WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines


The Advanced Wine Diploma provides the real wine lover with an in-depth learning forum, starting with an exquisite selection of top wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy, among others. Top wines are served, and the knowledge of viticulture and winemaking is further deepened, visiting all the major wine regions worldwide.

In this course the knowledge level shifts  to an analytical level. The advanced exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions, 5 open questions and a tasting exam, in which two wines must be explained. If successful, the international Advanced Wine Diploma of the WSET will be awarded, from which a training to become a Dutch vinologist or the internationally highly regarded Diploma Course training can be followed.

We look forward to welcoming you to the first reception with a glass of champagne!

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€1099,- incl. 21% VAT, fully deductible. The price includes both the course material and the exam.
Number of lessons
10 (3½ hours) + 1 exam day
Advanced. This course can be accessed by students who either have previously passed the Level 2 Awards in Wines and Spirits or demonstrate a similar level of knowledge.
Vineyard: soil, operations, harvest, diseases, climate
Making wine: the wine cellar, techniques, temperature, wine storage
Grape varieties: the important wine varieties in the world and their qualities
Learning to read labels: sense and nonsense on a label
Wine regions: all wine regions of the world and their wines
Wine and food: how to make a good combination
Special wines: fortified and sparkling wines, Champagne, the techniques
And answers to all other questions.
Depending on the pace of the group, a minimum of 7 wines are tasted and assessed every class. Using the international WSET tasting method you will gain a lot of experience in making detailed tasting notes. Winefield's Auctioneers only uses top wines.
Once you have completed the entire course, you are ready for the exam, which consists of 50 multiple choice questions, 5 open questions and a tasting exam, in which two wines must be explained. Twice a year the exam is organized at Winefield's. Resits are unlimited (for a fee) possible.
Hours of study
Every week there is a course meeting from 7 pm to 10.30 pm. In addition, you are expected to put in 4 study hours per week in advance.
Study package
Advanced study pack including: study book, workbook and test card. Sample glasses are available at the course location. In addition, the handouts for the course and sample lists are sent weekly.
The advanced course is provided by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London. This institute is the largest wine educator, with 40,000 students per year in 35 countries. After obtaining the diploma, it is possible to start the Diploma Course (WSET Level 4).


Event Details

Date: september 18, 2023

Start time: 19:00

End time: 22:30

Venue: Winefields cellars Amsterdam