WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 918

Wednesdays, October 17th - March 6th, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Reading Material:

Understanding Wines: Explaining Style and Quality

  • Date
  • Session
  • Topic
  • Reading
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • 1
  • Course Induction and Tasting Technique
  • Chap. 1-3; VIDEO: Rules of Wine Labelling
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • 2
  • Natural and Human Factors in the Vineyard
  • Chap. 4-6
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • 3
  • Human Factors in the Winery that influence Style, Quality and Price
  • Chap. 7-11
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • 4
  • The White Wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux
  • Chap. 8, 13-15, 18; VIDEO: Bordeaux Classification, Burgundy Appellations
  • Wednesday, November 28, 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, Tokaj Sweet Wine Laws
  • Wednesday, December 5, 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
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • 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
  • Wednesday, December 19, 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
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • 9
  • Red Wines of Northern Spain; Red & White Wines of Northern Italy
  • Chap. 26­-27; VIDEOS: Spanish Wine Laws
  • Wednesday, January 23, 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
  • Wednesday, January 30, 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
  • Wednesday, February 6, 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
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • 13
  • South America; Regional Specialties of the New World
  • Chap. 36-37; Video: Chile
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • 14
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Chap. 41-42
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • 15
  • Fortified Wines
  • Chap. 43-45
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • 16
  • Exam
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Bring PHOTO ID

No class on Wednesday November 7th, November 21st, December 26th, January 2nd and January 9th.

Dates and topics subject to change.

All sessions include tasting. Please do not wear scent.