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Flashcards for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Updated: Jun 6

Prepare for your WSET Level 3 Award in Wines with 888 flashcards


The following sets do NOT repeat Level 2 content on grape varieties. These flashcards focus on additional facts and concepts specific to Level 3.

Shortcuts: The SAT for L3, Wine with Food for L3 , The Vine, The Growing Environment, Vineyard Management, Common Elements in Winemaking and Maturation, White and Sweet Winemaking, Red and Rosé Winemaking, Factors that Affect the Price of Wine, Wine and the Law, Introduction to France, Bordeaux, The Dordogne and South West France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Alsace, The Loire Valley, The Northern Rhône, The Southern Rhône, Southern France, Germany, Austria, Tokaj, Greece, Introduction to Italy, Northern Italy, Central Italy, Southern Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA and Canada, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Sparkling Wine Production, Sparkling Wines of the World, Sherry, Port, Fortified Muscat.


The Systematic Approach to Tasting Wines for the WSET Level 3 Assessing wines from a 3-point scale to a 5-point scale, judging wine condition, detecting wine faults, development and readiness for drinking.

Wine with Food for the WSET Level 3 This set only focuses on the application of the principles introduced on Level 2


The Vine

Species, Varieties, Clones, Crossing, Hybrids, Rootstock & Grafting and Vine Anatomy.

The Growing Environment

Key elements for the vine to strive, climates classification, factors affecting climate, weather hazards and their consequences.


Vineyard Management

From vineyard establishment to harvest through viticultural practices

Common Elements in Winemaking and Maturation

Winemaking approaches, grape processing, adjustments, fermentation, pre-bottling maturation & blending, packing & post-bottling maturation


White and Sweet Winemaking

Options in white winemaking, high volume v.s. premium, aromatic varieties v.s. less aromatic varieties, sweet winemaking.


Red and Rosé Winemaking

Crushed fruits v.s. whole bunch fermentations, Maturation options, Blending, High Volume v.s. Premium production, Rosé.


Factors that Affect the Price of Wine

Types of producers, Production Costs, Packaging, Transport, Distribution and Sales, Taxes, Retailers, Market Forces.


Wine and the Law

Safety & Labeling


Introduction to France & Bordeaux

French Wine Laws, Bordeaux Climate, Viticulture, Grape Varieties, Winemaking, Classification, Regions and Wines.


The Dordogne and South West France

Bergerac, Monbazillac, Cahors, Côtes de Gascogne, Madiran & Jurançon


Burgundy

Climate & Grapes, Regions, Villages & Vineyards


Beaujolais

Gamay, Appellations & Wines


Alsace

Climate, Grape Growing, Winemaking & Styles


The Loire Valley

Climate, Grape growing & Wine Styles


The Northern Rhône

Climate & Grape Growing; AOC & Wines


The Southern Rhône

Climate & Grape growing, Varieties & Winemaking, Regions & Wines


Southern France

Climate & Grape Growing, Varieties, Regions & Appellations


Germany

Climate & Grape Growing, Styles, Laws, Labels, Wine Regions


Austria

Climate & Grape Growing, Winemaking, Wine laws & Regions


Tokaj

Climate, Grape Varieties and Wine Styles


Greece

Climate, Grape growing, Regions and Wines


Introduction to Italy

Italian Wine Laws, PDO, PGI & other Labelling Terms.

Northern Italy

Climate & Grape Growing, Wines of Alto Adige, Trentino, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto & Piemonte


Central Italy

Climate & Grape Growing, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Marche & Abruzzo


Southern Italy

Climate & Grape Growing, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia & Sicily

Spain

Climate & Grape Gowning, Varieties & Styles, Laws, Regions & Wines


Portugal

Climate, Laws, Region & Wines


USA and Canada

US Wine Laws, California, Oregon, Washington, New York, Canada


Chile

Climate & Grape Gowning, Laws, Regions & Wines


Argentina

Climate & Grape Growing, Varieties & Winemaking, Regions & Wines


South Africa

Climate & Grape Growing, Varieties & Winemaking, Regions & Wines


Australia

Climate & Grape growing, Laws and Regions


New Zealand

Climate & Grape Growing, Region & Wines


Sparkling Wine Production

Vineyard, Handling Grapes & Juice, Methods & Labelling Terms

Sparkling Wines of the World

Champagne, Crémant, Cava, Asti, Prosecco, Sekt, New World

Sherry

Climate & Soil, Grape Varieties, Grape Handling & Fermentation, Sweet Style, Maturation in the Solera System, Blending & Finishing and Styles.



Port

Location, Vineyard, Winery, Types & Categories



Fortified Muscat

Youthful & Unaged vs Fully Developed & Aged


Flashcards developed by Wine & Spirit IQ, Bangkok. Based on the book: "Understanding Wines: Explaining style and quality" (2016) in accompaniment of the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine. Check out this other blog post to test your knowledge with WSET Level 1, 2 & 3 Quizzes and learn how to plan your studies for the WSET Level 3


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