WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

This course gives comprehensive coverage of wines, with an increased focus both on tasting technique and on factors influencing the style, quality and price of wines from major drinks regions of the world. It is considered a prerequisite for candidates planning to study for the WSET Level 4 Diploma.

This highly professional qualification is taught by MWs, MW students, WSET Diploma graduates and other senior industry specialists. This course is NOT suitable for beginners and you will need to have either completed WSET Level 2 or have a similar level of knowledge to be able to succeed in this course. If you have any questions, please email info@thewinecentre.co.za

Who it is aimed at
  • Serious wine lovers who wish to learn about wines in a rigorous and structured manner and gain an internationally-recognised wine qualification.
  • People employed in the drinks and hospitality industries in a supervisory capacity, needing core information to advise management and customers with authority and make informed selections of wines.
The Course

Each course comprises of lesson dates (see 'Lesson Dates' below) and an exam date (See 'Exam Date' below).

The lectures run for five full days from 08h30 to 1700. The exam consists of two papers; A blind Tasting paper of two wines plus a Theory paper of both multiple choice and short answer questions. A mark of 55% is required on both the Tasting and Theory papers to pass overall.

Courses
Lessons
Dates
Exam
Date
Enrolment
Deadline
Location Book
Class
Tue 09 Oct
Tue 16 Oct
Tue 23 Oct
Tue 30 Oct
Tue 06 Nov
30 Nov Closed Open Door Restaurant, Constantia Uitsig Enrolment Closed
Mon 03 Dec
Tue 04 Dec
Wed 05 Dec
Thu 06 Dec
Fri 07 Dec
10 Dec 16 Nov Somm Hospitality, Stellenbosch Book
Mon 25 Feb
Tue 26 Feb
Wed 27 Feb
Thu 28 Feb
Fri 01 Mar
04 Mar 15 Feb Dunkeld West, Johannesburg Book
Tue 12 Mar
Tue 19 Mar
Tue 26 Mar
Tue 02 Apr
Tue 09 Apr
30 Apr 01 Mar Cape Town Book
Tue 07 May
Tue 14 May
Tue 21 May
Tue 28 May
Tue 04 Jun
25 Jun 26 Apr Somm Hospitality, Stellenbosch Book
Mon 15th Jul
Tue 16th Jul
Wed 17th Jul
Thu 18th Jul
Fri 19th Jul
22 Jul 05 Jul Cape Town Book
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Topics

  1. Taste, describe and analyse wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting®
  2. Learn how to decode and understand labels
  3. Learn about the production factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine from vineyard to bottling
  4. Learn about the styles of wines produced in the key wine regions and districts of the world: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Greece, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America
  5. Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of sparkling wines from the key wine producing countries: France, Spain, Italy, Germany, New World - Australia, California, New Zealand, South Africa
  6. Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of fortified wines from the key wine producing countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Australia