Pacific Northwest wine school for professionals and enthusiasts
cheers@wineandspiritarchive.com / 503-764-7698
Saturdays/Sundays, October 10, 11, November 7, 8, December 5, 2020, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Certification Exam: Sunday, December 6, 11:00am

16 (of 16) Spaces Available.

Location TBA, Seattle, WA

Tuesdays, August 25 - December 8, 2020, 6:00pm to 8:30pm 

Certification Exam: Tuesday, December 15, 6:00pm

16 (of 16) Spaces Available

3319 SE 50th Ave

Portland, OR

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WSET Level 3 Award in Wine 

$1350 (payment plans available)

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wine 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.


Additional course content and exam details can be found in the course specification


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 Award in Wine 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.