This autumn we will offer two options to participate in our WSET Level 3 in Wine. Student can choose either to participate in our very successful digital version where students have both theory and tastings session live on Zoom, or alternatively new this autumn we will offer a combination of online theory sessions and course centre (classroom) tastings session.
- WSET L3 in Wine – LIVE! 100% Digital evening course with tasting tutorials on Zoom. Through a series of 11 live digital sessions on Zoom combining theory and tasting tutorials. Wednesdays 18:00 – 21:30 hrs
- WSET L3 in Wine – LIVE! Combined course – digital theory and classroom tasting tutorials. Combines 11 digital theory sessions on Zoom AND 2 full-days of classroom tasting tutorials in Oslo. Theory sessions on Zoom on Wednesdays 18:00 – 20:00 hrs, tastings tutorials on two Saturdays.CLICK TO VIEW THIS OPTION
About the L3 in Wine 100% digital evening course with tasting tutorials
What you will learn:
- How to accurately describe the key characteristics of wines and use this description to make and assessment of quality and readiness to drink using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT)
- How to make appropriate wine recommendations
- The principal natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery that influence the production of still wines of the world.
- How natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery influence style, quality and wine prices
- Identify the key characteristics of still wines produced in the principal wine producing regions of the wines.
- How key natural and human factors in addition to local laws and commerce influence the style and quality of wines
- Key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing (viticulture), winemaking, maturation and bottling.
- Identify the key characteristics of the principal sparkling and fortified wines of the world and how natural and human factors, as well as wine laws, influence the style, quality and price of these wines.
How you will learn on the 100% Digital evening course:
- 11 live digital theory and tasting sessions on Zoom 3 – 3.5 hours each session.
- A recommended tasting wine list of 40 wines. All wines can be purchased at Vinmonopolet and will be used during the digital tasting sessions.
- WSET L3 in Wine course book (200 pages), WSET L3 in Wine workbook (150 pages), Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT) card, WSET L3 in Wine course specifications
- 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.
- Oslo Wine School digital resources and Kahoot! tests
Our internationally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 in Wine course combines interactive LIVE! tutorials, engaging discussions and professional wine tastings with our wine specialist Jane Nisbet Huseby.
More information: contact Jane Nisbet Huseby firstname.lastname@example.org
About the 100% live digital WSET L3 course:
Students participate in 11 live sessions combing theory and tasting each week. Upon enrolment, students receive the WSET L3 wine list. The list consists of 40 wines, all of which are available through Vinmonopolet, to an approx. value of 8,500 kr. We recommend that students form study groups with other students in their region to reduce the costs of the wines if possible. Many of our digital students have commented that purchasing the wines themselves gave them more time – often over several days, to become familiar with each individual wine and wine style.
Course Fee: 15.300 kr
Included in course fee:
- 11 sessions of WSET Level 3 in wine theory and practical tastings tuition on Zoom
- All course materials (WSET L3 in Wine course book (200 pages), WSET L3 in Wine workbook (150 pages), Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT) card, course specification
- Access to Oslo Wine School study WSET study guides and practice Kahoot! tests
- Postage of course materials anywhere in Norway
- Exam fee
- Wine list of recommended wines – 40 wines available in Vinmonopolet
On completion of the course and passing the exam, successful students will receive their WSET L3 in Wine certificate and lapel
Note: All digital sessions are recorded. In the event that you are not always able to attend the live sessions, it is possible to view the recorded version. However this course requires dedication and our live sessions are interactive requiring students to embrace actively participation in our discussions and with their fellow students.
Course dates: Wednesday evenings 18:00 – 21:30 (15 mins break at 20:00 to prepare for tasting session)
September. 15, 22, 29,
October: 13, 20, 27
November: 3, 10, 17, 24
Exam date: Monday 06 December in Oslo. Time and location to be confirmed.
The WSET L3 in Wine 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 (optional).
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.
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 40 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. 8500 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 enrol 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 11 evenings and include the following topics:
- 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.