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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 wines for tasting can be found in the Level 3 specification, and will also be communicated to students by their WSET instructor. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. Aside from the wine samples that are included in the tasting tutorial, students enrolled in this courses are responsible for sourcing and purchasing all additional recommended wines for tasting. The Capital Wine School does not offer wine tasting kits for purchase.
The default reading materials for this course are in e-book format, and student will be able to access them for approxiamtely two years from the course start date. These e-books cannot be printed. Students who wish to purchase a printed study pack (textbook and workbook) may submit a request by completing the following online form: WSET Printed Study Materials Request Form.
Course start date: June 5, 2023
Virtual tasting tutorial: June 10, 2023 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
Course end date: August 6, 2023
In-person exam at the Capital Wine School: August 23, 2023 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
For detailed information about the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, please click here to download a PDF of the WSET’s Specifications.
Module 1: Exploring style, quality and price (Part 1)
Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.
Learn about the principal natural factors in the vineyard and how they influence the style, quality and price of wine.
Module 2: Exploring style, quality and price (Part 2)
Learn about the principal human factors in the vineyard and winery and how they influence the style, quality and price of wine.
Modules 3-6: Exploring the still wines of Europe
Learn about the natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery and how they influence the still wines of Europe.
Modules 7-8: Exploring the still wines from the rest of the world
Learn about the natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery and how they influence the wines of the USA, Canada, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Module 9: Sparkling and fortified wines
Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of sparkling wines from the key wine producing countries.
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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: $275 for the full exam; $125 for the tasting portion only for resits; $225 for the theory portion only for resits. Please email email@example.com for assistance with rescheduling. Please click here for additional information.
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.
Wine Samples: Aside from the wine samples that are included in the tasting tutorial, students enrolled in this courses are responsible for sourcing and purchasing all additional recommended wines for tasting. The Capital Wine School does not offer wine tasting kits for purchase.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Course Minimum: There must be at least 3 students registered for this course in order for it to proceed. If we do not have a minimum of 3 students enrolled by the registration dealine noted below, we will have to cancel this course and offer registrants the opportunity to tranfer to a future course or to receive a refund.
*The registration deadline for this course is May 25, 2023 and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date.