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Includes online course tuition, e-textbook and e-workbook, tasting tutorial with wine samples led by a CWS instructor, postage for mailing of certificate & pin, and the examination
The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums.
There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars. The course prepares the student for the WSET Level 3 Wine qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the key wine regions of the world looking at the factors in the vineyard and winery that influence wine styles.
Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
All study materials are included in the online course. Level 3 students will have access to the e-books for two years. At this time, e-books cannot be printed. Students who wish to also purchase a printed Level 3 study pack (textbook and workbook) may do so for $115 which includes shipping. Please email email@example.com if interested.
Important: Once registered for this exam, students who wish to reschedule may do so for a $50 rescheduling fee. Exams must be rescheduled for another existing exam date (we cannot offer individualized exam dates). Due to WSET exam order deadlines, students who wish to reschedule their exams for the $50 fee must notify us at more than 12 business days before the scheduled exam. Requests for rescheduling an exam with 12 or fewer business days until the exam will incur exam fees as follows: $195 for the full exam; $95 for the tasting portion only for resits; $150 for the theory portion only for resits. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with rescheduling. Please click here for additional information.
Week 1: Factors Affecting Style, Quality and Price of Wine
Learn about the principal natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery and how they influence the style, quality
and price of wine.
Week 2: Tasting technique, Wine Laws and Service
Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. Learn about the fundamental rules of wine labelling. Learn about the principals of food and wine pairing, storage and service of wine.
Weeks 3-5: Factors Affecting the Wine, Style and Quality of Wines from Europe
Learn about the natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery and how they influence the wine, style and quality in the key wine regions and districts of Europe.
Weeks 6-7: Factors Affecting the Wine, Style and Quality of Wines from the Rest of the World
Learn about the natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery and how they influence the wine, style and quality in the key wine regions of the rest of the world and the key regional grape variety specialities of the rest of the world.
Week 8: Sparkling and Fortified Wines
Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of sparkling wines from the key wine producing countries. Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of fortified wines from the key wine producing countries.
Week 9: Revision & Resources
Revision exercises and a mock multiple-choice examination in preparation for the examinations.
*The exam, which must be taken in person at the Capital Wine School, takes 2 & ½ hours and consists of short answer questions, multiple choice, and blind tasting assessment.
*Aside from the wine samples included in the tasting tutorial, students enrolled online, self-paced courses are responsible for finding, purchasing and paying for all additional wines for tasting. Depending upon the number of students enrolled in the course, students enrolled in this course may be asked to join one of our weekday evening online and live Level 3 classes in lieu of the scheduled Saturday tasting tutorial.
*Wine samples for the tasting tutorial will be available for pickup curbside by appointment at the Capital Wine School the day before the tutorial between 12pm – 5pm. Students who are unable to come to the school to pick up their tutorial wine samples may have their samples shipped to them for an additional shipping fee – please email email@example.com for more information. Please note that we cannot accommodate requests for wine sample pickups earlier than noon on the day before the tutorial, and that any requests for shipping must be received no later than 7 days before the tutorial date. Finally, wine samples for those who request and pay for shipping will ship to arrive the day before the tutorial, and we cannot accommodate requests for earlier arrival.
*The registration deadline for this course is December 1, 2021 and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date. Requests for registration after the registration deadline will be considered on a case by case basis and will be assessed a $50 late registration processing fee.