WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

This challenging and rewarding course is for individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wine and offers a detailed understanding of grape growing and winemaking. Throughout the course you will taste over 70 different wines. On successful completion, you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. You will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo and call yourself a wine expert. Some study before the exam and revision throughout will be required, and you must have passed the WSET Level 2 Wine Course or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge to begin this wine course.

Please see below for dates, venues and more details of the Wine Courses in Cambridge that are coming up. If you cannot find a date below to suit you, please call Steve to discuss other dates or venues.

Programme outline:

Unit 1 – Wines of the World

  • Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation and bottling, labelling regulations)
  • France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa,
  • Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Fortified (Liqueur) Wines
  • Information and Advice for Customers and Staff
  • This unit is evaluated by a multiple choice paper of 50 questions and a question paper requiring short written answers

Unit 2 – Tasting and Evaluating Wines of the World

  • WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting – how to taste wines and evaluate the quality, style and price
  • This unit is assessed by a blind tasting paper of two wines

Course venue: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BX

Time: 10am – 5pm

Course fee: £650 (includes wine samples, studypack, tuition and examination)

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines : Saturdays

Date: October 6, 2018

Time: 10.00 - 17.00

Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BX




October 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3 & 17

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines : Mondays

Date: October 8, 2018

Time: 10.00 - 17.00

Mondays: October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 & 19.





WSET Level 3 Award in Wines – Saturday course (5 consecutive weeks – exam on day 6)

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 10.00 - 17.00

Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BX




5 day course: Saturdays March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13
Examination on Saturday 27 April

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines – Mondays (5 consecutive weeks, exam on week 6)

Date: March 18, 2019

Time: 10.00 - 17.00

CUC Wine Bar, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU





5 day course: Mondays March 18, 25, April 1, 8 & 15 2019
Examination on Monday 29 April 2019