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

Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of the International Wine Center. To apply, fill out the application and email it to operations@internationalwinecenter.com

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 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, October 18th. If you are unable to sit the exam October 18th you may withdraw without penalty by September 29th. After September 29th, 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 August 30th, September 20th.
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  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 617 Intensive    Starts 08/28/2017

    Starts: 08/28/2017
    Schedule: Monday, August 28th - Friday, September 1st, 9:30am-6:00pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 10am - 12:30pm, Saturday, September 2nd. If you are unable to sit the exam September 2nd, you may withdraw without penalty by August 17th. After August 17th, 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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    Lunch Break is 12:00-1:00pm every day
    *Registered students will receive video links*

  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 717    Starts 09/07/2017

    Starts: 09/07/2017
    Schedule: Thursdays, September 7th - January 4th, 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 - 8:30pm Thursday, January 4th. If you are unable to sit the exam January 4th, you may withdraw without penalty by December 12th. After December 12th, 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 November 23rd or December 28th.
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  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 817 AM    Starts 10/17/2017

    Starts: 10/17/2017
    Schedule: Tuesdays, October 17th - February 13th, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 10:30am - 1:00pm Tuesday, February 13th. If you are unable to sit the exam February 13th, you may withdraw without penalty by January 29th. After January 29th, 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 December 26th 2017 or January 9th 2018.
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  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 917    Starts 11/08/2017

    Starts: 11/08/2017
    Schedule: Wednesdays, November 8th - March 14th, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 - 8:30pm Wednesday, March 14th. If you are unable to sit the exam March 14th, you may withdraw without penalty by February 27th. After February 27th, 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 November 22, December 27th, 2017 or January 10th, 2018.
    *Registered students will receive video links*