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WSET Level 3 Award In Wines - In Person & Online

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    Tue, April 9, 2024 (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Capital Wine School
5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste. 7
Washington, DC 20015
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Cost: $1500.00

10 class sessions plus final exam

Includes all WSET study materials, wine tasting samples selected by Jay Youmans MW, 10 in person class sessions guided by a CWS instructor, the examination, and mailing of certificates of achievement to addresses in the US.

This 10-class course will be held on the following dates from 6:30pm – 9:30pm:

April 9: In person

April 16, 23, 30, May 7: On Zoom

May 14: In person

May 21, 28 and June 4: On Zoom

June 11: In person (this may switch to Zoom once the course has begun; registered particpants will be advised as early as possible).

The exam is in person as the Capital Wine School on June 25 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 

Study/Reading Materials: Students will receive their Level 3 study pack (textbook/workbook) and wine samples for classes 1-5 during class #1 on April 9. They will receive their wine samples for classes 6-10 during class #6. Students who are unable to attend classes #1 and/or #6 in person may request shipping for an additional fee. All requests for shipping must be received at least 7 days prior to class #1 and class #6. Please email info@capitalwineschool.com for more information.


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