Through a series of 13 live digital sessions on Zoom, which are conducted in the same was as if you were in the classroom with us, you will learn:
- How to taste wine using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT)
- How to make appropriate wine recommendations
- The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing (viticulture), winemaking, maturation and bottling.
- The key characteristics of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world.
- Tutored tasting of 35 wines (see wine list* info)
- Small classroom size to ensure sufficient learning and one-to-one interaction
- Recordings of sessions will be available to students in case they are not able to attend one of the live sessions.
In addition, enrolled students will be invited to an introduction session where we discuss successful study techniques for this course, and a pre-exam tasting class.
More information: contact Jane Nisbet Huseby email@example.com
Included in the course fee:
All live tuition and general feedback from homework. WSET Level 3 in Wine is tutored by Jane Nisbet Huseby who is an Approved WSET Educator and Master of Wine student.
All course materials including
WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine card
Level 3 in Wine Study Guide (112 pages)
Level 3 in Wine course book (200 pages)
Course Specification booklet
Exam fees including courier costs
For successful candidates the WSET Level 3 in Wine lapel in and Certificate (including courier costs)
Not included in the course fee:
Postage of course materials (300 kr)
Wine list* samples (38 wines)
In addition to the live classroom tutorial sessions on Zoom, students are expected to dedicated approx.. 60 hours of self-study. All required knowledge can be found in the accompanying Level 3 in Wine course book “Understanding wines: explaining style and quality”. Students will also be guided in their studies through a dedicated forum on Teams, homework assignments and tests developed on Kahoot!, and students are actively encourage to develop their own study group within the classroom.
In Level 3 in Wines, the exam consists of a theory section of both multiple-choice and short answer questions. and a two-wine blind tasting exam. A mark of 55% is required on both the tasting and theory papers to pass. In order to give students additional tasting practice, all enrolled students will be invited to a pre-exam tasting class in Oslo (half-day) on the day before the actual exam. This will allow students additional tasting practice in case of any delays between completing the course and being able to hold the exam safely due to Covid19 restrictions, and allow least disruption to students who need to travel a long distance to attend the course.
Held on Wednesday from 18:00 – 20:00, except day 1 and day 13 (17:00 – 21:30)
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Exam date: Wednesday 16th of June – to be confirmed and will depend on any Covid19 restrictions. Classroom exam consisting of a theory exam (multiple choice and four short paragraph answers) and tasting exam (2 wines blind). The day before the exam student will be invited to a half-day tasting practice session in Oslo.
Oslo Wine School Level 3 in Wine Wine List*
For this specially adapted digital classroom course via Zoom, Oslo Wine School in cooperation with WSET Head Office in London has developed a wine list which gives the possibility to taste a sufficiently wide range of styles and quality of wines that is required to successfully pass this course. The Wine list consists of 38 wines, which are available through Vinmonopolets ordering system, and great care has been taken to choose wines in half-bottles when available. The total cost of the wines in the wine list is approx. 7000 kr. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase all the wines on the wine list to ensure that they have tasted sufficient breadth of styles and wine quality. Oslo Wine School encourages students to enroll with a study buddy if they wish to reduce the costs of the wines. Alternatively, after registration students may wish to call out to other course participants to share bottle costs if they live within the same area.
Planned live classroom tutorials on Zoom:
These sessions will run over 13 evenings with sessions 1 and 13 running as 4-hour sessions with 30 min breaks between sessions.
- Course induction and tasting technique. Natural factors and human influences in the vineyard
- Human influences in the winery
- White wines of Germany, Alsace, Austria and Tokaj
- White wines of Burgundy, Loire and Bordeaux
- Red and rosé wines of Bordeaux, South West France and the Loire Valley
- Red wines of Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the red and white wines of the northern Rhône Valley
- Red, white and rosé wines of southern Rhône and southern France. Red wines of Spain Part 1 and white wines of Spain and Portugal
- Red wines of Northern Spain and red and white wines of Northern Italy
- Red and white wines of central and southern Italy, red wines of Portugal and red and white wines of Greece. Feedback tasting of 2 wines
- Premium red wines of New Zealand, USA and Australia
- Premium white wines of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, USA and Canada
- Regional specialities of Australia, South Africa and USA. Premium red and white wines of Argentina and Chile
- Sparkling Wines & Fortified Wines
WSET Level 3 in Wine Exam:
The exam comprises of two papers; a Theory Paper and a Tasting Paper. In order to pass, you have to attain a mark of 55% or above in both papers. The Theory paper consists of a 50 questions multiple choice paper and four short written questions which have to be completed in two hours. The Tasting Paper consists of a blind tasting of two wines which must be completed in 30 minutes.
Pass with Distinction: 85% and above
Pass with Merit: between 70 – 84%
Pass: between 55 – 69%
Fail: between 45 – 54%
Fail Unclassified: 44% or below
Exam papers are sent to WSET in London for marking and results are received usually within 10 – 12 weeks. Students will be informed by email as soon as we receive the results. Successful students will then receive their certificate and lapel pin by mail.
If you are unsuccessful in either exam, you will have the possibility to retake the exam without retaking the whole course. In addition, if you received over 55% in one paper, you will only have to re-take the other paper you were unsuccessful with.
Course location: (digital classroom on Zoom)
Course Tutor: Jane Nisbet Huseby
Language: Both the course and examination will be in English as WSET does not offer any wine courses in Norwegian. Further explanations however, can be given in Norwegian if and when required.