The course in brief
At Level 3, you are expected to develop a strong ability to describe wine accurately, and account in detail for the style, quality and price of wines.
The material covers the following:
- The key factors in the production of wine, including location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling.
- The key characteristics of the principal still, sparkling, and fortified wines of the world. Chapters include (not in order):
- All the key areas of France. Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Loire etc all have their own chapters
- Germany and Austria
- Northern, Central and Southern Italy
- The USA and Canada
- New Zealand
- How to make appropriate wine recommendations
- How to make a tasting note to Level 3 standard, including tutored tastings of 82 wines
It’s important to remember your tasting sheet is going to be a lot bigger this time, and you will need to memorise it fairly quickly.
So, here’s what I wish I knew….