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: Class enrollment deadline is August 28, 2023
- 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 once on second page where indicated.
- This must be completed. You will need to upload it during the registration process.
Registration Fee: $100
Study Kit: $198
Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of International Wine Center.
Exam Date & Time
Mock Exam Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 6:00PM
Exam Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
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: November 27, 2023
Detailed Course Schedule
Date:Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Topic:Course induction and Tasting Technique.
VIDEO: Rules of Wine Labelling
Date:Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Topic:Natural and Human Factors in the Vineyard.
Date:Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Topic:Human Factors in the Winery that Influence Style, Quality and Price.
Date:Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Topic:The White Wines of Germany, Alsace and the Tokaj region of Hungary.
Chap. 8, 17, 22-25.
VIDEO: Alsatian Appellations, German Wine
Date:Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Topic:The White Wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux.
Chap. 8, 13-15, 18
VIDEOs: Bordeaux Classification, Burgundy
Date:Wednesday, October 11, 2023
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:Wednesday, October 18, 2023
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:Wednesday, October 25, 2023
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:Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Topic:Red Wines of Northern Spain, Red & White Wines of Northern Italy.
VIDEO: Spanish Wine Laws
Date:Wednesday, November 8, 2023
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:Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Topic:Premium Red Wine Regions of North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Chap. 32-35, 38-40
VIDEOS: USA and Canada Wine Laws
Date:Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Topic:No Class This Week
Date:Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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:Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Topic:South America; Regional Specialties of the New World.
Date:Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Topic:Bonus Session: Mock Tasting and SWA Theory Exam at 6:00PM
Date:Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Date:Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Topic:No Class This Week
Date:Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Date:Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Topic:L3 Exam: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 6:00PM
Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Bring PHOTO ID.
Study pack contents:
- Textbook: Understanding Wines – Explaining Style & Quality
- Course Specification booklet
- Student Workbook
- Laminated SAT Card
Refund Policy & Student Disclosure
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 PolicyIWC Catalog
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