Dublin Bar Academy

WSET Award in Wines Level 3


The WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines qualification is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines and spirits of the world and their commercial importance in the world’s market.

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A 10 week course leading to internationally recognised WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, on successful completion of written & tasting examinations.

This Level is a good step up from Level 2, gives more comprehensive coverage of the diverse world of wines with a deeper focus on tasting technique.

Qualification: You are required to pass a closed book examination, comprising 2 units.

Unit 1: 50 multiple-choice questions & 4 x 25 mark short written answer questions to

be completed within 2 hours.

Unit 2: A blind tasting examination of 2 wines to be completed in 30 minutes.

Duration: 10 weeks every Tuesday evening

Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Entry requirements:


  • It is recommended (although not mandatory) that candidates should be at WSET Level 2 before embarking on this course.
  • Candidates should be over 18 years of age.

Please note that the final fee of €350 should be paid in full on the first day of the course

Price: €749



Unit 1:


  •  Natural factors in the vineyard that influence style, quality and price
  •  Human factors in the vineyard that influence style, quality and price
  • Human factors in the winery that influence style, quality and price
  • Principal still wine producing regions in the world
  •  Key factors that influence style, quality and price of the principal still wines of the world
  • Principal Sparkling wines of the world
  •  Key factors that influence style, quality and price of sparkling wines
  • Principal fortified wines of the world
  • Key factors that influence style, quality and price of fortified wines Making wine recommendations
  •  Common faults
  • Principles of food and wine pairing
  • Social and health issues

Unit 2:


  • Accurately describe the key characteristics of any principal still wine of theworld and use the description to make an assessment of quality and anassessment of readiness for drinking.

Anke Hartmann

Anke fell in love with wines during her time working as a chef in Germany and moved from there to a career as a Sommelier. She has worked in some of the finest Michelin stared establishments in Switzerland, England, Germany and Ireland. For more then 12 years Anke has been working as a Sommelier and is holding the WSET Diploma Level 4 Qualification.

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