Wine course WSET 3

WSET level 3 is the international training for sommeliers, importers, retailers, hospitality staff, educators, journalists, bloggers, and wine aficionados. WSET level 3 or  ‘Advanced’ is a very detailed wine course, in which you get to know all the important wine terms, so that you can have a conversation with any winemaker on the globe!

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Wine course WSET 3
€ 1.099,-
Including study book, workbook and exam
What will you learn during this course:
  • The influence of natural and human factors in the vineyard.
  • Characteristics of the most important grapes in various climates
  • Wine styles from the major wine regions worldwid
  • Production techniques of sparkling, fortified and sweet wines
  • Professional tasting with the 'Systematic Approach to Tasting'
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Wine course WSET 3

  • Including study book and workbook
  • Wine color chart© and aroma circle©
  • 3 Schott Zwiesel cristal wine glasses
  • Live virtual study guidance
  • Lessons from WSET certified teachers
  • Including exam training and exam

Practical information

TIME:9 lessons of 3 hours
LEVEL:For sommeliers, importers, store-managers, catering staff, educators, bloggers
PRE-EDUCATION:WSET 2 or equal
SELF STUDY:We recommend 120 hours of home study
TASTING WINES:Tasting wines value € 1.400 included
EXAM TRAINING:A perfect preparation for your exam

Specifications

Here you will find specifications of the WSET level 3 course.

Various top teachers for every lesson

Our level 3 teachers:

  • are the top specialists in their field
  • are highly qualified: Master of Wine, WSET Diploma Course, Weinakademiker, Magister Vini, Certified Sherry and Port Educator, etc.
  • have a lot of experience with wine, being an importer, sommelier, writer, retailer, etc.
  • have extensive experience in teaching

Your personal login page

The Wijnstudio level 3 login page for students offers several extras, including:

  • Your class schedule
  • Further details on the systematic tasting method
  • Practice exam questions
  • Exam tips & tricks

Your own tasting group

On the first day of class students will form a tasting group, that meets outside of class. Even after this course, students often keep on tasting together.

Unique Wine Studio Service: Excellent Support for WSET Level 3

Achieving WSET Level 3 requires significant dedication from the beginning of the course. Many participants juggle demanding work and busy personal lives, with time constraints often being an obstacle. At Wijnstudio Level 3, each participant has the opportunity to take part in three valuable online sessions, led by a certified WSET educator. During these sessions, an online group environment is provided for questions, discussions, and interaction among fellow participants.

Wijnstudio Service – First Online Training: Study Guidance
During the initial training, at the beginning of the program, you will receive guidance on effective study methods. Topics such as group study, the use of flashcards, and creating mind maps are discussed and explained.

Wijnstudio Service – Second Online Training: Exam Preparation
This session provides comprehensive exam preparation. You will gain insight into what to expect during the exam, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to achieve the best results.

Wijnstudio Service – Third Online Training: Exam Training
This online exam training includes a practical section where you taste two wines, similar to the exam, followed by a theoretical practice test. During this session, tasting notes are discussed, with a focus on answering the open questions, which are further explained and clarified.

A sommelier-level course

The Advanced course WSET level 3 is an intensive course, it is a big step in level from WSET level 2, and an even bigger step from SDEN 3 to WSET level 3. A condition for successfully completing your studies is  to prepare every lesson.  Eventually, have your questions ready for the teacher. It is strongly recommended to start reading and learning as soon as you receive the book, and to make a lesson schedule. We advise 9 hours of self-study per week.

What will you learn in this WSET Advanced Course?

The International Wine Certificate teaches you the facts. The Advanced Course teaches you to see and explain the connections.  As WSET explains it: level 2 is telling  you What, level 3 is teaching Why.

Factors that influence the style, quality and price of wine

The topics of this training are broadly:

  • systematic, professional wine tasting
  • the basic principles of wine and food
  • viticulture: vineyard management, grapes, climate, soil
  • vinification: fermentation, cellar techniques, style differences through winemaking
  • legislation, labels, marketing

Wine regions, wines and grape varieties in the world

  • France: all major wine regions
  • Germany, Austria, Greece
  • Italy, Spain, Portugal
  • United States
  • Chile, Argentina
  • South Africa
  • Australia, New Zealand

Sparkling, sweet and fortified wines

  • production and cellar techniques of sparkling wines
  • Champagne
  • sparkling wines of the world
  • sweet wines, maturation, grape management, winemaking techniques, styles
  • Sherry, Port, Muscat: wine regions, winemaking techniques, styles
  • Exam training

The exam training takes place online, including wines that are sent by post. We will be training on tasting: how much time is available, how to make the correct tasting notes. And we practice the open questions: what exactly is being asked, how to form a good answer.
The exam training is not a standard offering from the WSET, but an extra module of the Wijnstudio.

WSET level 3: ready for Diploma Course

If you have successfully completed level 3, you will be admitted to WSET level 4: Diploma Course, the highest international wine course before Master of Wine. Moreover,  immediately afterward, it is possible to become a Weinakademiker, by writing a dissertation.

