This is an online version of WSET’s Level 3 Course in Wines. The start and end days of the courses are provided at the bottom of this page. After you register, we will set up a tasting tutorial day where you will taste wines and practice WSET Level 3 Exam style tasting. The tutorial day will take place on the second Saturday after the start of your course from 10 am to 5 pm. At the end of the course, you will need to take an in-person test in Dallas. A mutually convenient exam date and time will be chosen for you to take this test. Please note that the test cannot be taken online.
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 ten hours of study per week 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.
Schedule by Week
Week 1: Factors influencing Style, Quality and Price
Consider the key factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine from vineyard to bottling.
Week 2: Tasting Technique
Learn to taste and describe wines like the professionals using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.
Includes an attended tasting day.
Weeks 3-5: The influences affecting the wines of Europe
Learn about the key influences and how they produce the resulting wine styles in the key wine regions and districts of Europe.
Weeks 6-7: The influences affecting the wines of the New World
Learn about the key influences and how they produce the resulting wine styles in the key wine regions and the districts of the new world.
Week 8: New World Specialties, Sparkling Wines and Fortified Wines
Learn about the key regional grape variety specialties of the new world.
Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of sparkling wines from the key wine producing countries.
Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of fortified wines from the key wine producing countries.
Weeks 9: Revision & Examination Preparation.
You can pay and register for the date of your choice by pressing the corresponding button below. Your payment is fully refundable until 2 weeks before the start day of the course. Refund requests must be received via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) dated no later than the deadline for refunds. 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.
The deadline to register for each course is 2 weeks before its start date.
WSET Level 3 Course in Wines – Online
Sat June 17th 2017 – Fri August 18th 2017
Tasting Tutorial Day: Sat June 24th, 2017 (10 am – 5 pm) – Estilo Gaucho Restaurant