WSET Level 3 Tips & Tricks
As you all know I have always been a lover of wine and have been writing about it for over seven years now. Last year during shelter in place, I decided to pursue my WSET certification. After testing out of levels 1 and 2, I began my journey to mastering level 3. Since I have been studying this level, primarily with Napa Valley Wine Academy, I have picked up a few tips & tricks along the way.
Seek Outside Study Resources
Thirty Fifty Online WSET Course Materials
I found a few great external resources, one being ThirtyFifty, a paid UK WSET platform online. Whether you’re taking the course with them or not, they have some information and activities that help significantly. I’ve purchased their online flashcards and quizzes which are sorted by chapter and are amazing. They’re about $20 per resource, but well worth it.
Wine with Jimmy YouTube Videos
Another fantastic resource for learning is Wine With Jimmy’s YouTube channel. Wine With Jimmy has a whole section of his channel specifically dedicated to those in pursuit of their WSET level 3 certification. He is a great teacher with slideshows and detailed breakdowns of every grape varietal, region, and technique you need to know.
Do WSET 3 Practice Tests
Lots of sites including Napa Valley Wine Academy offer WSET level 3 practice tests. These are crucial in understanding where you’re at in your education. I recommend taking them every other week or so as a measure of your progress. They’ll also help you know what to expect on the real exam.
WSET Wine Game
The WSET offers a game that you can download here on the App Store for iPhones. The game basically gives you a wine and asks you to decide which country, region, or sub-region it comes from. It’s fabulous to practice geography and other knowledge you need to know for the WSET exam.