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.
Course Delivery The course is based around a nine- week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. There is also a one-day tasting tutorial. The course follows a weekly structure and it is important to keep up with the work set for that week. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.
Assessment 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.
The WSET3 exam is always in-person
Entry Requirements It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.
Course Materials Ebook Study pack (see below) + online study materials (weekly tasks, group tasting area, multiple choice feedback tests and videos)
Next WSET3 Online course dates:
O3WI2302APP 29/08/2022 to 30/10/2022 Tasting day 28 /09/2022 Firenze h:10 – 17. Exam: Nov.17 h 10-13 Firenze
O3WI2303APP 19/09/2022 to 20/11/2022 Tasting day 28 /09/2022 Firenze h:10 – 17. Exam: Jan.30, 2023 h 10-13 Firenze
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Nine days before the starting day h:17.00 (but please consider 10/15 working days to receive your wine samples)