This course takes place in Austria, in the famous Rust. Another option is the module in which you will be taught at several famous international wine locations: the wine university in Geisenheim (D) the Weinakademie in Rust (AUS), Palais Coburg in Vienna, (AUS), Campus Wädenswil in Gruental (SW), Kloster Neustift in Bolzano (IT), Palazzo Antinori in Firenze (IT).

Scholarships for Wijnstudio students

The Wijnstudio has a collaboration with the Austrian Weinakademie, especially for Wijnstudio students, several scholarships of € 1000 each are yearly available,

Teaching materials and glasses

As soon as we have received your registration and payment, you will have access to your online teaching materials so that you can immediately start learning and making a plan. After payment, we will send the necessary study materials to you, enabling you to immediately begin your studies. In the first lesson you will receive a box with 3 Schott Zwiesel tasting glasses.

Course price is all-in

The Wijnstudio is a recognized educational institute and VAT exempt, so no VAT will be added to the course price.

Availability

Start date: Tue 17 September 2024
Location: Wine and Roses (Amsterdam)
Enrol
Lesson 1: viticulture, systematic approach to taste wine
Tue 17 September
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Study guidance part one: efficient learning
Tue 24 September
18:30
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Lesson 2: vinification, systematic approach to taste wine
Tue 1 October
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 3: Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Loire
Tue 8 October
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 4: Rhône, South of France, Spain and Portugal
Tue 22 October
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 5: Germany, Alsace, Austria
Tue 5 November
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 6: Italy
Tue 12 November
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 7: North and South America, Canada
Tue 19 November
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 8: Australia, New Zeeland, South Africa
Tue 3 December
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Study guidance part two: your guide to surviving exam storms
Tue 10 December
18:30
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Lesson 9: sparkling, fortified
Tue 7 January
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Mock exam - online
Sat 11 January
10:00
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Exam
Sat 25 January
10:00
EXPO Houten, Meidoornkade 24, Meidoornkade 24, Houten
Start date: Tue 17 September 2024
Location: NOTK (Rotterdam)
Enrol
Lesson 1: viticulture, systematic approach to taste wine
Tue 17 September
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Study guidance part one: efficient learning
Tue 24 September
18:30
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Lesson 2: vinification, systematic approach to taste wine
Tue 1 October
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 3: Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Loire
Tue 8 October
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 4: Rhône, South of France, Spain and Portugal
Tue 15 October
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 5: Germany, Alsace, Austria
Tue 29 October
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 6: Italy
Tue 5 November
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 7: North and South America, Canada
Tue 12 November
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 8: Australia, New Zeeland, South Africa
Tue 26 November
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Study guidance part two: your guide to surviving exam storms
Tue 10 December
18:30
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Lesson 9: sparkling, fortified
Tue 7 January
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Mock exam - online
Sat 11 January
10:00
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Exam
Sat 25 January
10:00
EXPO Houten, Meidoornkade 24, Meidoornkade 24, Houten
Start date: Tue 4 March 2025
Location: Wine and Roses (Amsterdam)
Enrol
Lesson 1: viticulture, systematic approach to taste wine
Tue 4 March
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Study guidance part one: efficient learning
Tue 11 March
20:30
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Lesson 2: vinification, systematic approach to taste wine
Tue 18 March
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 3: Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Loire
Tue 25 March
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 4: Rhône, South of France, Spain and Portugal
Tue 1 April
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 5: Germany, Alsace, Austria
Tue 15 April
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 6: Italy
Tue 6 May
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 7: North and South America, Canada
Tue 13 May
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 8: Australia, New Zeeland, South Africa
Tue 20 May
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Lesson 9: sparkling, fortified
Tue 27 May
19:30
Wine and Roses, van Woustraat 163, Amsterdam
Study guidance part two: your guide to surviving exam storms
Tue 3 June
20:30
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Mock exam - online
Sat 14 June
10:00
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Exam
Sat 28 June
10:00
EXPO Houten, Meidoornkade 24, Meidoornkade 24, Houten
Start date: Tue 4 March 2025
Location: NOTK (Rotterdam)
Enrol
Lesson 1: viticulture, systematic approach to taste wine
Tue 4 March
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Study guidance part one: efficient learning
Tue 11 March
20:30
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Lesson 2: vinification, systematic approach to taste wine
Tue 18 March
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 3: Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Loire
Tue 25 March
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 4: Rhône, South of France, Spain and Portugal
Tue 1 April
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 5: Germany, Alsace, Austria
Tue 8 April
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 6: Italy
Tue 15 April
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 7: North and South America, Canada
Tue 13 May
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 8: Australia, New Zeeland, South Africa
Tue 20 May
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Lesson 9: sparkling, fortified
Tue 27 May
19:30
NOTK, Delistraat 20, Rotterdam
Study guidance part two: your guide to surviving exam storms
Tue 3 June
20:30
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Mock exam - online
Sat 14 June
10:00
Online cursus, geen, locatie
Exam
Sat 28 June
10:00
EXPO Houten, Meidoornkade 24, Meidoornkade 24, Houten