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Level 3

This course is best for students who hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.  The course provides detailed analysis of the principal wines and spirits of the world.   Students will also benefit from in-depth tastings where they will learn to identify product style and quality.

Unit 1 – Wines and Spirits of the World

  • Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation and bottling, labelling regulations)

  • France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America

  • Sparkling Wines

  • Fortified (Liqueur) Wines

  • Spirits and Liqueurs

  • Information and Advice for Customers and Staff


  Unit 2 – Tasting and Evaluating Wines of the World

  • WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting – how to taste wines and evaluate the quality, style and price










Class Outline

Formal Assessment:  

  • Multiple choice paper of 50 questions and a question paper requiring short written answers

  • Blind tasting paper of two wines

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