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Online live series (class recordings available*) with wine samples included
Includes all WSET study materials, wine tasting samples selected by Jay Youmans MW, 10 online sessions guided by a CWS instructor, and the examination.
This 10-class virtual course will be held online on the following dates: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27. The exam will be held in person at the Capital Wine School on July 11 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
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
Unit 2 – Tasting and Evaluating Wines of the World
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.
Note: This qualification is open to students who hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. It is recommended that students complete the Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits before progressing to the Level 3 Award. This qualification is a prerequisite for candidates planning to study for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines qualification. A student must pass the WSET Level 3 exam before registering for the Diploma program.
32.5 Guided Learning Hours (including the 2.5 hour examination) and 51.5 hours private study.
Wine sample/study guide pickups: Students who are local to the DC/VA/MD area will pick up their study pack and wine samples for classes 1-5 curbside at the Capital Wine School on Monday, April 24 between 12pm – 5pm and will pick up their wine samples for classes 6-10 between 12pm – 5pm on Thursday, May 25. Please make a note of the wine sample/study guide pickup date mentioned in the schedule above, as it will not appear on your registration confirmation. We cannot accommodate requests for wine sample pickups in advance of the date/times mentioned above. Students who are unable to come to the school to pick up their wine samples and study guide may have their materials shipped to them for an additional shipping fee – please email email@example.com for more information. Requests for shipping must be received at least 7 business days in advance. Wine samples and study materials for those who request and pay for shipping will ship to arrive on April 25 (for classes 1-5) and May 30 (wine samples only for classes 6-10), and we cannot accommodate requests for earlier arrival.
Invitation to join course: Cisco Webex or Zoom invitations will be emailed the day before or the morning of the first class.
*The Capital Wine School makes every effort to record each class and to make the recorded session available to participating students for up to one week after the scheduled class. While we have been able to successfully record these sessions for the vast majority of our classes, occasionally a technical glitch or human error will result in a failure to record some or all of a class. The Capital Wine School will not offer refunds or other concessions for classes that a student is unable to attend live, and for which a recorded session is unavailable due to an unexpected error. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage students to try to attend the live, online class session(s) as scheduled whenever possible.