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 exam consists of two parts. 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 15th Aug
Tue 22nd Aug
Tue 12th Sep
Tue 19th Sep
Tue 26th Sep
10th Oct 09 Aug SOMM Hospitality Enterprises Book
Mon 04th Sep
Tue 05th Sep
Wed 06th Sep
Thu 07th Sep
Fri 08th Sep
11th Sep 25 Aug The Maslow Hotel Sandton Book
Mon 06th Nov
Tue 07th Nov
Wed 08th Nov
Thu 09th Nov
Fri 10th Nov
13th Nov 25 Oct 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