Kitchener-Waterloo

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

 

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

16-Week Course

 
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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

Tasting Glasses

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.

Prerequisites

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

Course outline

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

 

Kitchener
Tuesdays: Starting February 5, 2019
6:00 - 9:00

Venue:
Walper Hotel
20 Queen Street S | Kitchener
Click here for map

 

Payment Options

Option 1:  Credit Card
Please use the 
"Sign up today!"
 button and proceed to check out.

Option 2:  Cheque
Please complete this form 
and send with cheque to:
Adventure in Wine
200 Bain Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 1G1

Option 3:  E-Transfer
Please complete this form and then send payment through online banking to:
payment@adventureinwine.com

 

Registration

A form needs to be completed for each participant. If you are registering more than one person,
please add them one at a time.

Quantity:
Sign up today!
 

Additional information regarding the WSET programs and qualifications can be found here.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

 

Course Fee: $975

Includes course book, study guide, Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® Level 2 laminated grid, wine, instruction, exam and certificate and lapel pin upon successful completion

Tasting Glasses

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 on the first day of classes.

 

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is an extremely popular course.  It will teach you about the key grape varieties that are grown around the world, the different styles of wine and the production of spirits and liqueurs.  It will also expand on the Systematic Approach to Wine Tasting that we introduced in Level 1. 

This course is a fantastic introduction to the world of international wines and spirits and is suitable for beginners as well as those who already have some wine knowledge.

Who should take this course

  • You are a wine enthusiast who wish to gain in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and wants to obtain an internationally recognized wine qualification

  • You are employed in the drinks and hospitality industries and have little prior knowledge of alcoholic beverages in general and international wines in particular

Prerequisites

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is not required to take this course. However, you should have a good base knowledge of wine before registering for WSET Level 2.

Course Outline 

  • How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine

  • Key white grape varieties

  • Key black grape varieties

  • Wine-producing regions of the world

  • Sparkling wines

  • Sweet wines and fortified wines

  • Spirits and liqueurs

  • Label terminology

  • Food and wine pairing

  • The WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

 

Course Dates/Locations

 

Kitchener - nine weeks
Mondays: Feb 4 - Mar 25, exam Apr 1
6:30 - 8:30
Registration closed

Venue:
Walper Hotel
20 Queen Street S | Kitchener
Click here for map

Hamilton - condensed
Sundays: March 3, 17, 25 exam Mar 31
10:00 - 6:00
Registration closed

Venue:
Equal Parts Hospitality
41 King William Street, Suite 200
Click here for map

 
 

Toronto - nine weeks
Wednesdays: Mar 6 - May 1
6:30 - 8:30
Registration closed

Venue:
The King Edward Hotel
37 King Street E | Toronto
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Wellington, condensed
Mondays: April 8, 15, 22 exam 29
10:00 - 6:00
Registration closed

Venue:
The Drake Devonshire
24 Wharf Street | Wellington
Click here for map

 

Payment Options

Option 1:  Credit Card
Please use the 
"Sign up today!"
 button and proceed to check out.

Option 2:  Cheque
Please complete this form 
and send with cheque to:
Adventure in Wine
200 Bain Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 1G1

Option 3:  E-Transfer
Please complete this form and then send payment through online banking to:
payment@adventureinwine.com

 
 

Registration

A form needs to be completed for each participant. If you are registering more than one person,
please add them one at a time.

Sign up today!
 
 

Additional information regarding the WSET programs and qualifications can be found here.