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
- 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 taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
For full details on the programme, please read the Specification below.
Intensive course: 5 classroom days h: 10.00 – 18.00 + Examination
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, one white and one red. Please download the Specification.
It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.
WHEN: Sept, 28 to Oct, 2 5 classroom days h: 10.00 – 17.30 (lunch time 13.00 to 14.20)
EXAMINATION: Oct, 17 or Nov, 17
- Tasting h: 10 – 10.30
- Theory h: 11.00 – 13.00
Examination dates are fixed to the course onto which you book. All transfer requests must be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 12 working days before the original examination date. Transfer requests made after the deadlines will incur the admin fee and cost of examination paper which will have been ordered via WSET Awards.
VENUE: via San Gallo, 72 – Florence
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sept, 15