WSET® Level 3 Advanced Course

Who It’s For:

Wine professionals and consumers who have a broad foundation of wine knowledge — including appellation systems, major wine-producing regions and grape types — and are experienced in tasting technique. This course will provide them with in-depth product knowledge to underpin job skills such as product selection in the retail and hospitality sectors. Successful students will be in a position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of wines in a variety of situations.

What You’ll Learn:

WSET has updated the Level 3 course to provide students with enhanced opportunity to develop professional skills. For more information click here.

Besides building your skills, this course provides a thorough understanding of the principal wines of the world, and their commercial importance in the world market.

Specifically, it covers:

  • The natural factors and human processes in the vineyard and the winery that influence the style, quality and price of wines.
  • The characteristics of the world’s major sparking, still and fortified wines and how aspects of grapegrowing, winemaking, law and commerce contribute to the wines’ style, quality and price.
  • Details of wine service and storage relevant for advising customers and staff.
  • How to evaluate quality, style and price in the glass. Six wines are tasted in each class session.

Class Format:

37.5 hours of class time and a two-and-one-half-hours exam. The exam has two parts: a practical tasting of two blinded wines; and a written exam composed of 50 multiple-choice questions and four short-answer questions.

What You’ll Achieve:

  • The professional ability to describe the characteristics of key wines from the principal regions of the world and explain the reasons for their style, quality and value.
  • Professional skills to advise management, answer customer queries authoritatively, and make informed selections of wines in a variety of situations.
  • The ability to evaluate wines by tasting and to judge their quality and readiness for drinking.
  • Candidates who successfully complete both units of the exam will receive the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines.

The WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines is a prerequisite for the WSET® Level 4 (Diploma) course.

Entrance Requirements:

  1. At least 21 years of age AND
  2. A passing grade in the WSET® Level 2 Intermediate Course in Wines & Spirits; OR
  3. Successful completion of the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) course of the Society of Wine Educators; OR
  4. Successful completion of a WSET-sanctioned entrance exam.

Pricing for the WSET® Level 3 Wines Course:

Registration Fee: $100.00
Exam: $235.00
Study Kit: $204.69
Tuition: $1160.00
Total: $1699.69

WSET® Level 3 Advanced Course in Wines adheres to the Term-based Refund Policy.  For details see out policy.

Following are current in-session and upcoming classes. If you don’t see a class that fits your schedule, check back soon; new classes are constantly being added!

Current Course Offerings

  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 217    Starts 01/25/2017

    Starts: 01/25/2017
    Schedule: Wednesdays, January 25th - May 10th, 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 - 8:30pm Wednesday, May 17. If you are unable to sit the exam Wednesday, May 17 you may withdraw without penalty by April 28. After April 28, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.
    Availability: Class Full

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    No classes on April 26th.
    *Registered students will receive video links*

  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 317 AM    Starts 03/07/2017

    Starts: 03/07/2017
    Schedule: Tuesdays, March 7th - June 27th, 10:30am - 1:00pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 10:30am - 1:00pm Tuesday, July 11. If you are unable to sit the exam Tuesday, July 11 you may withdraw without penalty by June 22. After June 22, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.
    Availability: Open for Registration

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    No classes on April 25th, June 13th, and July 4th.
    *Registered students will receive video links*

  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 417    Starts 05/01/2017

    Starts: 05/01/2017
    Schedule: Mondays, May 1st - August 21th, 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 - 8:30pm Monday, Aug 28. If you are unable to sit the exam Monday, Aug 28 you may withdraw without penalty by Aug 9. After Aug 9, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.
    Availability: Open for Registration

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    No classes on May 29th, July 3th.
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  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 517    Starts 06/21/2017

    Starts: 06/21/2017
    Schedule: Wednesdays, June 21st - October 11th, 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 - 8:30pm Wednesday, Oct 18. If you are unable to sit the exam Wednesday, Oct 18 you may withdraw without penalty by Sept 29. After Sept 29, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.
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    No classes on August 30th, September 20th.
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  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 916    Starts 10/24/2016

    Starts: 10/24/2016
    Schedule: Mondays, October 24th - March 20th, 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 - 8:30pm Monday, March 20. If you are unable to sit the exam Monday, March 20 you may withdraw without penalty by Feb 29. After Feb 29, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.
    Availability: Class Full

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    No classes on Nov 7th, Nov 14th, Dec 5th, Dec 26th, Jan 2nd, and Feb 20th.
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