Level 3: Certificate in Wine
Level 3: Certificate in Wine
San Francisco - Weekends
5 Sundays starting October 29, 2017 plus exam
No class Thanksgiving week November 26
San Francisco Wine School, 415 Grand Ave
South San Francisco, CA
16 Mondays starting September 25, 2017
Jessup Cellars 6470 Washington St.
16 Tuesdays starting August 15, 2017
Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE), 122 Arlington St.
Total Cost: $1607:
First, contact the BCAE at www.bcae.org or 617-267-4430 to enroll and pay the $1107 course fee.
Then use this page to pay the remaining $500 materials fee.
New Classes begin September 23, October 14
Cost - $1195
Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the start date
Level 3: Advanced Wine and Spirits
The WSET Level 3 course (formerly called the advanced certificate) is one of the most globally-recognized achievements in the wine industry. The Level 3 Certificate is geared towards wine professionals or people interested in entering the wine industry, especially those looking for increased responsibility, leadership, and decision-making. Wine enthusiasts with a serious commitment and passion will also enjoy this course, as it is interactive and customized to individual class dynamics and interests.
In this newly-revised program, we’ll embark on an in-depth examination—and systematic tasting program—of every major world wine region, including France, Italy, Spain, and other regions in Europe, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. For each region we examine the soil, climate, viticulture and winemaking factors that impact wine style, quality, and price. We’ll also cover additional types of wine, including fortified and sparkling wines, as well as spirits and liqueurs.
Students who successfully pass a final examination, including a written and tasting portion, are entitled to the title “WSET Level 3 Certified” and to use the WSET logo on their professional materials.
When taken in person, the Level 3 course usually meets over 16 two-hour sessions. We feel this format gives students the best opportunity to really digest and process information—as well as practice tasting—prior to the challenging final exam. Systematic wine tasting is a part of every session, with more than 90 wines tasted in the course.
The Level 3 online course follows a 9-week program consisting of a series of online activities, often based around group discussion, with an online tutor allocated to guide students. Each week covers a new topic and students can log in whenever they want during the week (there are set start and finish dates for each week, but no set class time). Students are given timed practice exams and assignments to prepare them for the final evaluation. Tasting activities are also provided to familiarize students with a systemic approach to tasting at Advanced level. When the course is over, students arrange with Grape Experience to take the exam in person.
The Level 3 course includes a complete study pack with an exclusive textbook and study workbook.