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WSET Level 3 
Award in Wines

 

An advanced level course for wine industry professionals, those seeking to join the profession, or for wine enthusiasts wishing to develop a deeper understanding of wine.

  

Prerequisites:

None, however successful completion of WSET Level 2 Wines is recommended, or an equivalent level of wine knowledge. Experience with writing English at the college level would be beneficial. Expect to spend 50 hours of preparation and review outside of the classroom over the duration of the course.

This 40-hour course provides in-depth and detailed understanding of how human and natural factors in vineyard and winery affect wine style, quality and price. It further develops systematic tasting and description skills. 

 

This course will:

 

  • Explore in detail grape varieties, wines and wine-growing regions
  • Develop a thorough understanding of grape-growing and wine-making practices
  • Explain how and why various vineyard and winery factors shape wines of all styles and quality levels
  • Help you assess and describe wine with confidence, and be able to make storage and service suggestions
  • Teach how to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Upon successful completion of a tasting exam and a theory exam you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. Please note candidates are required to pass both components with at least 55% or more. 

 

This course includes:

 
  • WSET eBook Study Pack
  • Tutored tasting of all wines, sparkling wines and fortified wines specified by WSET
  • Thirty minutes per session of exam prep including progressive writing exercises, quizzes, and blind tasting practice
  • Access to formal tests, with feedback provided by IWEG’s Director of Education
  • Access to IWEG’s unique student resources, including videos, maps, slide presentations, a weekly study planning guide and two extensive study packs

All WSET textbooks and study guides are in an eBook format.

You will need to bring:

  • 6 ISO tasting glasses. If you wish to puchase a set ($30) please let us know when you register.
  • a spittoon

Available formats:

For the Winter Semester 2021 (January to April), we have opted for a "blended" learning delivery model, to safeguard your health and safety, as well as ensuring your successful completion of this course: 

 

  • We will deliver live, "theory" content sessions via the Zoom videoconferencing platform, which will also be recorded and available for the duration of the course, 
    from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Evening Release) and 10:00am to noon (Daytime Release)
  • In-person Tasting Workshops at the school will also be delivered to showcase recommended tasting samples and hone SAT skills

 

Session 1: Introduction, Natural Factors & Human Influences in the Vineyard (via Zoom)
 
Session 2: Human Influences in the Winery (via Zoom)
 
Session 3: White wines of Alsace, Germany, Austria & Tokaj
(via Zoom)
 
Session 4: Tasting Workshop | In-person at IWEG
Tasting Technique
 
Session 5: White wines of Burgundy, Loire Valley and Bordeaux (via Zoom)
 
Session 6: Red and Rosé wines of Loire, Bordeaux & SW France (via Zoom)
 
Session 7: Red Wines of Burgundy and Beaujolais Red & White wines of Northern Rhone  (via Zoom)
 
Session 8: Tasting Workshop | In-person at IWEG
 
Session 9: Red & Rosé wines of Southern Rhone, Southern France
Red wines of Mediterranean Spain & White wines of Spain & Portugal (via Zoom)
 
Session 10: Red wines of Northern Spain
Red & White wines of Northern Italy 
Red wines of Central & Southern Italy, Portugal & Greece (via Zoom)
 
Session 11: Tasting Workshop | In-person at IWEG
 
Session 12: Premium Red, White and Specialists of the New World (via Zoom)
 
Session 13:  Sparkling and  Fortified wines (via Zoom)
 
Session 14: Tasting Workshop | In-person at IWEG
 
Session 15:  Final Exam | In-person at IWEG
 

Course Fee:

$1,675.00 CAD all inclusive. Please note that IWEG is HST exempt by the CRA. Income tax receipts are issued to all students for the applicable tax year.
  
Registration and Payment: 
Please create an account and login to register on our website. Click the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card (no PayPal account needed), or pay via electronic funds transfer to director@iweg.org.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis IWEG's office is temporarily closed.  We cannot accept or receive cheques, nor can we accept credit card payments over the phone.
 

IWEG's Cancellation and Refund policy:

Withdrawal up to 2 weeks prior to course start date: Refund of tuition, less $150 administration fee.  Withdrawal between 2 weeks and 3 days prior to course start date: Refund of 50% of tuition less $150 administration fee.  Withdrawal 3 days or less to course start date: No refund.  Please note all course materials are paid upon registration, and are non-refundable.

