WSET Level 3 Award in Wines®

Information:
40 hours / 70 Wines
Price:
1.270,50€

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.

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
September 16th to November 11th 2019 (Mondays - Course in Spanish)

COURSE REFERENCE: MADRID 3W190916

SCHEDULE: Mondays from 15h to 20h

EXAM: Monday November 11th, from 15 a 18

Madrid
November 15th to December 20th 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays - Course in Spanish)

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