Level 3 is an advanced survey course designed for students who already possess a basic grasp of the world’s major wine grapes, appellations, regions and wine labeling. This course examines the major wine varietals and regions in-depth, including the underlying causes for the wines’ characteristics. Level 3 also exposes the student to lesser-known regions. Viticulture, vinification, product pricing/differentiation and packaging aspects for wine and spirits are covered. Developing a sound tasting technique is a major focus for this course with instruction on a systematic approach to tasting included in every session. A graduate of Level 3 will have improved their ability to speak authoritatively about wine regions and characteristics and advise others on wine selection and pairing.
WSET recommends fifty-six hours of self-study in addition to class time for this course. At the end of the course, the WSET Level 3 Certificate and label pin are presented to the candidates who successfully complete a multiple choice examination, several short essay questions, and a blind tasting examination.
On the following weekends between 9:30 am – 1:30 pm:
Sept 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, Oct 13, 14, (Note that there is no class on the Columbus Day weekend)
Exam: Sunday Oct 14, 2018
Topics to be covered
Introduction and Tasting Technique at Level 3
Grape Growing and Winemaking
Burgundy, Alsace, Loire
Bordeaux, Southwest France, Southern France
Rhone, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Greece
Italy, South Africa
Spain, Portugal, Introduction to New World & South America
North America, Australia
Sparkling Wines, New Zealand
Fortified Wines, Spirits & Liqueurs
Cost: $1,350 includes all wines to be tasted, study materials, administration and exam fees. Additional shipping fee will apply if study materials are to be shipped.
If a student does not pass the exam at the end of the course, they may resit the unsuccessful parts during the upcoming offering of an exam.
If a student would like to re-take the course that they have previously taken at Dallas Wine Center, they can do so at half price of the cost ($675) if they have already passed the exam. If a student who has not passed parts of the exam would like to re-take the course, the exam fees will be additional the the re-take cost.
For the costs related to exam resits, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
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You can pay and register for this course by pressing the button below and paying the course fee of $1,350. Your payment is fully refundable until Friday, August 31, 2018. No refunds will be issued for cancellation notices after this date. If you’d like to pay with an alternative method, please send an email to: email@example.com.
Fees and requirements for Level 3 Exam re-take on a date where an exam is already scheduled
These rates are offered only to students who have taken the Level 3 Course with Dallas Wine Center.
Registration Deadline: At least 15 business days prior to exam date. After the registration deadline, all exam orders are final.
Rescheduling Fee: $235.00 (For students who withdrew from an exam after deadline.)
Resit Fee – Tasting: $95.00 (For students who failed a previous exam.)
Resit Fee – Theory: $150.00 (For students who failed a previous exam.)
Resit Fee – Tasting & Theory: $190.00 (For students who failed a previous exam.)
Postponement Period: Students have 12 months from the start of their course to sit the exam; thereafter another exam fee applies.
Private Exam: Proctor fees in addition to exam fees apply. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a private exam and the related exam fees.
Level 3 Theory Resit exam scheduled for July 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm ($150)