Condensed classes only: Withdrawal up to 4 weeks prior to course start date: Refund of tuition, less $150 administration fee.  Withdrawal 4 weeks prior to course start date: No refund.  Students are sent study packs upon tuition payment so they can begin preparation for class and therefore all course materials are non-refundable.

Please note IWEG's policy on changing your exam date:

When you register for a WSET or WSG course, you are booked to take your exam on a specific date, which is indicated in your Course Schedule. You can view this before registering, and when you register, you will be reminded.

If you decide not to write your exam on the date you are registered for, this is what you must know:

·  For WSET Levels 1 to 3 and WSG courses, you have to ask to change the date at least 15 days before the exam date, by writing to admin@iweg.org.

·  You must pick a new exam date within 12 months from the start of your current course.

·  You may change your exam date a maximum of two times during the 12 months. You can choose from any exam dates/re-sit dates listed on the course page of the IWEG website. It is possible that your first choice may not work, if the exam is full.

· Each time you change your exam date, there is a $150 fee.

· After the 12-month period, from the start of your current course, if you still need to sit the exam, you will be charged an exam “re-sit” fee, which varies depending on the course, as well as the $150 fee.

·  The only exception to this policy is in case of a valid and verified personal or family emergency, subject to approval from WSET and WSG.

 


Available Classes:


WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - February 2021 - Evening Release Started Feb. 18, 2021

Cost: $1,675
IWEG Drinks Academy
For the Winter Semester 2021 (January to May), we have opted for a "blended" learning delivery model, to safeguard your health and safety, as well as ensuring your successful completion of this course:  We will deliver live, "theory" content sessions via the Zoom videoconferencing platform, which will also be recorded and available for the duration of the course, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. In-person Tasting Workshops at the school will also be delivered to showcase recommended tasting samples and hone SAT skills (6:30 pm start) Please see schedule in course description Thursdays, February 18th - May 27th 2021. 6:30pm - 8:30pm (14 classes - no class on March 18th, Reading Week/March Break). Final Exam:  June 3rd 2021 at 6:30pm. at IWEG. Additional Information: Students are required to come to class prepared and read the appropriate chapters in advance. Every week will involve activities and group work to maximize students' learning.  Please bring six ISO tasting glasses to each Tasting Workshop as well as a spittoon.  WSET e-textbooks will become available upon confirmation of student registration. Students have access to additional course materials through their IWEG student account. It is highly recommended that students familiarize themselves with these tools.  Registration and Payment: Please create an account and login to register on our website. Click the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card (no PayPal account needed). If you require assistance or alternative payment methods, please call 416-534-2570.
Enroll for this Class ($1,675)

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - March, Saturday Release Started Mar. 13, 2021

