WSET Level 3 is an advanced level qualification, for those working in the wine industry or for wine enthusiasts seeking a vast knowledge of wine. This qualification provides a thorough understanding of the various factors affecting wine style, quality, and price of wines.
The price includes the WSET Level 3 Study Pack (2022 version), tuition, exam, certificate and lapel pin (if you pass the examination). Mailing of Study Pack and result materials (certificate and lapel pin) to continental USA is included in the cost of course. During the in-person classes, we will taste over 50 wines and each student will receive 6 ISO glasses included in the cost of the course.
- The key factors in the production of the principal wines of the world and describe how these influence wine style, quality, and price
- The key factors in the production of sparkling wines and fortified wines
- Be able to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wine
- How to describe wine using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Find out more about the learning objectives here: WSET Level 3 in Wines Specification (2022).
The course is based around 32.5 hours’ of of class time, including the examination, and 51.5 hours’ private study time. All class time will take place in person in Miami (exact location to be confirmed).
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of short written answers. There is also a blind tasting of two wines. The exam must be taken in person and will be held on set dates throughout the year. A minimum mark of 55% in each part is required to achieve a pass. All students who pass will be issued with a certificate and will receive a lapel pin. Mailing of Study Pack and result materials (certificate and pin) to continental USA is included in the price.
Kindly note that you have one year, from the course start date, to sit the exam. After one year, you will have to purchase and re-take the entire course before you can sit the exam.
You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the course and to participate in any alcohol tasting.
You must hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines prior to registering.
All bookings are refundable or can be changed up to 3 weeks prior to the course/exam date; kindly note that we will charge you an administrative fee of $300 to change the date of a course/exam. Within 15 days of the event, no refunds will be provided, except under exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of Florida Wine Academy.
We need a minimum of 8 students to be able to offer this course. Florida Wine Academy reserves the right to cancel an event or class. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.
In person class dates: February 3rd, February 10th, March 2nd, March 9th.
All classes on the four dates listed above will take place in person at the Miami Culinary Institute Food & Wine Theater in Downtown Miami. Each class will run from 9am – 5pm.
Exam date: March 30th at 9am.
We are also offering the WSET Level 3 in Wines certification online, with the exam in Miami. Click here.