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

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 make authoritative recommendations

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

€ 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

 

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

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