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.
This is a live, in-classroom course with limited attendance.
Please note: Class enrollment deadline is January 13, 2022
- 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
Be sure to register early. Availability is first come first serve.
- Select and complete the corresponding Enrollment Agreement for your course– Sign 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: $198.00
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: Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 6:00 PM
Exam Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Exam Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Format: Blind tasting exam, two wines, 30 minutes; Theory exam 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short-written answer questions, in 2 hours
Exam Deferment deadline: April 21, 2022
Detailed Course Schedule
Date:Thursday, January 20, 2022
Topic:Course induction and Tasting Technique.
VIDEO: Rules of Wine Labelling
Date:Thursday, January 27, 2022
Topic:Natural and Human Factors in the Vineyard.
Date:Thursday, February 3, 2022
Topic:Human Factors in the Winery that Influence Style, Quality and Price.
Date:Thursday, February 10, 2022
Topic:The White Wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux.
Chap. 8, 13-15, 18
VIDEOs: Bordeaux Classification, Burgundy Appellations
Date:Thursday, February 17, 2022
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:Thursday, February 24, 2022
Date:Thursday, March 3, 2022
Topic:Red & Rosé Wines of Bordeaux, South West France, and the Loire Valley.
Chap. 9, 12-14, 18
VIDEOS: French Wine Laws, Bordeaux Classification
Date:Thursday, March 10, 2022
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:Thursday, March 17, 2022
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:Thursday, March 24, 2022
Topic:Red Wines of Northern Spain, Red & White Wines of Northern Italy.
VIDEO: Spanish Wine Laws
Date:Thursday, March 31, 2022
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:Thursday, April 7, 2022
Topic:Premium Red Wine Regions of North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Chap. 32-35, 38-40
VIDEOS: USA and Canada Wine Laws and Australia Wine Laws
Date:Thursday, April 14, 2022
Date:Thursday, April 21, 2022
Topic: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, Australia Wine Laws
Date:Thursday, April 28, 2022
Topic:South America; Regional Specialties of the New World.
Date:Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Topic:Mock Tasting and SWA Theory Exam at 6:00PM
Date:Thursday, May 5, 2022
Date:Thursday, May 12, 2022
Date:Thursday, May 19, 2022
Topic:L3 Exam date: May 19, 2022
Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Bring PHOTO ID.
Any wine-tasting content that applies to topics covered in Zoom sessions will be provided in-person when circumstances permit.
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.Student DisclosureIWC Catalog
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