WSET Level 3 Award in Wines®

Information:
40 hours / 70 Wines
Price:
1.335,00€

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is a course for wine professionals (also accessed by intrepid wine enthusiasts, who have obtained the previous WSET qualifications) designed to give a thorough understanding of the key factors in the production of wine, from viticulture through to wine production. The course will then focus on how these factors account for the style, quality and price of wine, and how they manifest themselves in each of the principal wine producing regions of the world. By the end of the course, students will have learned to accurately and objectively describe the wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® and to make professional decisions based on these facts.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course students will be able to:

•    Identify the principal natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery that are involved in the production of the still wines of the world, and explain how they can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.

•    Identify and describe the characteristics of the still wines produced in the principal wine producing regions of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.

•    Identify and describe the characteristics of the principal sparkling wines of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.

•    Identify and describe the characteristics of the principal fortified wines of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery and law can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.

•    Demonstrate the ability to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wines.

•    Use the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® in order to describe the key characteristics of any principal still wine of the world. Draw conclusions on quality, identification, origin and price of the principal wines of the world. Write relevant and objective tasting notes.

LANGUAGE OPTIONS

The Wine Studio offers courses in both Spanish and English. Regardless of the language of a particular course however, students may receive the study material and sit the final exam in the language of their choice. For example, a student may wish to enjoy the benefits of a course offered in English yet choose to receive their study material and sit the final exam in Spanish.

If you choose to sit the final exam in a language that is different from the course language, you must make this request at least one month prior to the exam date. If you wish to receive your study material in a different language, you must make this request upon signing up for the course. In the event that a student needs to resit an exam, the choice of language cannot be modified.  

EXAMINATION

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines will be assessed by a closed-book theory examination and a tasting examination. The closed-book theory examination comprises 50 multiple-choice questions, as well as four questions requiring short written answers. In order to gain an overall pass a candidate must achieve a pass mark of 55 per cent in both the theory and the tasting examination. The exams will be sent from WSET offices in London and resent there to be corrected.

CONTENT

Session 1    Course Induction and Tasting Technique

Session 2    Natural Factors and Human Influences in the Vineyard

Session 3    Human Factors in the Winery that Influence Style, Quality and Price

Session 4    Germany, Alsace, Austria and the Region of Tokaj (Hungary)

Session 5    Burgundy

Session 6    Bordeaux and South West France

Session 7    The Loire Valley, the Rhone Valley, and Southern France

Session 8    Italy

Session 9    Spain, Portugal, and Greece

Session 10   Introduction to the New World and North America

Session 11   South America and South Africa

Session 12   Australia and New Zealand

Session 13   Sparkling Wines of the World

Session 14   Fortified Wines of the World

Session 15   (Created by The Wine Studio): Preparation of theory and tasting examinations





Dates and enrollment
Madrid
November 15th to December 20th 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays - Course in Spanish)
FULL
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COURSE REFERENCE: MADRID 3W191115

SCHEDULE: Fridays November 15th, 22nd, 29th, and December 13th from 15h to 20h. Saturdays November 16th, 23rd, 30th and December 14th from 9h to 14h. 

EXAM: Friday December 20th, from 15h to 18h

Logroño
January 10th to February 14th 2020 (Fridays and Saturdays - Course in Spanish)

COURSE REFERENCE: LOGROÑO 3W200110

SCHEDULE: Fridays from 15h to 20h, Saturdays from 9h to 14h.  

EXAM: Friday February 14th, from 11h to 14h.

Madrid
February 14th to March 13th 2020 (Fridays and Saturdays - Course in English)

COURSE REFERENCE: MADRID 3W0200214

SCHEDULE: Fridays from 15h to 20h and Saturdays from 9h to 14h.

EXAM: Friday March 13th from 15h to 18h.

Madrid
January 13th to March 9th 2020 (Mondays - Course in Spanish)

COURSE REFERENCE: MADRID 3W200113

SCHEDULE: Mondays from 15h to 20h

EXAM: Monday March 9th from 15h to 18h

Madrid
May 22nd to June 19th 2020 (Fridays and Saturdays - Course in Spanish)

COURSE REFERENCE: MADRID 3W200522

SCHEDULE: Fridays from 15h to 20h and Saturdays from 9h to 14h 

EXAM: Friday June 19th from 15h to 18h