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 218    Starts 01/22/2018

    Starts: 01/22/2018
    Schedule: Mondays, January 22nd - May 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 - 8:30pm Monday, May 14th. If you are unable to sit the exam May 14th, you may withdraw without penalty by April 26th. After April 26th, 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 class on Monday, February 19th
    *Registered students will receive video links*

  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 318 AM    Starts 03/14/2018

    Starts: 03/14/2018
    Schedule: Wednesdays, March 14th - July 18th, 10:30am - 1pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 10:30am - 1:00pm Wednesday, July 18th. If you are unable to sit the exam July 18th, you may withdraw without penalty by July 2nd. After July 2nd, 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 Wednesday, June 13th and July 4th
    Class on Wednesday, March 21st was Cancelled due to Snow
    *Registered students will receive video links*

  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 418    Starts 04/10/2018

    Starts: 04/10/2018
    Schedule: Tuesdays, April 10th - July 24th, 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 - 8:30pm Tuesday, August 7th. If you are unable to sit the exam August 7th, you may withdraw without penalty by July 16th. After July 16th, a fee will apply to reschedule. You have 12 months from the course start date to sit the exam.
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    No class on Tuesday, June 12th and July 3rd
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  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 518    Starts 05/30/2018

    Starts: 05/30/2018
    Schedule: Wednesdays, May 30th - September 26th, 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 6:00 - 8:30pm Wednesday, October 3rd. If you are unable to sit the exam October 3rd, you may withdraw without penalty by September 17th. After September 17th, 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 class on Wednesday, June 13th, July 4th and August 29th
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  • WSET Level 3 Advanced Course AC 618 INT    Starts 08/27/2018

    Special Notes: Registration Deadline: August 1st.

    Starts: 08/27/2018
    Schedule: Monday, August 27th - Friday, September 1st, 9:30am-6:00pm
    Location: 350 7th Ave. (b/w 29th and 30th Street), Suite 1201
    Exam: 10:00 AM - 12:30 AM Saturday, September 1st. If you are unable to sit the exam September 1st, you may withdraw without penalty by August 14th. After August 14th, 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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