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WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

Admission Introduction

Course Highlight
• Provide a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making
• Learn the iconic grape varieties and wine producing regions in the world
• Include the still, sparkling and fortified wines
• Explore the factors that account for the style, quality and price of wines
• Taste 90-100 wine samples from all over the world
• Attend LiquidArt Academy’s course completion ceremony

Language
• Taught in Cantonese with foreign vocabulary
• Study materials and exams in English

Course Duration
• A total of 51 hours in 17 sessions
• Including 45 hours of guided learning and 6 hours of review sessions

Examination
• A closed-book examination
• Unit 1: 50 multiple-choice questions and a short-written answer paper of 4 questions, to be completed in 2 hours
• Unit 2: a blind tasting of 2 wines, to be completed in 30 minutes

Course Fee
MOP 12,200
MOP 11,200 (Early bird discount, paid 2 weeks ahead of the course start date)
MOP 11,100 (Recommended by friends / discount for LiquidArt alumni)

Introduction
For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

You’ll Learn
Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal
    • Still Wines of the World
    • Sparkling Wines of the World
    • Fortified Wines of the World
  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Entry requirements
You must be at least 18 years old. It is recommended that you hold the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines, WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.

*Wine tasting glasses and spittoons will be provided. Please taste responsibly. Don’t drink and drive.*

Examination
The WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines will be assessed by a closed-book theory examination and a tasting examination. In order to gain an overall pass a candidate must achieve a pass mark of 55 per cent in both the theory and the tasting examination.

Candidates must sit both units at the same sitting in the same language. Only resit candidates who have achieved a pass in one unit are permitted to sit single units.

Unit 1: Theory Examination
• Part 1 comprises 50 multiple-choice questions. This part will assess knowledge and understanding across the unit.
• Part 2 is a question paper requiring short written answers. This part will consist of 4 questions of 25 marks each, and will assess the application of knowledge across the unit.

The theory examination paper must be completed in 2 hours. In order to secure a pass for the theory examination a candidate will be required to attain a minimum mark of 55 per cent in both part 1 and part 2.

Unit 2: Tasting Examination
The tasting examination will be internally set and marked by a WSET Approved Level 3 Internal Assessor using an assessment brief provided by WSET. The results will be verified by WSET.

The examination will consist of 2 blind wines and will assess a candidate’s ability to accurately describe a wine and draw conclusions based on these observations.

The tasting examination must be completed in 30 minutes. In order to secure a pass for the tasting examination a candidate will be required to attain a minimum mark of 55 per cent.

*Photo ID (e.g. Macau ID or Passport) is required to present when taking the exam.*

Resit exam
Candidates may need to contact us and apply to resit the examination if they are unsuccessful. The resit fee for Unit 1 Theory is MOP 1,200 and the resit fee for Unit 2 Tasting is MOP 700.

About WSET
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the largest global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications. Trusted by the world’s most recognised drinks organisations, WSET has led the design and delivery of wine and spirit education for five decades. With four progressive levels of study offered through a network of course providers in more than 70 countries and translated into multiple languages, WSET qualifications inspire and empower drinks professionals and enthusiasts.

More Information
WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines Specification (English)
LiquidArt Academy Approved Programme Provider Policies

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Class Schedule
2024/08/24 to 10/26 | Every Saturday
1:00pm-7:30pm
**No Class on 09/28 & 10/19**

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2024/10/26 | Saturday | 4:30pm-7:30pm
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