Exam LABS: Diploma D3 – Tasting Identification Workshop

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Exam LABS: Diploma D3 – Tasting Identification Workshop

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You want to speak with confidence about the textures, styles and regions of wine.
You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
You need practical guidance on tasting and pairing that you can actually use.

Then It's Time To

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Exam LABS: Diploma D3 – Tasting Identification Workshop

Napa, California

$297.00

In-person March 26, 2023, Napa, California:

Is your D3 tasting exam coming up? Or did you recently start D3 and are trying to unlock the secrets of how to tackle its challenging blind tasting identification flights? Get critical insight on how to succeed at answering grape, region or country identification questions during this in-person workshop! You will learn how to break down wine identification questions and what kind of evidence is needed to write high-scoring answers on the D3 tasting exam. Get hands-on practice writing tasting notes on three wine flights, with each flight followed by a detailed debrief. Nine wines total will be tasted.

This 6 hour, in-person workshop is intended for any registered student of the WSET Level 4 Diploma preparing for the D3 Wines of the World exam.

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Napa, in-person instruction

Schedule:

      • 9-9:30am: Instructor-led discussion on how to tackle a grape variety identification flight
      • 9:30-10:15am: Taste a flight of three wines and write tasting notes, including grape variety ID
      • 10:15-10:45am: Group tasting note debrief with instructor
      • 10:45-11:15am: Instructor-led discussion on how to tackle a region of origin flight
      • 11:15am-12pm: Taste a flight of three wines and write tasting notes, including region ID
      • 12-12:30pm: Group tasting note debrief with instructor
      • 12:30-1pm: Lunch break (bring your own)
      • 1-1:30pm: Instructor-led discussion on how to tackle a country of origin flight
      • 1:30-2:15pm: Taste a flight of three wines and write tasting notes, including country ID
      • 2:15-3pm: Group tasting note debrief with instructor, final questions
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TASTE & TALK ABOUT WINE LIKE A PRO

Module 1

Introduction To Wine

Module 2

The Influence Of Site, Grape Type, & Techniques

Module 3

Principle Wine Regions Of The World

Module 3

Tasting, Serving, Storing & Pairing

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Wine 101 includes 8 hours of training, divided into 20 appetizer-sized videos, plus a tasting toolkit.

Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.

Ask questions and get answers with NVWA certified experts. Plus, engage with our +4,000 community.

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• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

LEVEL UP YOUR WINE EXPERTISE LIKE A PRO

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Is your D3 tasting exam coming up? Or did you recently start D3 and are trying to unlock the secrets of how to tackle its challenging blind tasting identification flights? Get critical insight on how to succeed at answering grape, region or country identification questions during this in-person workshop! You will learn how to break down wine identification questions and what kind of evidence is needed to write high-scoring answers on the D3 tasting exam. Get hands-on practice writing tasting notes on three wine flights, with each flight followed by a detailed debrief. Nine wines total will be tasted.

This 6 hour, in-person workshop is intended for any registered student of the WSET Level 4 Diploma preparing for the D3 Wines of the World exam.

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023

Time: 9am -3pm

Location: Napa, in-person instruction

Schedule:

    • 9-9:30am: Instructor-led discussion on how to tackle a grape variety identification flight
    • 9:30-10:15am: Taste a flight of three wines and write tasting notes, including grape variety ID
    • 10:15-10:45am: Group tasting note debrief with instructor
    • 10:45-11:15am: Instructor-led discussion on how to tackle a region of origin flight
    • 11:15am-12pm: Taste a flight of three wines and write tasting notes, including region ID
    • 12-12:30pm: Group tasting note debrief with instructor
    • 12:30-1pm: Lunch break (bring your own)
    • 1-1:30pm: Instructor-led discussion on how to tackle a country of origin flight
    • 1:30-2:15pm: Taste a flight of three wines and write tasting notes, including country ID
    • 2:15-3pm: Group tasting note debrief with instructor, final questions
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WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

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Level 4

Location

Location: Napa Valley Wine Academy 2501 Oak Street, Napa CA 94559

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How We’re Different

We’re Premier, not Pretentious

We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.
(There’s a reason our unique approach is winning awards.)
WSET Educator of the Year 2016

AWARD WINNING!

WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.

IN-PERSON COURSE & WORKSHOP REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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