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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

 

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 - Winter 2020 Started Jan. 14, 2020

Cost: $1,675
IWEG Drinks Academy
Tuesdays, January 14th - May 5th, 2020. 6:30pm - 9:00pm (No class March 17th - Reading Break). Final Exam: May 5th 2020  at 6:30pm.  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.  Study packs are available for pickup in advance. 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 - September Evening Release Started Sep. 02, 2020

Cost: $1,675
IWEG Drinks Academy
Last minute Spots still available!! If you would still like to join the course, please contact Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org For the Fall Semester 2020 (September to December), 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 Wednesdays, September 2nd - December 2nd 2020. 6:30pm - 8:30pm (14 classes) Final Exam: December 9th 2020  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 - September Daytime Release Started Sep. 08, 2020

Cost: $1,675
IWEG Drinks Academy
For the Fall Semester 2020 (September to December), 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 10:00 am to 12:00 pm In-person Tasting Workshops at the school will also be delivered to showcase recommended tasting samples and hone SAT skills (10:00 am start) Please see schedule in course description Tuesdays, September 8th - December 8th 2020. 10:00 am - 12: 00pm (14 classes) Final Exam: December 15th 2020  at 10:00 am 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 - January 2021- Evening Release Starts Jan. 12, 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 Tuesdays, January 12th - April 27th 2021. 6:30pm - 8:30pm (14 classes - no class on March 16th, Reading Week/March Break). Final Exam:  May 4th 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 - February 2021 - Evening Release Starts 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)