This course is recommended for those who have earned the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits certificate, or have a good foundation of wine knowledge. In-depth lectures and discussions covering wines and spirits of the world are designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines and spirits of the world and their commercial importance. The course concludes with a two part final exam that consists of  a 30 minute tasting of two wines and a 2 hour theory exam that includes 50 multiple choice questions and 4 written questions.  Successful candidates receive WSET Level 3 Award in Wines certificate. The total course hours are 90. The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course objectives and suggested wines may be found in the course Specification. WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Specification

American Wine School Virtual WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

The American Wine School WSET Level 3 Wines meets weekly at specific dates and times just like an in-person classroom. The American Wine School Virtual lectures are led by live instructors and are identical to our face-to-face instruction with one exception; students are responsible for purchasing the wines for the course. During the course, students are able to ask questions, chat with other candidates, and submit tasting notes for one-on-one feedback. Virtual sessions are recorded for candidates who might miss a class or want to listen to a lecture again.

Since there is a blind tasting element on the exam, we suggest tasting a broad range of wine styles and quality levels. A list of suggested wines will be sent to candidates prior to the first class. We provide one-on-one feedback on your wine notes throughout the course. If you would like to have class wines delivered to your door, please consider purchasing from our online partner, WineJug. AWS Level 3 packs of class wines can be order using the links below.




The Level 3 Online Learning course fee of $895 includes study guide, online course, and exam fee. All wines tasted during the course are purchased by candidates.