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WSET Level 3 Revision | Learning Outcome 1

1. The Vine 1.1. Vine species Eurasian vines (Vitis vinifera): used for fruit production American vines: used for root stocks (strong resistance to a pest, Phylloxera) 1.2. Anatomy of the vine Green parts: Buds, Tendrils, Leaves, Inflorescences (becomes flower and eventually grapes) Woody parts: Trunk (permanent wood), Cane (one-year-old wood, last year’s shoots), Shoots (green parts […]

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WSET Level 3 Revision | Sparkling Wine Production

Principal sparkling wines of the world Key factors that influence style, quality and price of sparkling wines Natural factors Human factors Law and Commerce

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WSET Level 3 Revision | New Zealand

CLIMATE Cool maritime climate excl. Central Otago where there is a dry continental climate High diurnal range Generally cool but North warmer vs. South with north of North Island (Auckland) sub-tropical (23C avg temp in Jan) Latitude comparison w Morocco and Bordeaux made irrelevant by maritime isolation. Rain can be a problem but most vineyards […]

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WSET Level 3 Revision | Australia

CLIMATE Due to latitude => main growing regions have warm or hot climates. Mostly Mediterranean Low rainfall => Drought can be a significant problem. Dry conditions + high summer temperatures => bush fires => damage or destroy vineyards, smoke can come into contact with grapes causing pungent taint in the wines => producers seeking sites […]

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WSET Level 3 Key modules

The key modules are as follows: Module 1 – Course Introduction and Tasting Technique Module 2 – The Natural Factors and Human Influences in the Vineyard Module 3 -The Human Factors in the Winery that Influence Style, Quality and Price Module 4 – White Wines of Burgundy, The Loire Valley, Bordeaux & Alsace Module 5 […]

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Introduction to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Qualification Aims The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to give a thorough understanding of the factors that account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world. The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regards to their style, quality […]

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