Course dates: 25-31 May 2020 (seven days)

1.250,00 €Price

Important:
Deadline for registering: 27 April 2020

Venue: GLS Campus, Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin

 

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  • WSET Level 3 - Course details

    Key details

    • Course dates and times: the course will take place over seven days

    Monday, 25 May 2020 - 16:00-21:15
    Tuesday, 26 May 2020 - 16:00-21:15
    Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - 16:00-21:15
    Thursday, 28 May 2020 - 16:00-21:15
    Friday, 29 May 2020 - 16:00-21:15
    Saturday, 30 May 2020 - 10:00-18:00
    Sunday, 31 May 2020 - 10:00-17:00

    • Private study time before the course: 52 hours
    • Examination: at the end of the last course day
    • Language of tuition: English

     

    About this course

    • WSET Level 3 in Wines Award is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.
    • The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regards to their style, quality and price. The qualification provides the in-depth product knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in product selection in the retail and hospitality sectors.
    • This course is also dedicated to individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this and provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion they will be able to assess wines accurately, and use their understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.

     

     Entry requirements

    • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines or an equivalent level of experience is recommended for entry to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines.
    • Candidates who are under the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in Germany, or those who choose not to taste alcohol for health or religious reasons, will not be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverage as part of their course. These candidates will not be eligible to complete the assessment for Unit 2 of the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines. In such instances, candidates will receive a record of achievement on successful completion of Unit 1, but will not be awarded the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines qualification.
    • You will need WSET Level 3 Award in Wines study pack to get ready for the course. It is included in the course fee and will be shipped to you upon booking. It is important that you book your place well in advance to allow enough time for delivery of the study pack and private study (52 hours) before attending the course.

     

    What you will learn

    To identify the principal natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery that are involved in the production of still wines of the world, and explain how they can influence the style, quality and price of these wines, including:

    • Key natural factors in the vineyard and how they influence the style, quality and price of wine.
    • Key human factors in the vineyard and how they influence the style, quality and price of wine.
    • Key human factors in the winery and how they influence the style, quality and price of wine.

     

    To identify and describe the characteristics of the still wines produced in the principal wine producing regions of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.

    • Principal wine producing regions of the world and the style and quality of the still wines made there.
    • Key factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce involved in still wine production and how they influence the style, quality and price of the principal still wines of the world.
    • Factors in the vineyard and winery account for the style and quality of the wine.

     

    To identify and describe the characteristics of the principal sparkling wines of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.

    • Principal sparkling wines of the world and the style and quality of these wines.
    • Key factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce involved in sparkling wine production and how they influence the style, quality and price of the principal sparkling wines of the world.

     

    To identify and describe the characteristics of the principal fortified wines of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery and law can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.

    • Principal fortified wines of the world and the style and quality of these wines.
    • Key factors in the vineyard, winery and law involved in fortified wine production and how they influence the style, quality and price of the principal fortified wines of the world.

     

    To demonstrate the ability to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wines.

    • Making wine recommendations and explaining the reasons for selection.
    • Correct procedures for the storage and service of wine.
    • Common faults found in wines.
    • Key considerations when making a food and wine pairing recommendation.
    • Social and health issues resulting from the excess consumption of wine.

     

    To accurately describe the key characteristics of the principal still wines of the world and use the description to make an assessment of quality and an assessment of readiness for drinking.

    • Key characteristics of any principal still wine of the world using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine.
    • Assessment of quality and an assessment of readiness for drinking of any principal still wine of the world using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine.

     

    Recommended private study

    Students should note that this is a demanding course and are advised to select a study option that allows them adequate self-study and revision time. A minimum of 52 hours of study time is recommended, in addition to classroom attendance.

     

    Examination

    • Examination will take place on the last day of the course.
    • Assessment for this qualification comprises of two parts
    1. Part one combines a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a question paper requiring short written answers to four questions. To be completed in 2 hours.
    2. Part two is a tasting examination that will consist of two blind wines and will assess a candidate’s ability to accurately describe a wine and draw conclusions based on these observations. To be completed in 30 minutes.
    • A mark of 55% in both the theory and the tasting examination is required to achieve a pass. For the theory examination a candidate will be required to attain a minimum mark of 55% in each section.

     

    What is included in the course fee

    • WSET Level 3 study pack that includes course book, study guide and laminated tasting card. It will be shipped once you have booked your place.
    • Postage
    • Course handouts
    • Tuition
    • Wine samples: approximately 65 wines will be tasted during the course
    • Examination
    • Upon successful completion, a WSET certificate and lapel pin

     

    Booking this course

    • To book a place simply click on ”Book Now” and follow instructions.
    • All orders are subject to our Booking Terms and Conditions. In order to read them please follow this link https://tinyurl.com/y8aqfdd6
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