For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.
What you’ll learn:
• The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation, and bottling
• How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal still wines of the world, sparkling wines of the world and fortified wines of the world
• How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality
• How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)
Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a short-written answer paper. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.
It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing Unit 1