WSET Level 3 Exam Tips
About the Exam
60 minutes: 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short questions
30 minutes: 2 Blind Tastings
Influences of natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery on still wines
Natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce, and characteristics of the still wines produced in different regions
Natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce, and characteristics of the sparkling wines produced in different regions
Natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce, and characteristics of the fortified wines produced in different regions
Storage, service and food pairing of wines
Know the Compositions of the Exam
Know the Style of Questions
Stop Making Summaries
Students tend to focus and struggles on Learning Outcomes 2 too much which require a lot of memorization. In fact, Learning Outcomes 3&4 do not require as much energy to memorize and are definitely grade savers. Do not miss them!
Familiarizing yourself with questions in similar styles allows you to strategize your study. AceWSET has an enormous question bank created and used by exam takers who aced (distinction) the WSET exams at the fist take.
Summaries maybe helpful breaking down the long passages as you read the chapters for the first time; yet, they do NOT make the materials stick! Human brains convert short term memories into long term memories as we frequently revisit the information. That is why quizzing yourself or doing mock questions is the best way to turn the information you have read into something you can retrieve when taking the exam.