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.
Class is delivered remotely via live Zoom webinar. Wine tasting samples will be available for pick-up on scheduled days & times.
- 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
Course Enrollment Deadline is September 21, 2020.
- 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: $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: February 1, 2021, at 1:00pm
Exam Date: February 8, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Format: Blind tasting exam, two wines, 30 minutes; Theory exam 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short-written answer questions, in 2 hours
Exam Opt-Out Date: January 7, 2021
Detailed Course Schedule
Date:Monday, October 5, 2020
Topic:Course induction and Tasting Technique.
VIDEO: Rules of Wine Labelling
Date:Monday, October 12, 2020
Topic:Natural and Human Factors in the Vineyard.
Date:Monday, October 19, 2020
Topic:Human Factors in the Winery that Influence Style, Quality and Price.
Date:Monday, October 26, 2020
Topic:The White Wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux.
Chap. 8, 13-15, 18
VIDEOs: Bordeaux Classification, Burgundy Appellations
Date:Monday, November 2, 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:Monday, November 9, 2020
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:Monday, November 16, 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:Monday, November 23, 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:Monday, November 30, 2020
Topic:Red Wines of Northern Spain, Red & White Wines of Northern Italy.
VIDEO: Spanish Wine Laws
Date:Monday, December 7, 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:Monday, December 14, 2020
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:Monday, January 4, 2021
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:Monday, January 11, 2021
Topic:South America; Regional Specialties of the New World.
Date:Monday, January 18, 2021
Date:Monday, January 25, 2021
Date:Monday, February 8, 2021
Topic:Exam date: February 8, 2021
Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Bring PHOTO ID.
No class on December 21 or 28, 2020.
Dates and Topics subject to change.
All sessions include tasting. Please do not wear scent.
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.Refund PolicyStudent DisclosureIWC Catalog