Cost: $1,675
IWEG Drinks Academy
Payment for this course must be received by noon on March 12, 2021. Saturdays, March 13, 2021 to June 19, 2021 11:00am to 1:00pm For the Spring Semester 2021 (March to June), we have opted for a "blended" learning delivery model, to safeguard your health and safety, as well as ensuring your successful completion of this course:  We will deliver live, "theory" content sessions via the Zoom videoconferencing platform, which will also be recorded and available for the duration of the course, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  In-person Tasting Workshops at the school will also be delivered to showcase recommended tasting samples and hone SAT skills (11:00 am start) Please see schedule below (please note that tasting workshops are subject to change due to public health guidelines): March 13, 2021  Session 1: Introduction, Natural Factors & Human Influences in the Vineyard (via Zoom)   March 20, 2021  Session 2: Human Influences in the Winery (via Zoom) March 27, 2021  Session 3: White wines of Alsace, Germany, Austria & Tokaj (via Zoom)   April 3, 2021  Session 4: White wines of Burgundy, Loire Valley and Bordeaux (via Zoom) April 10, 2021 (Easter Weekend) Session 5: Tasting Workshop | In-class IWEG Tasting Technique | Classic White Wine Styles  April 17, 2021 Session 6: Red and Rosé wines of Loire, Bordeaux & SW France (via Zoom) April 24, 2021  Session 7: Red Wines of Burgundy and Beaujolais Red & White wines of Northern Rhone (via Zoom) May 1, 2021 Session 8: Tasting Workshop | In-person at IWEG Comparative Tasting of French Reds May 8, 2021  Session 9: Red & Rosé wines of Southern Rhone, Southern France Red wines of Mediterranean Spain & White wines of Spain & Portugal (via Zoom) May 15, 2021 Session 10: Red wines of Northern Spain Red & White wines of Northern Italy  Red wines of Central & Southern Italy, Portugal & Greece (via Zoom) May 22, 2021  Session 11: Tasting Workshop | In-person at IWEG Comparative Tasting | Spain and Italy | Practice test May 29, 2021  Session 12: Premium Red, White and Specialists of the New World (via Zoom) June 5, 2021 Session 13:  Sparkling and Fortified wines (via Zoom) June 12, 2021 Session 14: EXAM PREP | Practice test (via Zoom) June 19, 2021 Session 15: Tasting Workshop | In-person at IWEG June 26, 2021 (IWEG) Final Exam | In-person at IWEG Additional Information:  Students are required to come to class prepared and read the appropriate chapters in advance. Every week will involve activities and group work to maximize students' learning.   Please bring six ISO tasting glasses to each Tasting Workshop as well as a spittoon.  WSET e-textbooks will become available upon confirmation of student registration.  Students have access to additional course materials through their IWEG student account.It is highly recommended that students familiarize themselves with these tools.  Registration and Payment: Please create an account and login to register on our website   Click the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card (no PayPal account needed).  If you require assistance or alternative payment methods, please email Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org.
Enroll for this Class ($1,675)

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - September 2021 Starts Sep. 01, 2021

Cost: $1,675
IWEG Drinks Academy
Wednesdays, September 1st to December 8, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  FINAL EXAM  (in person at IWEG) December 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.  For the Fall Semester 2021 (March to June), we are required to maintain  a "blended" learning delivery model, to safeguard your health and safety, as well as ensuring your successful completion of this course:  We will deliver live, "theory" content sessions via the Zoom videoconferencing platform, which will also be recorded and available for the duration of the course, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  In-person Tasting Workshops at the school will also be delivered to showcase recommended tasting samples and hone SAT skills (11:00 am start) Please see schedule below (please note that tasting workshops are subject to change due to public health guidelines): September 1, 2021  Session 1: Introduction, Natural Factors & Human Influences in the Vineyard (via Zoom) September 8, 2021  Session 2: Human Influences in the Winery (via Zoom) September 15, 2021 Session 3: White wines of Alsace, Germany, Austria & Tokaj (via Zoom) September 22, 2021 Session 4: Tasting Workshop | In-class IWEG Tasting Technique | Classic White Wine Styles  September 29, 2021 Session 5: White wines of Burgundy, Loire Valley and Bordeaux (via Zoom) October 6, 2021 Session 6: Red and Rosé wines of Loire, Bordeaux & SW France (via Zoom) October 13, 2021 Session 7: Red Wines of Burgundy and Beaujolais Red & White wines of Northern Rhone (via Zoom) October 20, 2021 Session 8: Tasting Workshop | In-person at IWEG Comparative Tasting of French Reds October 27, 2021 Session 9: Red & Rosé wines of Southern Rhone, Southern France Red wines of Mediterranean Spain & White wines of Spain & Portugal (via Zoom) November 3, 2021 Session 9: Red wines of Northern Spain Red & White wines of Northern Italy  Red wines of Central & Southern Italy, Portugal & Greece (via Zoom) November 10, 2021 Session 10: Tasting Workshop | In-person at IWEG Comparative Tasting | Spain and Italy | Practice test November 17, 2021 Session 11: Premium Red, White and Specialists of the New World (via Zoom) November 24, 2021 Session 12: Sparkling and Fortified wines (via Zoom) December 1, 2021 Session 13: EXAM PREP | Practice test (via Zoom) December 8, 2021 Session 14: Tasting Workshop | In-person at IWEG December 15, 2021 Session 15: Final Exam | In-person at IWEG
Enroll for this Class ($1,675)