WSET Level 3 Course (in English)

This is a professional setting course, designed to lead to a thorough understanding of a wide range of wines and spirits. The focus is on the elements that influence the style, quality and price of wines and spirits produced in the main wine-growing regions of the world. Great importance is also given to the detailed tastings, during which you will learn to identify the style and the quality level of wines and spirits in the world. Durig  the course of, they will be tasted in total  76 different wines and 6 distillates.


Main topics covered:

  • Wine production (land, viticulture, winemaking, refining and bottling, standards for labeling)
  • France, Italy, Spain and Portugal
  • Germany, Central and South-Eastern Europe
  • South Africa
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • North, South and Central America
  • Effervescent wines of the world
  • Fortified wines (liqueur)
  • Inform and advise customers and employees
  • The Systematic Approach to Tasting – how to taste wines to evaluate their quality, style and price

The course in the classroom lasts five consecutive days, from Monday to Friday, for a total of approximately 28 teaching hours.

To pass the final exam it is also necessary to dedicate – before the beginning of the course – a minimum of 55-60 hours to the individual study of the teaching material.

Keep in mind: the estimate of the hours necessary for individual study is referred to English mother tongue students. In the event that English is a second language, it may be necessary to increase them in relation to the actual degree of mastery.

The Student Pack containing the textbooks is sent to the address at the time of registration. It is highly recommended to register at least 4 weeks in advance in order to study the material in an appropriate manner. The exam takes place at the end of the course, on Friday afternoon, and consists of two parts, one of theory and a blind tasting. The theory exam is in turn divided into two parts, a multiple choice questionnaire with 50 questions, plus five open questions. The total time available for these two parts is 1 hour 45 minutes. The tasting exam includes blind tasting of two wines and the preparation of the relative tasting notes. The time available is 30 minutes. A minimum score of 55% is required for both the theory and the practical part to obtain the certificate.

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