【Live streaming class】WSET®Level 3 Award in Wines~Explaining style and quality~ ※Exam Venue:Aoyama School

会場 青山
回数 全18回
定員 18 名
開講日 10/30 (月)
催行決定日 10/23 (月)
講師 小原陽子
コース WSET®資格取得コース
振替カテゴリ 【Live streaming class】WSET®Level 3 Award in Wines(English)
備考 If you have already passed the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines exam (in any language), you may not take the examination.



2023.10.27 残1席となります。ご検討中の方はお早めにお申込みお待ちしております。


※2023.10.29 第5回~11回、第15回・第16回のスケジュールが当初より変更となりました











Application Deadline: October 23rd (Mon), 2023

※Applications may close before the deadline once the maximum capacity is reached.

★In the event that you are unable to attend the class, you will still have access to the recorded streaming at a later time, regardless of your attendance status. 

★We deliver an original curriculum designed to provide a strong support system to pass the exam. 

We have added “Mock Exam” for Session 16 and “Mock Exam Commentary” for Session 17 to the course program to enhance exam preparation for Session 18 (Exam). 

【Important】 Regarding Sessions 15, 16, and 18

・These sessions will be conducted at our on-site school of your choice, either at Aoyama site or Osaka site.

・Please be reminded that once a site has been selected, no changes can be made.

※These classes are for those who have selected the Aoyama site for on-site schooling.

※If you wish to select the Osaka site for on-site schooling, proceed with your application by clicking on the link below.


★Regarding The Course Materials

English class materials(textbook and studyguide) will be provided in e-book format.

We will provide the your ebook ID after the class will be decided to open.

 If you would like to purchase the paper copies of materials(textbook only), please purchase them from WSET headquarters (link below).


Note: The first language of this instructor is Japanese and she is not a native English speaker. Supplementary explanations may be provided in Japanese, if necessary.



You can learn with the same quality as our face-to-face class from the comfort of your own home! Join our live streaming class now!

【追加受付中・残1席】The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is the world’s leading provider of qualifications in wines and spirits. Established in the UK in 1969, WSET’s qualifications are now recognised as the international standard by both the industry and enthusiasts. Since 1969 over half a million students have chosen to take a WSET qualification.

Académie du Vin is pleased to be able to offer the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines. Students will be able to sit for the respective exams upon completion of the courses.

WSET courses place a strong emphasis not only on identification of wines, but more importantly, on the factors that affect the style and quality of the wines. Students will be able to improve both their analytical knowledge as well as their tasting skills.

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.

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.

※Please note that all sessions are conducted in English only.

※At Level 3, we recommend a minimum of 50 hours of self-study time outside of lessons, so you will need to work independently in order to pass the exam.

What 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 in explaining wine style and quality

【Unit 2】

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

※For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below.

Specification Issue2.pdf

※If you require special considerations during your course attendance, please consult separately at the time of application.

※If you already have been issued a Candidate Number, we ask that you enter it in the remarks in the application form.

※Included in the course fee are: lectures, wine tasting samples, and examination fees. 

【Important】 Regarding Sessions 15, 16, and 18

・These sessions will be conducted at our on-site school of your choice, either at Aoyama site or Osaka site.

・Please be reminded that once a site has been selected, no changes can be made.

・A recording for Session 15 will be made available but tasting samples will not be delivered in the event you are absent for Session 15 and 16. ( There will not be any recorded streaming for Session 16 due to the Mock Exam) 

・Session 16 will be held on the same day as Session 15, making the class schedule during the hours of 15:00~17:15. Please note that the instructor will not be present during the Mock Exam.

・If you have selected the Aoyama site for the 15th session, the class at the Osaka site will be live streamed to Aoyama site in lieu of face-to-face participation.

What happens after your enrolment:

・We will deliver the wines according to the following schedule. Once you receive the wines, make sure you store them in the refrigerator until the start of the class.

・The ZOOM URL for the live streaming will be provided to you via email up to 2 hours before the start of the class.

