WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 219

Mondays, January 14th - May 13th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Reading Material:

Understanding Wines: Explaining Style and Quality

  • Date
  • Session
  • Topic
  • Reading
  • Monday, January 14, 2019
  • 1
  • Course Induction and Tasting Technique
  • Chap. 1-3; VIDEO: Rules of Wine Labelling
  • Monday, January 28, 2019
  • 2
  • Natural and Human Factors in the Vineyard
  • Chap. 4-6
  • Monday, February 4, 2019
  • 3
  • Human Factors in the Winery that influence Style, Quality and Price
  • Chap. 7-11
  • Monday, February 11, 2019
  • 4
  • The White Wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux
  • Chap. 8, 13-15, 18; VIDEO: Bordeaux Classification, Burgundy Appellations
  • Monday, February 25, 2019
  • 5
  • The White Wines of Germany, Alsace, Austria and the Tokaj region of Hungary
  • Chap. 8, 17, 22­-25; VIDEO: Alsatian Appellations, German Wine Laws, Austrian Wine Laws, Tokaj Sweet Wine Laws
  • Monday, March 4, 2019
  • 6
  • Red & Rosé Wines of Bordeaux, South West France, and the Loire Valley
  • Chap. 9, 12­-14, 18; VIDEOS: French Wine Laws, Bordeaux Classification
  • Monday, March 11, 2019
  • 7
  • Red, White and Rosé Wines of S. Rhone Valley, S France; Red Wines of Mediterranean Spain; White Wines of Spain and Portugal
  • Chap. 9, 20-­21, 30-­31
  • Monday, March 18, 2019
  • 8
  • Red Wines of Burgundy and Beaujolais; Red and White Wine of the N. Rhone Valley
  • Chap. 9, 15­-16, 19; VIDEOS: Hierarchy of Burgundy Appellations
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
  • 9
  • Red Wines of Northern Spain; Red & White Wines of Northern Italy
  • Chap. 26­-27; VIDEOS: Spanish Wine Laws
  • Monday, April 1, 2019
  • 10
  • Red & White Wines of Central & S. Italy; Portuguese Reds; Greek Reds & Whites
  • Chap. 25, 28-29; 31; VIDEO: Italian and Greek Wine Laws
  • Monday, April 8, 2019
  • 11
  • 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 and Australia Wine Laws
  • Monday, April 15, 2019
  • 12
  • Premium Red Wine Regions of North America, Australia and New Zealand
  • Chap. 32­-35, 38-40; VIDEOS: USA and Canada Wine Laws, South Africa and Australia Wine Laws
  • Monday, April 22, 2019
  • 13
  • South America; Regional Specialties of the New World
  • Chap. 36-37; Video: Chile
  • Monday, April 29, 2019
  • 14
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Chap. 41-42
  • Monday, May 6, 2019
  • 15
  • Fortified Wines
  • Chap. 43-45
  • Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Exam
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Bring PHOTO ID

No class on January 21st and February 18th.

Dates and topics subject to change.

All sessions include tasting. Please do not wear scent.