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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits (14 April 2017 Intake)


The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.
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. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Qualification objectives:

Unit 1
  • 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
Unit 2
How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Course delivery:
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 84 hours of study time
Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of short written answers. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.
Entry requirements:
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 in the country where you are attending the course and exam to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing Unit 1.
The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is a prerequisite for candidates planning to study for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits qualification.


Cost: $9500 (Inclusive of wines, study materials and notes)

Venue: 16/F Chinachem Century Tower, 178 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Dates: 14th to 17th April  2017 from 9am to 6pm ;

Exam Date: TBC, within 3 weeks after completion of the course 

Please send us an email at info@winechi.com for methods of payment and other information.


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