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 pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.


Who it is aimed at

  • Professionals in the wine and hospitality industry 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


  • 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 make authoritative recommendations


  • 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.



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


Course Specification

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


Course Fee

€ 1195,00   (Note: VAT-exempt according to § 4 No. 21 a) bb) UStG)

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 in 2020

July 2020: 3rd to 5th & 10th to 12th from 09:30 to 17:30

Exam on the 12th in the afternoon or on August, 15th at 10:00

Registration deadline: 21st of June 2020


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