Who should enroll in the NVWA two-day workshop?
The workshop is ideal for students looking for more guided tasting and theory practice in advance of their WSET Level 3 exam.
What’s the best timing for the workshop? Which session should you choose?
While we recommend that students enroll in a workshop that occurs after their Level 3 class has concluded, you have flexibility in the workshop that you choose. Some students prefer their workshop immediately before their exam, and others prefer to have more time between the workshop and exam. Which is better? That depends on you.
A workshop close to your exam date may be preferable for students who want a final tasting calibration session and a chance to reinforce how to approach the Short Written Answer section of the exam.
Other students may choose a workshop farther out from their exam date. This allows students an opportunity to pivot in their studies and helps them better focus on their final preparation.
Either way, students will experience a comprehensive two-day exam prep workshop with interactive tasting and theory exercises!
In this two-day, live in-person workshop, we will focus on the two areas of greatest concern for students: the tasting exam and the short written answer section of the theory exam. You will:
- Taste 6 wines with a WSET-trained instructor. Calibrate your palate to the WSET-trained instructors
- Learn pointers for gaining maximum points on the tasting exam
- Take a mock tasting exam and work with an instructor to master any weak areas
- Learn what the WSET is looking for when they use certain words/verbs in their exam questions
- Participate in Short Written Answer exercises which include time to practice writing answers as well as detailed reveals
Separate exam registration is required.
Ask yourself these questions. If you answer no to any of them, this workshop is for you!
- Do you understand what to include and how much to include in the Short Written Answer portion of the Level 3 theory exam?
- FYI -This is an area that causes many students to fail the theory exam, and we teach you how to confidently master what the WSET is looking for with the various types of these questions.
- Do you know what the WSET is looking for when they ask you to explain a given term or topic?
- Do you know what the WSET is looking for when they ask you to describe a term or topic?
- Do you know what types of questions appear on the theory exam?
- Do you know how to best recall theory information in an exam setting?
- Do you understand how the WSET wants you to interactively study, moving back and forth between the viticulture and production sections with the regional chapters?
- Do you know if you will be tested on specialty wine styles such as Hunter Valley Semillon, Rutherglen Muscat, and Amarone della Valpolicella?
- Do you know how to maximize points on the SAT tasting exam?
*This workshop was not created by nor is it endorsed by the WSET. We have created it, putting our 10+ years of award-winning experience to work in helping students achieve exam results well above the WSET global average. This workshop is intended to provide support and resources that complement the official WSET course materials. It should NOT be used as a replacement for any official WSET course content and/or lessons.