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Class Details

WSET Wines Level 3

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.


For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What you'll learn:

Unit One

  • 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 Two

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

What's included:

  • Official WSET Level 3 in Wines Study Pack

  • Minimum of 30 classroom hours with a WSET qualified instructor

  • 60+ wines tasted in-class

  • Access to exclusive candidate-only perks through France 44

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 84 hours of study time, including 30 hours of classroom or online delivery time with a WSET course provider.

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. There are no prerequisite required for registration, but WSET Level 2 is recommended for individuals new to wine certification qualifications.

For more detailed information, see the official Specification Guide.


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