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*Local In Person - WSET LEV 3 IN WINES - 15 WEEK - Advanced Course

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    Tue, September 6, 2022 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Cost: $1295.00

WSET Level 3 in wines – 15-week course (plus optional pre-sessions)

Each session is 2 hours. Zoom sessions run from 7-9 PM on Sunday evenings; in person sessions are 6-8 on Tuesday evenings at Saint Paul College *Please note the exceptions on Wednesday, November 30, 7-9 PM. Please note dates of final prep and exam.

Please read the WSET Lev 3 in wines specification guide you will receive with your text, for more information on what to expect, this guide should be referred to often.


It is recommended that you take and pass WSET level 2 in wines before taking level 3.


Optional pre-session: review the specification – zoom, August 21

Optional pre-session: calibration tasting and practice exam questions – zoom, August 28


Course instructor: Allison Sheardy – Diploma graduate and highest D3 tasting honors!

Cost: $1295, includes text and exam


1: Course induction and tasting technique – in person, Tuesday, September 6

History of WSET, introduce ourselves, explain the course format, practice tasting


2. Natural factors and human influences in the vineyard – zoom, Sunday, September 11


3. Human influences in the winery – in person, Tuesday September 13


4. White wines of Germany, Alsace, Austria and Tokaj – zoom, Sunday, September 18


5. White wines of Burgundy, Loire, and Bordeaux – in person, Tuesday, September 27


6. Red and rosé wines of Bordeaux, Southwest France and the Loire Valley – zoom, Sunday, October 2


7. Red wines of Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the red and white wines of the northern Rhône Valley – in person, Tuesday, October 11


8. Red, white and rosé wines of southern Rhône and southern France. Red wines of Spain Part 1 and white wines of Spain and Portugal – zoom, Sunday, October 16


9. Red wines of Northern Spain and red and white wines of Northern Italy – in person, Tuesday, October 25


Zoom by-week; optional revision session


10. Red and white wines of central and southern Italy, red wines of Portugal and red and white wines of Greece; feedback tasting test under exam conditions – in person, Tuesday, November 1st


11. Premium red wines of New Zealand, USA and Australia – zoom, Sunday, November 6


12. Premium white wines of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, USA and Canada – in person, Tuesday, November 15


13. Regional specialties of Australia, South Africa and USA. Premium red and white wines of Argentina and Chile – zoom, Sunday, November 20


14. Sparkling Wines – in person, Tuesday, November 29 (can collect fortified vials during this session)


15. Fortified Wines – zoom, Wednesday, November 30


Optional Exam strategy and review session – zoom, Sunday, December 11


Exam Prep– in person, Thursday, December 15


Exam – In person Saint Paul College, December 17 starting at 10 am


Optional WSET 3 tasting group meets on Monday evenings, for more information contact Allison at allisondrinkswine@gmail.com.



Important! Use your own glassware that you are comfortable using, please bring 6 glasses- the same glassware you are using for your zoom tastings – you will also bring these to Saint Paul College to your Tuesday sessions and final prep and exam.






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