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WSET Level 3 Award In Wines

Mon, October 9, 2023 (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

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

10 in person 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 in person at the Capital Wine School from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on the following dates: October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 11, and 18. The exam will be held in person at the Capital Wine School on January 8, 2024 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 

Rescheduling of exams: Students who are unable to attend the scheduled exam may request to defer to one of our other scheduled exams. Please review the following document for deadlines and fees associated with reschedule requests. Students will also receive an email reminder approximately one week before the rescheduling deadline: WSET Exams Rescheduling Deadlines & Fees


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