WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
About this course
An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts. For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
What are the pre-requisites for this course?
It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.
What is included in the course?
All study materials, class instruction, tasting samples and exam fees are include in the course.
Students are required to bring 6 ISO tasting glasses to each class. Alternatively, a Cru Classe Tasting Kit can be purchased for $40 + taxes. Please indicate if you would like to purchase this Tasting Kit in your Booking Form and it will be delivered at start of the course.
How is this course evaluated?
Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a short-written answer paper. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.
What is your cancellation policy?
Our cancellation policy is as follows:
- Up to 1 month before 1st day of class commencement: 100% of course fee less $50 administration fee is refundable.
- Up to 14 days before 1st day of class commencement: 50% of course fee less $50 administration fee is refundable.
- After 14 days before 1st day of class commencement: No refund.
What are the benefits of learning with Cru Classe?
- Cru Classe is a fully accredited Approved Program Provider for WSET.
- Our principal instructor, Lara Victoria is one of Vancouver’s most highly and diversely qualified hospitality professionals. In addition to earning the WSET Diploma amongst her other qualifications, she is also a WSET Certified Educator for all levels of wines, spirits and sake certification.
- We do not sell or represent any beverage alcohol products, nor do we represent or work on behalf of any agency, winery, distillery or brewery, therefore the samples that we select for class cover an unbiased broad selection that are meant to benefit the students alone. We are also known to pour more samples of great quality products than required for the curriculum, to help our students learn better.
- Given our small class sizes we can afford focused attention to all our our students’ learning needs. We are certainly proud of the fact that we have a very good pass rate amongst our students.
This is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts. The course is divided in to 2 units: (a) Unit 1 consists of the key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling. It also explains how these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal still wines, sparkling wines and fortified wines of the world. This unit also helps the students explain wine style and quality. (b) In Unit 2, emphasis is placed on the assessment of wine using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT), to help describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality.
Tasting Technique - Introduction to Analytical Tasting
Be familiar with the ’best practice’ approach to producing a tasting note for assessment purposes and learn how to use the five-point scale effectively. Use the evidence found in a tasting note to draw conclusions on the development, quality and readiness for drinking of the wine.
The Natural Factors And Human Influences In The Vineyard
Identify the principal natural and human factors in the vineyard that are involved in the production of still wines of the world and explain how they can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.
The Human Factors In The Winery That Influence Style, Quality And Price
Explain how the choices made by the winemaker can influence the style, quality and price of still wines.
White Wines Of The World
Explain how natural and human factors influence the production of aromatic wines from the stated countries, regions and grape varieties.
Rosé And Red Wines Of The World
Explain how the natural and human factors influence the production of red and rosé wines from the stated regions and grape varieties.
The Wine Producing Regions Of The World
Learn about the premium red and white wine regions of the world.
Explain how the natural and human factors influence the production of red, rosé and white wines from the stated countries, regions and grape varieties and describe the styles of wines produced.
Explain how natural and human factors influence the production of sparkling wines from the stated countries, regions and grape varieties and describe the styles of wines produced.
Explain how the natural and human factors influence the production of fortified wines from the stated countries, regions and grape varieties and describe the styles of wines produced.