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WSET Level 3 Award In Wines Online Live

Tue, June 18, 2024 (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
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Cost: $1600

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, the examination, and mailing of certificates of achievement to addresses in the U.S.

This 10-class virtual course will be held online on Zoom from 6:30pm – 9:30p, on the following dates: June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20. The exam is in person at the Capital Wine School on September 3 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

  • 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 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, 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.

Additional Information 

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, June 17 between 12pm – 5pm and will pick up their wine samples for classes 6-10 between 12pm – 5pm on Monday, July 22. 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.

Shipping of wine samples/study packs: Students who are unable to come to the school to pick up their wine samples and study pack may have their materials shipped to them for an additional shipping fee – please email for more information. Requests for shipping must be received at least 7 business days in advance of classes #1 and #6 in order to ensure materials are received in time. Wine samples and study materials for those who request and pay for shipping will ship to arrive on or around June 18 (for classes 1-5) and July 22 (wine samples only for classes 6-10), and we cannot accommodate requests for earlier or late arrival, nor can we guarantee a delivery date.  

Invitation to join course: Zoom invitations will be emailed the day before or the morning of the first class.


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  • online
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  • wset
  • wset level 3
  • wine

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