WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 718

Mondays, September 10th - February 4th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Reading Material:

Understanding Wines: Explaining Style and Quality

  • Date
  • Session
  • Topic
  • Reading
  • Monday, September 10, 2018
  • 1
  • Course Induction and Tasting Technique
  • Chap. 1-3; VIDEO: Rules of Wine Labelling*
  • Monday, September 17, 2018
  • 2
  • Natural and Human Factors in the Vineyard
  • Chap. 4-6
  • Monday, September 24, 2018
  • 3
  • Human Factors in the Winery that influence Style, Quality and Price
  • Chap. 7-11
  • Monday, October 1, 2018
  • 4
  • The White Wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux
  • Chap. 8, 13-15, 18; VIDEO: Bordeaux Classification, Burgundy Appellations
  • Monday, October 15, 2018
  • 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, Greek Wine Laws, Tokaji Sweet Wine Laws,
  • Monday, October 22, 2018
  • 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, October 29, 2018
  • 7
  • Red, White and Rosé Wines of S. Rhone Valley, S France; Red Wines of Mediterranean Spain; White Wines of Spain & Portugal
  • Chap. 9, 20-­21, 30-­31
  • Monday, November 5, 2018
  • 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, November 19, 2018
  • 9
  • Red Wines of Northern Spain; Red & White Wines of Northern Italy
  • Chap. 26­-27; VIDEOS: Spanish Wine Laws
  • Monday, November 26, 2018
  • 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, December 3, 2018
  • 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, December 10, 2018
  • 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, December 17, 2018
  • 13
  • South America; Regional Specialties of the New World
  • Chap. 36-37; Video: Chile
  • Monday, January 14, 2019
  • 14
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Chap. 41-42
  • Monday, January 28, 2019
  • 15
  • Fortified Wines
  • Chap. 43-45
  • Monday, February 4, 2019
  • 16
  • Exam
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Bring PHOTO ID

No class on Monday October 4th Columbus Day, November 12th Veteran’s Day, December 24th Christmas Eve, December 31st New Year’s Eve, January 7th and January 21st Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Dates and topics subject to change.

All sessions include tasting. Please do not wear scent.