The WSET Level 3 course is taught in English, by a certified mother-tongue English speaking Educator, and goes deeper into the world of wine, giving students a detailed understanding of viticulture and winemaking. The contents are presented interactively, aiming to provide the practical skills to identify and describe the characteristics of still, fortified and sparkling wines. It also explains how to use the wine data sheet to identify quality.

Duration: 5 days, from 9:00 to 17:00 for a total of 30 hours of lessons and over 70 wines for tasting.

Before proceeding with enrollment, we require that you contact us for any special educational needs to be taken into consideration during courses and exams and which may require “reasonable adjustments.” All information will be considered and treated as confidential between the student, Italian Wine Academy and WSET.

Attention: The courses will be held only and exclusively upon reaching a minimum number of 10 students. All participants must have a green pass.

Wset Level 3 Award in Wine




Unit 1: The wines of the world

  1. understand in depth what factors influence the style, quality and price of a wine;
  2. identify and describe the characteristics of still wines produced in the main wine-growing areas of the world;
  3. grasp the dynamics that lead to variations in the price of the final product, taking into account the activity of man, nature, laws and trade;
  4. understand in detail the production processes of sparkling wines and describe the style for the main appellations of the world;
  5. explain methods of production of sweet and fortified wines and describe the style for the main appellations of the world;
  6. master the skills necessary to provide information on wine in a professional manner and with a shared language.

Unit 2: Analytical Wine Tasting.

  1. taste and analytically describe the wine, giving an objective assessment of the quality and aging capacity;
  2. present a technical description of the wine using the Systematic Approach to WSET Tasting.


The Courses 2019 – 2021

12 – 16 June 2019

Vinitaly International Academy

5 – 9 February 2020

Vinitaly International Academy

11 – 15 May 2022

Vinitaly International Academy – Exam 23 July

11 – 15 September 2019

Vinitaly International Academy

1 – 5 July 2020

Vinitaly International Academy

9 – 13 February 2022

Vinitaly International Academy – Exam 30 April

20 – 24 November 2019

Vinitaly International Academy

30 June – 4 July 2021

Vinitaly International Academy

11 – 12 / 18 – 19 / 25 September 2021

Vinitaly International Academy – Weekend Classes – Exam 5 November


Having successfully attended and passed the WSET Level 2 course is strongly recommended. Nonetheless, it is possible to register directly for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine if the student can demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge.


Final Exam

The WSET Level 3 diploma is awarded upon passing a practical test which involves the blind tasting of two wines and a written exam which includes short answer written questions and multiple choice questions.

See the course specifications for more detailed information.

Before proceeding with the payment / registration, please read carefully the terms and conditions at this link for registration to the courses