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.


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 Dates/Locations

Tuesdays: Starting January 29, 2019
6:00 - 9:00
Registration closes Jan 14

Walper Hotel
20 Queen Street S | Kitchener
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Wellington, Prince Edward County
Mondays: March 4 - April 9, exam April 22
9:30 - 5:30
Registration Closes February 17

The Drake Devonshire
24 Wharf Street
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Payment Options

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Adventure in Wine
200 Bain Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 1G1

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