WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits Online IWEG Online Learning

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The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation
of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in
the textbook. 

The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums.

There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.

The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET
educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled
course, should they have any questions.

Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the spirits categories and help them to understand the factors that contribute to a spirits style an quality.

Students are advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. A list of
recommended tasting samples can be found in the Specification. Students can post their
tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. 


Available Classes:


WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits Online O3SP2102APP Starts Jan. 25, 2021

Cost: $1,375
IWEG Exam Only

 

Start Date: Monday, January 25, 2021

End Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021

Exam Date: Saturday April 10 2021 at 2:30pm at IWEG, 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto, ON  M5B 1M4

The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. There is also a 1-day classroom tutorial that will focus on tasting and include some theory review. The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.

The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the spirits categories and help them to understand the factors that contribute to a spirits style an quality.

Students should be advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. 

Week 1: Factors Affecting Style, Quality and Price of Wine

• Learn how to describe and assess a spirit using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. 

• Learn about alcoholic fermentation and the principles of distillation.

Week 2: Tasting technique, Wine Laws and Service

• Learn about pot still distillation, column still distillation and the fundamentals of maturation in oak and the uses of inert vessels.

Weeks 3-4: Factors Affecting Style and Quality of Whisky

• Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of whiskies from around the world. Whisky producing countries covered are Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada and Japan.

Week 5: Factors Affecting Style and Quality of Fruit Spirits

• Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of fruit spirits from around the world. Fruit spirits covered are Cognac, Armagnac, Brandy de Jerez, South African Brandy, Chilean Pisco, Peruvian Pisco, Grappa and other European Fruit Spirits.

Weeks 6: Asian Spirits 

• Learn about Asian Spirits and some of the techniques use in their production. Spirits covered are Shōchū, Baijiuand Soju.

Week 7: Sugar Cane Spirits

• Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of sugar cane spirits from around the world. Sugar cane spirits covered are Caribbean rum and Brazilian Cachaça

Week 8: Agave Spirits 

• Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of agave spirits from Mexico. Agave spirits covered are Tequila, Mezcal, Raicilla and Bacanora. This module also covers another similar Mexican spirit Sotol.

Week 9: Vodka, Gin and Other Flavoured Spirits

• Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of vodka and flavoured spirits. Spirits covered are Vodka, Gin, Genever, flavoured vodka, akvavit, aniseed spirits spiced rum, flavoured whisky, bitters and liqueurs. Aromatised wines covered are vermouth, quinquina/chinato and americano.

Students will receive their WSET eBook Study Pack upon completing registration and payment.  It is important that you read the material ahead of the course start date.  WSET online classroom will send your online access codes a couple of days before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments and discussion boards during your nine weeks of study.   Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.

 

 

 

Enroll for this Class ($1,375)

WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits Online O3SP2103APP Starts Jun. 07, 2021

Cost: $1,375
IWEG Exam Only

Start Date: Monday, June 7, 2021

End Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021

Exam Date: Saturday August 21, 2021 at 10:30am at IWEG, 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4

The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. There is also a 1-day classroom tutorial that will focus on tasting and include some theory review. The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.

The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the spirits categories and help them to understand the factors that contribute to a spirits style an quality.

Students should be advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. 

Week 1: Factors Affecting Style, Quality and Price of Wine

• Learn how to describe and assess a spirit using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. 

• Learn about alcoholic fermentation and the principles of distillation.

Week 2: Tasting technique, Wine Laws and Service

• Learn about pot still distillation, column still distillation and the fundamentals of maturation in oak and the uses of inert vessels.

Weeks 3-4: Factors Affecting Style and Quality of Whisky

• Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of whiskies from around the world. Whisky producing countries covered are Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada and Japan.

Week 5: Factors Affecting Style and Quality of Fruit Spirits

• Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of fruit spirits from around the world. Fruit spirits covered are Cognac, Armagnac, Brandy de Jerez, South African Brandy, Chilean Pisco, Peruvian Pisco, Grappa and other European Fruit Spirits.

Weeks 6: Asian Spirits 

• Learn about Asian Spirits and some of the techniques use in their production. Spirits covered are ShōchūBaijiuand Soju.

Week 7: Sugar Cane Spirits

• Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of sugar cane spirits from around the world. Sugar cane spirits covered are Caribbean rum and Brazilian Cachaça

Week 8: Agave Spirits 

• Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of agave spirits from Mexico. Agave spirits covered are Tequila, Mezcal, Raicilla and Bacanora. This module also covers another similar Mexican spirit Sotol.

Week 9: Vodka, Gin and Other Flavoured Spirits

• Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of vodka and flavoured spirits. Spirits covered are Vodka, Gin, Genever, flavoured vodka, akvavit, aniseed spirits spiced rum, flavoured whisky, bitters and liqueurs. Aromatised wines covered are vermouth, quinquina/chinato and americano.

Students will receive their WSET eBook Study Pack upon completing registration and payment.  It is important that you read the material ahead of the course start date.  WSET online classroom will send your online access codes a couple of days before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments and discussion boards during your nine weeks of study.   Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.

Enroll for this Class ($1,375)