WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Online

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts



  • Anyone wanting a thorough understanding of the key factors that account for the style, quality and price of primary still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world.

  • Professionals in retail and hospitality industries looking for the knowledge to advise management, make informed selections of wines and answer customer questions authoritatively.

  • Wine enthusiasts and collectors searching for more in-depth understanding on wines of the world including assessing quality and price.


  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits or equivalent experience is strongly recommended. If you have any questions, please contact Spirited Grape.

  • At least 21 years of age.

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Learn about wines and spirits through our 9-week interactive online study program that is flexible to work around your busy schedule. The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Online course covers the same syllabus as our classroom course, but through a supported and interactive online classroom which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator. This is a nine-week, instructor let online course with fixed start and end dates with a recommendation of 10 hours of study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. There is also a 1 day tasting tutorial.

The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.

You'll learn:

  • Key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling

  • How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal

    • still wines of the world

    • sparkling wines of the world

    • fortified wines of the world

  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)

Each week consists of a series of online activities, often based on group discussion, with an online tutor allocated to guide you in your studies. A timed feedback test is provided at the end of each week for you to practice for the exam and assess your understanding of that week’s topics. Group tasting activities are also provided to familiarize you with the Systematic Approach to Tasting at the beginner level.

Online Class includes:

  • 9- week guided study (1-year course access)

  • WSET Level 3 Wine Study Kit

  • WSET Level 3 Wine exam - 50 multiple choice questions, a paper of short written answers, and a blind tasting of two wines. Exams must be taken in person at our Providence RI location.

You'll achieve:

  • Successful candidates receive the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines certificate and lapel pin.

System Requirements:

You will need access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible with Javascript and cookies enabled. Adobe Reader XI or equivalent. Adobe Flash Player 11. Internet access (broadband recommended).

For more information and full details on the course, please download the Specification below.

           Specification                                                Level 3 Wines SAT


When, Where and How?

Current Course Schedule:

WSET Level 3 Wines Online Course - Starts 5/11/19 >

Starts: 5/11/19
Schedule: May 11-July 12, 2019
Duration: 9 weeks online guided study
Exam: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Last Day to Enroll: 4/26/19
Availability: Open

WSET Level 3 Wines Online Course - Starts 6/8/19 >

Starts: 6/8/19
Schedule: June 8-August 9, 2019
Duration: 9 weeks online guided study
Exam: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Last Day to Enroll:5/24/19
Availability: Open

WSET Level 3 Wines Online Course - Starts 7/6/19 >

Starts: 7/6/19
Schedule: July 6-September 6, 2019
Duration: 9 weeks online guided study
Exam: Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:00am-1:00pm
Last Day to Enroll: 6/21/19
Availability: Open

Don't see a schedule that works? Check back often, new classes scheduled all the time.


60 Valley Street, Suite #105 - Providence, RI 02909 (Free parking available in the adjacent parking lot)

Tuition:  $1,200

Tuition includes all registration fees, study kit, guided online instruction and exam. Select "Enroll Now" to pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.  Please contact Spirited Grape at 401-632-0149 for alternative payment methods.

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