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: $260.00
Study Kit: $195.98
Tuition: $1160.00
Total: $1715.98

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 718    Starts 09/10/2018

    Starts: 09/10/2018
    Schedule: Mondays, September 10th - February 4th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 - 8:30pm Monday, February 4th. If you are unable to sit the exam February 4th, you may withdraw without penalty by January 15th. After January 15th, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.

    Bonus Session: Practice Exam
    Wednesday January 9th, 2019, 2pm-4:30pm.
    Includes tasting and short written answer mock exam. Debriefing to follow after exam. No extra cost, but please contact us to confirm your attendance.
    Your participation is highly recommended!

    Availability: Class Full

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    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.

  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 918    Starts 10/17/2018

    Starts: 10/17/2018
    Schedule: Wednesdays, October 17th - March 6th, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Wednesday, March 6th, 2019. If you are unable to sit the exam March 6th, you may withdraw without penalty by February 7th. After February 7th, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.

    Bonus Session: Practice Exam
    Tuesday February 19th, 2019, 2pm-4:30pm.
    Includes tasting and short written answer mock exam. Debriefing to follow after exam. No extra cost, but please contact us to confirm your attendance.
    Your participation is highly recommended!

    Availability: Class Full

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

    Dates and topics subject to change.

  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 219    Starts 01/14/2019

    Starts: 01/14/2019
    Schedule: Mondays, January 14th - May 13th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Monday, May 13th, 2019. If you are unable to sit the exam May 13th, you may withdraw without penalty by April 25th. After April 25th, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.

    Bonus Session: Practice Exam
    Date/time: Thursday March 21st, 2019, 2pm - 4:30pm
    Includes tasting and short written answer mock exam. Debriefing to follow after exam. No extra cost, but please contact us to confirm your attendance.
    Your participation is highly recommended!
    Availability: Open for Registration

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    No class on January 21st and February 18th.

    Dates and topics subject to change.

  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 319 AM    Starts 03/13/2019

    Starts: 03/13/2019
    Schedule: Wednesdays, March 13th - July 10th, 10:30am to 1:00pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Wednesday, July 10th, 2019. If you are unable to sit the exam July 10th, you may withdraw without penalty by June 24th. After July 10th, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.

    Bonus Session: Practice Exam
    Monday, May 6th, 2019, 10:30am-1:00pm.
    Includes tasting and short written answer mock exam. Debriefing to follow after exam. No extra cost, but please contact us to confirm your attendance.
    Your participation is highly recommended!
    Availability: Open for Registration

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    No class on June 12th.

    Dates and topics subject to change.

  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 419    Starts 04/09/2019

    Starts: 04/09/2019
    Schedule: Tuesdays, April 9th - July 23rd, 6:00 pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019. If you are unable to sit the exam July 23rd, you may withdraw without penalty by July 3rd. After July 3rd, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.

    Bonus Session: Practice Exam
    Date/time: Thursday June 6th, 2019, 10:00am - 1:30pm
    Includes tasting and short written answer mock exam. Debriefing to follow after exam. No extra cost, but please contact us to confirm your attendance.
    Your participation is highly recommended!
    Availability: Open for Registration

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    Dates and topics subject to change.