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. This qualification has a minimum requirement of 54 hours of self-study time in addition to 30 hours of classroom tuition.

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 2020-2021

  • Sixteen consecutive Tuesday evenings
    22nd of September 2020 to 2nd of February 2020

    (no sessions on the 27th of October, nor on the 22nd and 29th of December 2020 and 5th of January 2021)
    Time: 18h30-20h30
    Exam: 2nd of February, 18h00-21h00
  • Sixteen consecutive Monday evenings Online via Zoom
    1st of February 2021 to 31st of May 2021

    (no sessions on the 1st of March and 5th of April 2021)
    Time: 18h30-20h30
    Exam: 31st of March 18h00-21h00

Address: Grev Turegatan 45, 114 38 Stockholm
Course tutor: Sarah Jefford, WSET Certified Educator and Diploma graduate.
Language: English
Price: SEK 12’000 (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. Shortly after receiving your booking form Nordic Wine Tastings will issue you with an invoice. Payment should then be made via Swish (1236760615) or bank transfer (Giro: 425-0262).

Kindly read the Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy before submitting your booking form. Further information on the learning outcomes can be found on the Specification page.

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


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