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After acquiring the WSET® Level 2 certificate extend your knowledge to a professional level with the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines course. Through this course you will be qualified to make professional evaluations of wines regarding their style, quality and price. This qualification will provide you with in-depth product knowledge required for job skills and competencies in the wines business.


You will be able to apply your knowledge to advise management, to answer customer enquiries and to make an informed choice of wines  in various settings. Bring your ability to taste, describe and evaluate wine to an expert level using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT). This course will intensify the key factors in the production of wine, which are location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling and how these influence the key characteristics of different wines.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET® certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET® certified logo. It is considered a prerequisite for candidates planning to study for the WSET® Level 4 Diploma.


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 at the end 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

€ 1355,00   (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 75 wines

  • WSET® certificate and a lapel pin upon successful completion

Pre-registration: € 199,00

With the pre-registration you have the possibility to reserve your place in the course and to receive the course materials immediately. The difference will be invoiced 6 weeks before the course starts.

Course Dates

  • Sa. 08 - Mo. 10 July 2023 and Sa. 22 - Mo. 24 July 2023 from 9:30 to 18:00 - Registration Deadline: 23 Juni 2023 or as long as free places are still available.


N.B. For booking through bank transfer contact us directly at

WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

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