WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

 

This advanced level qualification is designed to give a throughout understanding of the factors that account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world. The qualification provides in-depth comprehension of tasting techniques and a detailed understanding of grape growing and winemaking.

It is considered a prerequisite for candidates planning to study for the WSET Level 4 Diploma.

 

Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pinand will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. 

 

Who it is aimed at

 

  • Professionals in the wine and hospitality business needing core information to advise management and customers with authority and make informed selections of wines in a variety of situation. 

  • Versed wine enthusiasts who wish to learn about wine in a rigorous and structured manner and gain an internationally-recognised wine qualification.

 

What you'll learn

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling

  • How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal

  • Still wines of the world

  • Sparkling wines of the world

  • Fortified wines of the world

  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

 

Recommended previous preparation

Before starting the course, candidates should have read the textbook and the coursebook. This course is challenging, therefore we recommend at least 55 hours of self-study.

 

Assessment

The assessment takes place in the last session of the course. 

Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a short-written answer paper. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines. A mark of 55% is required on both the tasting and theory papers to pass.

 

Entry requirements

This course is NOT suitable for beginners. It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. 

Candidate should be over 18 years of age.

 

If you have any question, please email info@grapeskills.com.

 

Course Specification

 

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the specification below.

 

Course Fee

€ 1235,00

The course fee includes:

  • The WSET Level 3 Study Pack, course handouts, tuition, examination and postage

  • Tasting of approximately 70 wines

  • A set of 6 INAO glasses

  • WSET certificate and a lapel pin upon successful completion

 

Dates

April 2020: Fri 17/04, Sat 18/04, Sun 19/04, Fri 24/04, Sat 25/04 from 09:30 to 17:30, Exam on 26.04.2020, Registration deadline: 31.03.2019

 

N.B. For booking through bank transfer contact us directly at info@grapeskills.com

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

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