WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

English language course

WSET Level 1

1.389,00 €

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Course contents

The 5-day „WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines“ seminar is a globally known and respected qualification in the wine business. It goes deeper into topics learned in Level 2 and will give you a very high level of knowledge. It is recommended to pass WSET Level 2 before moving on to Level 3.


You will extend your knowledge in the following areas:

Viticulture and vinification

  • Expert knowledge of the most important wines, plus their economic impact on the global market
  • „Old“ World: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Eastern Europe
  • „New“ World: USA, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

Sherry / Port / Madeira and other fortified wines

  • Detailed product knowledge that can help you with product range configuration, whether for the trade or the hospitality industry
  • Graduates will be able to describe the characteristics for internationally important wines, and they will be able to explain what influences for style, quality and price

The aim is to gain a theoretical and practical expert knowledge to

  • assess wines professionally by considering the aspects of quality and trade price
  • answer customer questions competently and
  • select wines for various situations


SAT tasting technique for Level 3:
by tasting over 50 wines, plus sparklings and fortifieds

The two core units are:

Unit 1:

  • Production and influences on style, quality and price for the internationally most important wines, sparklings and fortifieds
  • Typical and main characteristics of these wines
  • Advising and informing customers and employees about wines

Unit 2:
Analytical tasting technique for wines using the WSET® SAT system, to be able to state and assess the characteristics of quality and value for the most important wines.

The seminar contains 14 sessions spread over 5 full days from 10 am – 6 pm.

The Level 3 course is for those who work in a leading position within the wine business or who would like to advance their career, for trainers / instructors, for purchasers and sales staff. Participants should hold the WSET ® Level 2 certificate or an equivalent qualification. Taking the WSET® Level 3 will take you to a very high level of knowledge of wines. The high acceptance of this Level qualifies you for a position within the international wine business and international wine business relations.

Furthermore, the WSET® Level 3 certificate is required, if you want to study one of the most respected courses worldwide: the WSET® Diploma (Level 4).

The exam is divided into two parts:

Theoretical Part:
50 question multiple choice paper and a paper requiring 5 short and freely written answers. For this part of the exam you will have 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete.

Practical Part: (30 min)
Blind tasting of 2 wines (red & white) using the SAT Level 3 tasting technique. For this part of the exam you will have 30 minutes to complete.

The exams will be conducted by our WSET® accredited examiner. In order to receive the WSET® Certificate, students have to pass both parts.

The course fee includes:

  • study pack, consisting of a workbook
    and study guide with sample exam questions
  • one set of official I.N.A.O. tasting glasses
  • after passing the exam, obtaining the original certificate from London

The study pack will be sent to you approximately 2 weeks prior to the course start date. In total WSET® suggests 84 hours of study time; 28 hours of which should be class room sessions and 56 hours self-studies.

It is strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the course specifications ahead of time. These can be found here.