedEx the study materials.
EG Steak Restaurant
8650 State Highway 121
Plano, TX 75034