WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
Course Fee: $1700
Includes course book, study guide, Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® laminated grid, wine, instruction, exam and certificate and lapel pin upon successful completion
You will be required to bring your own glassware to class. A great tasting glass is an extremely important tool, and Spiegelau's Expert Tasting Glasses are an excellent choice. If you would like to purchase a set of six glasses, please click here. Glasses will be delivered to you the first day of class.
The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines will develop your ability to describe wine accurately, and account in detail for the style, quality and price of wines. Our experienced educators will assist you to develop your analytic tasting abilities as we taste through approximately 90 wines.
Successful students will receive a WSET Level 3 certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
WSET Level 2 is not a prerequisite for this course. However, WSET Level 3 requires substantial wine knowledge and is quite a challenging program, even to those who have taken many other wine classes. For this reason, we highly recommend taking Level 2 before embarking on Level 3. We have an on-line assessment that will need to be completed should you not have WSET Level 2. Please contact us for details
The course consists of 15 3-hr sessions and a final exam
We will be studying:
The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
The key characteristics of the main
still wines of the world
sparkling wines of the world
fortified wines of the world
How to make appropriate wine recommendations
How to taste wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Tutored tastings of approximately 90 wines
What are the requirements?
During the program, you will be expected to spend considerable time studying on your own. Including time spent in class, WSET recommends that a minimum of 84 hours is spent on preparation.
The final exam is two hours in length and covers theory and tasting. The theory exam includes 50 multiple choice questions and four short written answers. For the tasting portion, candidates will be presented with two wines blind for which a complete analysis using the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® will have to be written.
Course Locations and Dates
Prince Edward County
10:00 - 6:30
March 9 - April 20, 2020
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