Pacific Northwest wine school for professionals and enthusiasts
cheers@wineandspiritarchive.com / 503-764-7698
Wednesdays, August 21 - December 18, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:30pm (no class November 27 or December 11)

Certification Exam: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

1 (of 16) Spaces Available.

215 SE 9th Avenue #204

Portland, OR

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Saturdays/Sundays, February 22, 23, March 14, 15 and April 4, 2020, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Certification Exam: Sunday, April 5, 11:00am

16 (of 16) Spaces Available.

Northwest Wine Academy, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA

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Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 30, April 13, 20, May 4, 11 2020, 10:30am to 4:30pm 

Certification Exam: Monday, May 18, 10:30am, 2019

16 (of 16) Spaces Available.

215 SE 9th Avenue #204

Portland, OR

Saturdays/Sundays, October 12, 13, November 9, 10 and December 7, 2019, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Certification Exam: Sunday, December 8, 11:00am

4 (of 16) Spaces Available.

Northwest Wine Academy, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA

WSET Level 3 Wine Course

$1350 (payment plans available)


The WSET Level 3 Advanced Course offers a challenging and in-depth examination of the world of wine including all major wine regions, grape varieties, wine styles, viticulture, winemaking, food and wine pairing, labeling laws and terminology, and professional wine tasting technique.


The course includes approximately 40 hours of classroom instruction including lecture, discussion and tasting of approximately 90 wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. In order to be successful in this course, students should also budget time outside of class for reading, studying, tasting and completion of homework assignments.


Course tuition includes all tasting fees, course textbook, study guide, exam fees and course certificate.


Who should attend:This advanced level course is appropriate for students with a strong foundation in wine knowledge and tasting technique.  The WSET Level 2 Intermediate Course is a recommended prerequisite.

About the exam: The certification exam at the end of the course includes blind evaluation of 2 wines as well as 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short-answer/essay questions. Students who successfully complete this exam are awarded the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine.


About the instructors: Mimi Martin, director of The Wine & Spirit Archive, oversees this course and teaches many of the sessions. Other wine professionals and experienced wine educators participate in course instruction, bringing a variety of perspectives and voices to the course.