Advanced Level Course

WSET Level 3 Certification



The WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) courses are ideal for wine enthusiasts, trade professionals, or those interested in entering the industry. For professionals and consumers alike, the WSET courses provide an easy-to-understand, professional approach to learning about wine regions and wine styles in a comprehensive way. You will also learn how to systematically taste wines in a way that sets you apart as we taste through the main grapes around the world. Its certifications are globally recognized and respected.

Connecting Grapes to the Glass

Through blind tasting + deepening your perspective on the world of wine

In this next-level course, your palate will dramatically transform (and you likely not even recognize it). Expect to become the smartest wine person in your social circle as many will seek your wine advice recognizing that you actually know what you're talking about.  As a result, you very likely could change your daily wine preferences completely as your palate expands.

 

This level is where you gain palate proficiency by learning to answer the question "so what?" Our approach to teaching level 3 is to get you thinking about "the why" and "the how" not just "the what."  Great, so you can list soils or rivers in a region.  So what? How does that impact the quality, style, price of the wines from that region?  We teach you to connect the theoretical aspect of wine to the glass. How does the climate in Burgundy affect the winemaking? How is this different in California, for example? How do you taste that? It is this level where you will learn the art of blind tasting and gain proficiency in determining the quality, current age, and future age potential of a wine. You will walk away with an advanced level palate and a solid tasting perspective over different wine-making techniques in addition to the main grapes and wine regions around the world. 

 

Finally, the Level 3 exam that you'll be preparing for contains 2 parts. Part 1 is a theory exam of 50 multiple choice questions + 4 short-answer questions. Part 2 is a blind tasting exam of 2 wines.

 

So, what are you waiting for?  Let's go!

  • Learn how to blind taste for quality and age potential  by gaining accuracy in your flavor and structure calls and learning how to put it all together.

  • Deeply understand how grapes growing and winemaking affects the style, quality, and price of wines, answering the "So What?"

  • Gain a global palate as we discuss and taste wines most all wine regions around the world.

  • Learn how to identify global grapes and regions, like Burgundy, Barolo and gain useful markers to help you in your tasting.

  • Sparkling, Sweet and Fortified wines are also explored in depth.


WSET Level 3 San Diego

In-person classes will take place at Wine Sellar & Brasserie

Sundays 10am-3pm

 

Sep 26, Oct 3, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, Exam Jan 10th

 

**Previous student discount of $1200 (full price is $1350) is all-inclusive (instruction, books, the exam, and tasting of 70+ wines)

 

You will be redirected to Neptune School of Wine when you enroll.

WSET Level 3 Certification

WSET Level 3 Temecula

In-person classes will take place at TBD

Wednesdays 6-10pm 

 

TBD. Register your interest.
 

**Previous student discount of $1200 (full price is $1350) is all-inclusive (instruction, books, the exam, and tasting of 70+ wines). 


You will be redirected to Neptune School of Wine when you enroll.

WSET Level 3 Certification

WSET Level 3 Online

Online classes will take place online on Zoom. Links will be provided.

You can select:

 

Select either San Diego or Temecula Dates
 

$990 rate includes exam, books, and instruction. *Wine is additional and information on selecting those will be emailed to you.

 

You will be redirected to Neptune School of Wine when you enroll.

WSET Level 3 Certification

Group Rates Available for 4+ people. Please contact us for discount code.

**Please contact us for Previous Student Discount Code.

*Wine is sold through my wine retail partner JC Wine Select or can be shared using tasting kits for an additional fee.

 

Disclaimer: Due to Covid shutdowns it is possible these dates may change

 

The Wine Smarties is the proud San Diego and Temecula satellite of Neptune School of Wine, WSET Approved Program Provider, Centre 838! All courses are taught by Lindsay Pomeroy a Master of Wine (MW).

WSET Level 3 Study Support

WSET Level 3 Study Support

Learn how to study smart and the right way with the Study Support course supplement.


Some of our WSET Level 3 reviews to muse

Both [WSET Level 2 and 3] challenging programs, Lindsay brought a freshness to learning about wine, and what is extremely technical and educational is also entertaning when Lindsay is involved.

Nick B

5 Star Yelp Review
5 Star Yelp Review

Her teaching skills and passion for wine shine through as she details varietals and regions with personal stories and visuals.  Her classes are entertaining and fun..
 

Mark E

5 Star Yelp Review
5 Star Yelp Review

[Regarding Level 2 and 3] Lindsay's style is an engaging mix of valuable information blended with a fantastic sense of humor and a genuine desire to see all of her students succeed.
 

Laura M

5 Star Yelp Review
5 Star Yelp Review

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