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WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

The course is aimed at those who want to gain solid knowledge of oenology (enthusiasts, as well as people working in this industry); we study most of the species of wine grape and styles of wine from around the world, and we explore in detail the factors that influence the style, quality and price of a wine.


  • Get in-depth knowledge of a wide range of wines and spirits
  • Explore in depth the factors that influence the style, the quality and the price of a wine
  • Learn to taste wines following the Systematic Approach of WSET
  • Understand the key factors of the wine production: location, growth of the vine, winemaking, maturation, bottling
  • Understand the production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines

For whom

  • Anyone interested in wine and wine tasting: professionals and keen enthusiasts
  • The ones who work in the wine and/or Horeca industry: F&B Manager, Restaurant/Bar Manager, Importers, Buyers, Vineyard owners

The course

  • It is provided by a WSET approved professor who alternates theory and tasting
  • It follows WSET London course materials: powerpoint slides + course work
  • 50% of the time is devoted to theory, 50% to tasting
  • Language of the course is English


Entry requirementsOver 18. Good English level. Students should hold the WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificate or have equivalent experience and knowledge
Wine tastingTaste and describe wines using the WSET systematic approach to tasting
Food and wine pairingA practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
Wine serving and storageLearn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wine
Social responsibilityA guide to sensible drinking
LabellingLearn how to decode and understand labels
Factors influencing the style of wineFactors that influence the style, quality and the price of wine, from the vineyard to the bottle
Still winesLearn about the style of wines produces in the key wine regions and districts of the world: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South East Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, England and Wales
Sparkling winesProduction methods and main styles of sparkling wines in the key wine regions and districts of the world: Franc, Germany, Italy, Spain and New World - Australia, California, New Zealand and South Africa
Fortified winesProduction methods and main styles of fortified wines in the key producing regions: Spain, Portugal, France, Australia
Number of wines tastedOver 80 wines
Study materialsThe students will receive the study materials for the Level 3 Award in Wines: book, practical guide with maps and the tasting card
Duration of course28 hours (6 hours per day for 5 consecutive days) + 2.5 hours exam
Recommended private studyA minimum of 56 hours additional private study is recommended for this course. It is strongly recommended that the majority of the private study is done in preparation for the course
Examination WSETThe exam has 2 parts Theoretical part: 50 multiple-choice questions and 4 questions short answer written section - 2 hours Practical part: blind tasting of 2 wines - 30 min A mark of 55% required in all sections to pass. The exam will take place in September

Theory: 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short written answer questions

Tasting: blind tasting of 2 wines, to be completed in 30 minutes

Passing grade: 55% in each part of the exam

The exam will be scheduled for September.

CertificationAll students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin

For more information, please visit: https://www.wsetglobal.com/media/4701/wset_l3wines_specification_en_jul2017.pdf 

The course fee comprises VAT and includes: study pack, exams, glasses and wines for tasting

Registration must be done 3 weeks prior to the courses and will be validated after receipt of the payment

Fill in the following form to register:  Enrollment form Winecraft WSET 3

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