10 class series plus exam, $1,350
(Register a month or more before the first class and save $100!)
This 10-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: May 8, May 15, May 22, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, and July 17 with exam on July 31. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EXAM BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.
For detailed information about the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, please click here to download a PDF of the WSET's Specification.
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.
The course fee includes the 10 classes at Capital Wine School, the WSET Level 3 study guide, and the exam at Capital Wine School.
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 and Spirits qualification. A student must pass the WSET Level 3 exam before registering for the Diploma program.
*Students who register more than two weeks before the first class meeting will receive their study guide at the first class. -- STUDENTS WHO REGISTER WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE FIRST CLASS DATE MAY NOT RECEIVE THEIR STUDY GUIDE UNTIL THE SECOND CLASS MEETING.*