Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Level III, Award in Wines

Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Level III, Award in Wines
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Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Level III: Award in Wines

Presented by WSET Certified Educator

Upcoming Course Date(s):


October 6, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm
October 20, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm
October 27, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm
November 3rd 10:00am-5:00pm
November 9th 2:00pm-5:00pm - review session

November 10th 3:00pm-5:00pm - exam
Deadline for registration is October 1, 2019

Level 3 Award in Wines Overview:


This advanced course provides a comprehensive look at the world of wines with an intense focus on systematically and professionally tasting wines. In-depth lectures and discussions covering wines of the world are designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines of the world and their commercial importance.

The course covers the major grapes and wine styles produced around the world, including what influences the style and quality of these wines and the prices procured for them. In addition, this course will develop to a high-level your ability to describe wine accurately, and account in detail for the style, quality, and price of wines. Our experienced educators will assist you to develop your analytic tasting abilities through a carefully selected series of more than 80 wine samples.

This course is recommended for those who have earned the Level II Certificate, or have a good foundation of wine knowledge.  Successful candidates receive the Level III Certificate of the WSET. 

Earn A Credential In Wine: 


Candidates who successfully complete the certification course and pass the examination will have gained:

-WSET certificate and

-lapel pin 

-ability to use the associated WSET certified logo

-High level training in the broad range of wine styles and the knowledge to help you in sales, hospitality and wholesale areas of the industry

-Tutored blind tasting experiences using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

-Ability to describe the characteristics of the principal wines of the world and provide information on the key factors influencing style, quality and value

-Ability to make appropriate wine recommendations to management, answer customer questions and make informed selections of wine and spirits in a variety of situations

-Ability to move on to the Level 4 Diploma

Is This Program Right for YOU:


This advanced course is especially recommended for anyone wishing to hold knowledge of the main wine styles of the world and to master a systematic approach to tasting that lets students access quality and price of wines. 

This course is mainly designed to equip those employed around the world in the wine industry with the authority and confidence to make informed decisions in a wide variety of trade situations. For those in a supervisory capacity, or those wishing to advance to such a position, the course provides the skills to advise management or customers on wine selections. Additionally, this course is also ideal for wine collectors or wine enthusiasts who wish to gain a better knowledge of wine and to recognize various wines around the world and the ability to access their quality and the price being asked for such wines.

Holding the WSET Level 2 certification or equivalent experience is strongly recommended. 

Course Syllabus:


Labeling Regulations and Tasting Technique

Viticulture and Vinification

France General

Bordeaux and Southwest France

Loire and Rhone Valleys and the South of France

Burgundy and Alsace

Italy

Spain and Portugal

Germany and Other European Union Countries

Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

North and South Americas

Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Learning Objectives:


  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • The key characteristics of the principal:
    • still wines of the world
    • sparkling wines of the world
    • fortified wines of the world
  • How to apply your understanding to make authoritative recommendations
  • How to taste wines and evaluate quality, identity and price, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

The Exam:


The exam will be three hours and includes multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, and a blind tasting of two wines.

Cost:


The cost for this program is $1,400 and includes:

-Level III study guide (domestic shipping included)

-Level III workbook

-Detailed wine maps

-Self-assessment questions and answers

-Four guided tasting sessions (including nearly 100 different wines!)

-Examination fee

Lunch is not included. Please bring your lunch or you can purchase lunch nearby. 

Company group discount is available for 8 or more students.  Please call us for details. WSET courses are not eligible for additional discounts or promotions. Financing is available.

Location:


The classes will be held at the Atlanta Wine School located at:

Vino Venue
4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770-668-0435