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Level 3 Exam Prep Workshop | Napa, California


$499

10 am to 4 pm Pacific Time

Let’s face it, the WSET Level 3 exam is difficult.

It’s not just a matter of memorizing the facts but also knowing how to apply them in real-life exam situations.

In this two-day workshop, we will focus on the two areas of greatest concern for students: the tasting and short written answer sections of the theory exam. You will learn proven strategies from an expert instructor that have been honed through many years of experience teaching wine professionals from around the world. In just one weekend, we will help you gain confidence and improve your chances of passing this challenging exam with flying colors!

For enrolled Level 3 online students or students wanting exam prep help prior to their exam.

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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.

**Please note: in-person courses may be transitioned to online/virtual courses with wine kit shipments pending the development of Covid-19. If traveling for this course, we highly encourage purchasing travel insurance.**

Not taken the Level 3 course yet, but interested?

Visit the WSET Level 3 Online Course page here!

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?

How is this workshop different from the WSET Level 3 Combo course being offered? The Level 3 Combo is a package that includes the WSET Level 3 online course AND a two-day workshop for exam preparation. If you signed up solely for the WSET Online Level 3 and now realize that you would benefit from in-class time calibrating your palate to a certified WSET instructor as well as help in knowing how to answer Short Written Answer questions, then this exam workshop is for you.

*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.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 11.5 × 2 in
Subject

Wine

Knowledge Level

Advanced

Certification

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Region of Study

Global

Course Format

In-Person

Course Type

Professional

Location

Level

Level 3

Workshop Dates

November 12-13, 2021, January 28-29, 2022

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  1. Alex H

    Alex H:

    You did a FANTASTIC job at helping me and the other students pass the exam, along with strengthening my personal passion for wine. I feel so much more confident when speaking about wine with sommeliers and winemakers here in Mendoza. I had a wonderful time with Napa Valley Wine Academy and will highly recommend you guys to anyone who asks where they can earn wine credentials.
    Again, thank you very much…

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  2. Amy

    Amy:

    Absolutely awesome experience. Totally enjoyed it. Feel much much more knowledgeable now then I did 10 days ago. Teachers were awesome! Class mates were fun. Thanks so much for setting Jamie and I up with tours. We had the perfect Napa week. My only complaint is that you need to call ALL my friends and family and tell them that I wasn’t just DRINKING wine, I was actually out there taking a course and it wasn’t that easy!!!! Haaaaa! My proudest moment was getting the two wines correct in the tasting part of the test. I thought you guys did an amazing job on how to write a correct note.

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  3. Chris H

    Chris H:

    Thank you for a great Level 3 class this past spring. I learned so much, and have shared my new found knowledge with many folks. Many opportunities have opened up, and it’s great being part of the industry

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  4. John B

    John B:

    Just wanted to reach out and thank you again for offering the level 3 class… After having taken classes with the Court of Masters and ISG, this by far was the best and thought the tasting portion of each session was extremely beneficial

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  5. Camil

    Camil:

    The WSET Level 3 Advanced Certification was a great experience and I learned so much. Christian, Catherine and Gence are all so knowledgeable about wines and spirits. The course was a great opportunity to learn more about the quality and the different styles of wines and spirits. I highly recommend Napa Valley Wine Academy to everyone how is interested in learning more about the interesting world of wine

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  6. Fred

    Fred:

    You guys did a fantastic job! The instructors were great – very knowledgeable and entertaining and the entire process was very organized and relevant (i.e. no wasted time or subject material)

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  7. Laurie Brauss

    Laurie Brauss (verified owner):

    Thank you to all of the wonderful educators and facilitators at NVWA! The learning environment is great and instructors wonderful! Money well spent! Cheers to you!
    Laurie
    WSET Level 3 Award

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  8. Kate S

    Kate S:

    I took the summer 2018 intensive WSET Level 3. At every step, including their online presence and communications, they were professional, personable, and informative. As I prepared for the course remotely, they clearly communicated the expectations and followed up to ensure I had the information and support I needed. Their online resources are impressive and extensive. When I arrived for the week-long course, I was impressed with the comfortable facility and organization of the staff. More importantly, the instructors’ knowledge and teaching skills were en pointe—and that’s coming from a former teacher! The course is what it says it is: intensive. The teachers made it worth the time. The exam was a challenge, but the course really prepared me for it—both by solidifying the theory and tasting techniques and by helping me navigate the exam.

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