WSET Level 3 Wines Course
In 15 classes, this course expands on your Level 2 knowledge by exploring more wine regions and wines, while examining the influences that make each wine taste the way it does.
Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person classes are suspended and IWC staff are working remotely. Many classes are continuing in a participatory Zoom webinar format. Please check you class page for schedule details. New webinar options are being offered regularly.
- At least 21 years of age AND
- A passing grade in the WSET® Level 2 Intermediate Course in Wines & Spirits; OR
- Successful completion of the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) course of the Society of Wine Educators; OR
- Successful completion of a WSET-sanctioned entrance exam.
Complete Enrollment Agreement
- Select and complete the corresponding Enrollment Agreement for your course – Signed three times on second page.
- This must be completed. You will need to upload it during the registration process.
Registration Fee: $100.00
Study Kit: $195.98
Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of the International Wine Center.
Exam Date & Time
Mock Exam Date: To Be Determined
Exam Date: To Be Determined
Time: 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Format: Blind tasting exam, two wines, 30 minutes; Theory exam 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short-written answer questions, in 2 hours
Opt-Out Date: TBD
Detailed Course Schedule
Date:Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Topic:Course induction and Tasting Technique.
VIDEO: Rules of Wine Labelling
Date:Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Topic:Natural and Human Factors in the Vineyard.
Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Topic:Human Factors in the Winery that Influence Style, Quality and Price.
Date:Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Topic:The White Wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux.
Chap. 8, 13-15
VIDEOs: Bordeaux Classification, Burgundy Appellations
Date:Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Topic:The White Wines of Germany, Alsace and the Tokaj region of Hungary.
Chap. 8, 17, 22-25
VIDEO: Alsatian Appellations, German Wine Laws, Austrian Wine Laws, Tokaj Sweet Wine Laws
Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Topic:Red & Rosé Wines of Bordeaux, South West France, and the Loire Valley.
Chap. 9, 12-14
VIDEOS: French Wine Laws, Bordeaux Classification
Date:Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Topic:Red Wines of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Red and White Wine of the Northern Rhône Valley.
Chap. 9, 15-16, 19
VIDEO: Hierarchy of Burgundy Appellations
Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Topic:Red, White and Rosé Wines of Southern Rhône Valley, Southern France, Red Wines of Mediterranean Spain, White Wines of Spain and Portugal.
Chap. 9, 20-21, 30-31
Date:Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Topic:Red Wines of Northern Spain, Red & White Wines of Northern Italy.
VIDEO: Spanish Wine Laws
Date:Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Topic:Red & White Wines of Central & Southern Italy, Portuguese Reds, Greek Reds & Whites.
Chap. 25, 28-29, 31.
VIDEOS: Italian and Greek Wine Laws
Date:Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Premium Red Wine Regions of North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Chap. 32-35, 38-40
VIDEOS: USA and Canada Wine Laws, Australia Wine Laws
Date:Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Premium White Wine Regions of North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Chap. 32-35, 38-40
VIDEOS: USA and Canada Wine Laws, South Africa and Australia Wine Laws
Date:Tuesday, April 28, 2020
South America; Regional Specialties of the New World.
Date:Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Date:Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Date:Thursday, January 1, 1970
Topic:Exam date: TBD
Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Bring PHOTO ID
Dates and Topics subject to change.
All sessions include tasting. Please do not wear scent.
Study pack contents:
- Textbook: Understanding Wines – Explaining Style & Quality
- Course Specification booklet
- Student Workbook
- Laminated SAT Card
Refund Policy & Student Disclosure
Please download the Student Disclosure document from the link below. This is an official document for all students registered in Private Career Schools licensed by the NYS Department of Education.
If your study plans are suddenly interrupted, you may seek a refund. When withdrawing from a class, please be aware that you must submit a written notice of withdrawal from the registered class and a written request for a refund. More details can be found by clicking the Refund Policy link.Refund PolicyStudent DisclosureIWC Catalog