An advanced level course for wine and spirit enthusiasts and for professionals working in the drinks and hospitality trades.

What the course is about

This internationally recognised qualification provides a deep and detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making carried out in the different regions of the world. Tasting skills are further developed and upon completion of the course you will be able to confidently explain different wine styles and quality.

This is a rigorous course requiring intense preparation and study.

The course is open to those that hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or to those that can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.

Learning outcome

Unit 1

  • The qualification provides knowledge of the following:
  • The key factors in wine production: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • How these factors influence the key characteristics of

– 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

Knowledge will be assessed through a 2 part exam. Unit 1 is a 50 multiple-choice-question test as well as a paper of short written answers. Unit 2 is a blind tasting of two wines. Successful completion of the exam leads to the internationally recognised WSET Level 3 Award in Wines certificate.

Course dates

  • Option 1: Eleven consecutive Monday evenings
    16 April 2018 to 2 July 2018
    (no session on the 30th of April)
    Time: 18h00-21h00

  • Option 2: Fifteen consecutive Thursday evenings
    23rd of August to 13th of December 2018 
    one session on Tuesday the 25th of 
    (no sessions on the 30th of August and 1st of November)
    Time: 18h30-20h30
    Exam: 13th of December, 18h00-21h00

Address: Grev Turegatan 45, 114 38 Stockholm
Course tutor: Sarah Jefford, WSET Certified Educator and Diploma graduate.
Language: English
Price: SEK 9’900 (incl. VAT)

The price covers WSET course materials, examination fees, WSET accredited tuition and wine samples. The study material will be sent to you in advance, when you sign up.


Students need to bring tasting glasses to each of the course sessions. A protective shoulder-bag containing a set of six high quality 35 cl Riedel Ouverture Red glasses can be purchased from Nordic Wine Tastings at the discounted price of SEK 699.

Book the course

Please book by filling in the form below and by paying for the course (and glasses if you are taking some). Payment should be made via Swish (1236760615) or bank transfer (Giro: 425-0262).

Kindly read the terms and conditions before submitting your booking form.

Please contact Nordic Wine Tastings by phone (+46 73 310 34 18) or by email ( for any further questions regarding the course.