WSET level 3 Award in WinesFree
About this course
WSET level 3 Award in Wines
Get a deeper understanding of the wines and wine regions of the world. In Bordeaux or Toulouse, benefit from an intensive 5 days course mixing tasting practice and theory content.
This qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing, winemaking and the diversity of wines produced in the world. Tasting through systematic approach occupies an important part of the programme. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.
You are active (working or unemployed) in France, and you wish to have your course financed within the framework of vocational training aid? This training can be financed through various means, including your Personal Training Account (CPF)
Accessibility of the course to people with disabilities.
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Syllabus 2020 – 2021
Identify the principal natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery that are involved in the production of still wines and explain how they can influence style, quality and price of a wine
– Natural factors in the vineyard: The vine, climate, weather, soil
– Human factors in the vineyard: Grape-growing techniques
– Human factors in the winery: Winemaking and ageing techniques and options
Identify and describe the characteristics of still, sparkling and fortified wines produced in the main regions of the world and explain their style, quality and price.
– France (Bordeaux, South West, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Alsace, Loire, Rhône, South of France)
– Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece
– Italy (Piemonte, Trentino, Veneto, Tuscany, Campania, Sicily, etc)
– Spain & Portugal
– USA (California, Oregon, Washington, New York) & Canada
– Chile& Argentina
– South Africa, Australia, New ZealandSPARKLING WINES :
– Production: Traditional method, Transfer method, Tank method, Asti method, Carbonation
– France (Champagne, Crémant, Loire)
– Spain (Cava)
– Italy (Asti, Prosecco)
– Germany (Sekt)
– New World (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, California)FORTIFIED WINES :
– Production: sweetness, fortification, ageing options
– Fortified Muscats
Demonstrate the ability to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wines
– Making wine recommendations
– Common faults of a wine
– Principles of food and wine pairing
– Social and health issues
Taste and accurately describe the key characteristics of the principal still wines of the world and assess the quality and readiness for drinking For Sparkling and Fortified wines separately:
– Evaluate the appearance of a wine
– Evaluation a wine on the nose
– Evaluate a wine on the palate
– Make a reasoned conclusion (quality, readiness for drinking)
Upon registration at a WSET Level 3 Award in wines qualification, you’ll receive a study pack essential to your preparation.
It contains 3 items:
- The book «Understanding wines: explain style and quality» that covers the whole program. You must read the book before the course starts.This book is also considered as an “essential to wine knowledge” among the industry
- The « Study Guide », that contains good tips for the exam and precise vineyard maps that will help you in following the course
- Tasting sheet « Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine » which will be used during the course
Note that WSET recommends that a student should allocate a minimum 50 hours of private study time. It’s therefore very important that you read the main book before the course starts and you’re confident with the topics which are covered. This will ensure a much more dynamic and profitable tuition time and a better group interaction.
You can also access the videos on www.wsetglobal.com/knowledge-centre/videos/ or on Youtube Channel: WSET 3 Minute Wine School.
- Type: Theory and Practical assessments
- Theory: 50 MCQ + 4 short written answer questions
- Practical: Blind tasting of 2 wines
- Duration : 2h30
- Pass marks: 55% in each part
- Resit : possible