Are you ready to become a wine pro?

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is a highly respected qualification. It is an advanced course that will teach you the art of tasting to the extent that you can identify wines and quality levels in blind tastings.

You will go on a vinous adventure to every major region learning about a plethora of grape varieties, production methods and appellations. There are no prerequisites to take this course, but Level 2 is strongly recommended. 

Don’t forget: when you register for an in-person course, you receive a FREE Vinoscenti – Canada online course (value of $99-299 depending on the course) 



During the WSET level 3 wine course you will learn about:

  • Advanced wine tasting technique
  • Viticulture and Vineyard Management
  • Winemaking
  • Alsace, Bordeaux, and Southwest France
  • Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the Loire Valley
  • The Rhône Valley and Southern France
  • Germany
  • Austria, Tokaj, and Greece
  • Northern Italy
  • Central and Southern Italy
  • Spain & Portugal
  • North and South America
  • Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa
  • Champagne and other sparkling wines
  • Sherry, Port, and Fortified Muscats



At Vinoscenti Canada you will taste high quality wines. You’ll be taught by true wine professionals. 



At the end of the course there is an exam that consists of 2 wines, a 50 question multiple choice paper and a 4 question short answer exam. The pass mark is 55% in all 3 papers. We have a very high pass rate for the tasting and multiple choice, and place extra emphasis on the short answer section.

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. The qualification is highly regarded by employers.


TERMS: Full payment is charged at the time of registration. Your payment is non-refundable but you can transfer it once to another person or to a future course of the same type, if you contact us 14 days or more before the start date. In the rare event Vinoscenti Canada has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund.

Course Format

Course Length: 6 Days
  • Day 1 – Morning:
    Tasting and Evaluating Wine
  • Day 1 – Afternoon:
  • Day 2 – Morning:
    Alsace, Loire Valley, Burgundy
  • Day 2 – Afternoon:
    Bordeaux, Rhône Valley, Southern France
  • Day 3 – Morning:
    Germany, Austria, Greece, Tokaj
  • Day 3 – Afternoon:
    South America, North America
  • Day 4 – Morning:
  • Day 4 – Afternoon:
    New Zealand, Australia, South Africa
  • Day 5 – Morning:
    Spain, Portugal
  • Day 5 – Afternoon:
    Fortified Wines
  • Day 6 – Morning:
    Food and Wine, Service and Storage
    Sparkling Wines
  • Day 6 – Afternoon:

At the end of the course you will:

  • Display an understanding of the influences on
    the style, quality and price of wines.
  • Understand wine label terminology
  • Name the important grape varieties and
    describe their character and the style of wine
  • Produce basic descriptions of wines using the
    Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting
  • Give basic advice on storage, service of wine,
    and food and wine matching
Study Guide

Upon registration, students will be provided with material for Level 3.


On the afternoon of the last day of the course, students
will write 2 sets of exams:

  • PRACTICAL (30 minutes):
    Blind tasting two wines (one white, one red)
  • WRITTEN (2 hours):
    50 x Multiple choice questions
    4 X Short written answer questions

The examination is restricted to information contained
within the material.
The exams are then couriered to WSET head office for
marking. Results are released approximately 10 – 12
weeks after the exam.
Students are required to achieve a grade of 55% on
each exam to pass the Level 3 certification.