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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is 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. To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully complete:

Unit 1: a 50 question multiple choice paper, and a short-written answer paper
Unit 2: a blind tasting of two wines


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, sparkling and fortified wines of the world

  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

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

    It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge, before starting the Level 3 course.