WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

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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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)

Class includes:

  • 32.5-hour program (30-hours of instruction and 2.5-hours exam)

  • WSET Level 3 Wine Study Kit

  • Guided tastings of over 75 wines

  • WSET Level 3 Wine exam - 50 multiple choice questions, a paper of short written answers, and a blind tasting of two wines

You'll achieve:

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

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

           Specification                                                Level 3 Wines SAT


When, Where and How?

Classes fill up quickly! Enroll today to secure your seat.  
Classes limited to 16 people (Got a group? Contact us for rates for groups 5 or more)

Current Course Offerings:

WSET Level 3 Wine Evening Course - Starts 2/25/19 >

Starts: 2/25/19
Schedule: Mondays, February 25-June 17, 2019 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Duration: 16 weeks including exam
Exam: Monday, June 17, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm
Last Day to Enroll: 2/15/19
Availability: Open

WSET Level 3 Wine Day Course - Starts 3/3/19 >

Starts: 3/3/19
Schedule: Sundays, March 3-April 7, 2019 (10:00am-5:15pm)
Duration: 6 weeks including exam
Exam: Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:00am-1:00pm
Last Day to Enroll: 2/22/19
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:  $1,450

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