◆Wine delivery schedule

Sessions 1 & 2: Oct 24, 2023 (Tue)

Sessions 3: Nov 07, 2023 (Tue)

Sessions 4 & 5: Dec 05, 2023 (Tue)

Sessions 6 & 7: Jan 9, 2024 (Tue)

Sessions 8 & 9: Feb 6, 2024 (Tue)

Sessions 10 & 11: Feb 27, 2024 (Tue)

Sessions 12 & 13: Mar 12, 2024 (Tue)

Sessions 14: Mar 26, 2024 (Tue)

Sessions 15 &16 ※There will be no wine sample delivery as the class is conducted at the Aoyama site. 

Sessions 17: Apr 23, 2024 (Tue)

※Please note that Sessions 15, 16, and 18 (Exam) will be conducted at the Aoyama site.

※Please be reminded that once a site has been selected, no changes can be made.

※The tasting wines will be delivered in small bottles (each 60ml) to the registered address you provided.

Items to prepare on your own during the course are as follows:

・Wine glasses (the same number as the number of wines) of the same shape.

・White paper liners for the glasses, spitoons (such as paper cups or larger cups), and water.

※Recommended! Tasting Glass Set of 6 (Free Shipping)


How to access recorded sessions for viewing:

・Access your My Page (https://www.adv.gr.jp/members/login/

・Click on the 「動画視聴」icon and start the viewing.

※The recorded sessions will be available for viewing starting on the Wednesday following the class date.

※There will be no recorded streaming for Session 16 (Mock Exam)and Session 18 (Exam).

※Viewing Ends: May 18th, 2024.


・If you are unable to attend the final exam, you will have the opportunity to take the Level 3 exam in the future, however, please note that additional exam fees will apply.

・A photo ID is required for personal identification to verify your identity at the time of the exam. Please present a driver’s license or passport, or any other valid identification with a photo.

・Delivery dates, time, or shipping company for the tasting items may not be specified by the recipient. After the shipment, we will provide you with a tracking number and you may then change details of your delivery.

・The undelivered tasting items will be stored by the shipping company for a period of 4 days. If the storage period exceeds this time, the tasting items will be returned to our Academie du Vin. Should a re-shipment be needed, it will be arranged with collect on delivery (COD) terms.

・In the event of delivery issues such as damage, if replacement items cannot be provided, a refund may be arranged as compensation. We appreciate your understanding in advance.

・Additional delivery charges may apply for locations such as Okinawa and remote islands.

・We ask that you consume the wine samples within the quality retention period indicated on the outer box of the small bottles.

・Any open bottles must be promptly consumed as oxidation will occur regardless of the quality retention period.

・In accordance with the Alcohol Tax Law and refilling standards for alcoholic beverages, some tasting information is indicated on the back of each bottle.

・Students are responsible for any data usage charges that may incur. 

・The designated shipping company for your order will be Sagawa Express.

・Please be advised that future cross-term re-scheduling is NOT available. We recommend that you make the best use of the recorded sessions for any missed sessions.

・Please note that the image provided is for illustrative purposes only. The actual delivery will consist of wines that align with the content and theme of the course.






Course Induction and Tasting Technique


Natural factors and human influences in the vineyard


Human Influences in the Winery


White wines of Alsace, Germany, Austria and Tokaj


White wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux


Red and rosé wines of Bordeaux, South West France and the Loire Valley


Red wines of Burgundy, Beaujolais and the red and white wines of the northern Rhône Valley


Red, white and rosé wines of southern Rhône Valley and southern France, Red wines of Spain Part 1 and white wines of Spain and Portugal


Red wines of northern Spain and red and white wines of northern Italy


Red and white wines of central and southern Italy, red wines of Portugal and red and white wines of Greece


Premium red wines of New Zealand, USA and Australia


Premium white wines of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, USA and Canada


Regional specialities of Australia, South Africa and USA, Premium red and white wines of Argentina and Chile


Fortified wines


Sparkling wines


Mock examination (Tasting, Theory excluding multiple-choice questions)


Commentary on Mock exam





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