$1,395 – Online series with wine samples  
Includes all WSET study materials, wine tasting samples selected by Jay Youmans MW, 10 online sessions guided by a CWS instructor, and the examination.


Students who enroll in the course will pick up their study materials and wine samples curbside at the Capital Wine School, by appointment. Curbside pickups for this course are currently scheduled for May 4 between 12pm-6pm, and June 8 between 12pm-6pm, but are subject to change.

*Registration deadline April 29, 2020.


This 10-class course will be held online on the following dates:  May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7; exam at the Capital Wine School July 14. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  Please note that the exam begins at 7:00pm, but students should plan to arrive by 6:30pm.

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 qualification.   A student must pass the WSET Level 3 exam before registering for the Diploma program.

32.5 Guided Learning Hours (including the 2.5 hour examination) and 51.5 hours private study.

For detailed information about the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, please click here to download a PDF of the WSET’s Specification.


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Windows

  • Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
  • Windows 8 32-bit/64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 32-bit/64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB

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Mac OS X

  • 13
  • 14
  • 15

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  • WSET Level 3 Wine- Exam *Subject to Change*
    July 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Venue Phone: 202-792-5020

Address:
5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor, Washington, District of Columbia, 20015, United States

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