Kitchener- Waterloo WSET Level 3


WSET Level 3 Award in Wines


15-Week Course

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Course Fee

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

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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.

Payment Options

Full payment is required at time of registration.  

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:

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.

Course outline

The course consists of 15 3-hr sessions. There will be a two week break and then the 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?

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. 

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 takes place two weeks after the last class. It 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.

Kitchener-Waterloo Location and Dates


The Walper Hotel
20 Queen Street South | Kitchener ON N2G 1V6
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Course Dates

Monday January 22 - Monday May 7
Exam Tuesday May 22

Registration closes January 10

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

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