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LEVEL 3 PREP: Mastering Advanced Theory

Looking for help with your WSET Level 3 theory studies?

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COURSE NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Finally, a program created specifically for planning your Level 3 WSET Theory studies! This course is based on the methods I used to pass Level 3 with Distinction on the first attempt.



Each week we'll be covering a different section of your textbook, Understanding Wines. You'll complete the assigned reading, then test yourself using quizzes and flashcards!

Module 1: Still Wines of France

Module 2: Still Wines - Europe

Module 3: Still Wines - Rest of the World

Module 4: Fortified & Sparkling Wines

Module 5: Wine & the Consumer

Module 6: Style, Quality & Price

Bonus Module: Master Quizzes

What some of Rachel's students say about taking her prep courses:

"Really happy to participate in your fantastic program and I found it very helpful for me! Thank you for all your precise and particular advice!"

"It was absolutely invaluable to use your content as a barometer while reading the entries and studying."

"This is a terrific program and I know it's been extremely beneficial to my preparation for the exam"

"Very well organised. Kept me on track."

"What I liked best: the systematic approach with quizzes, flashcards, what entries to read."

"I loved your course. I can't wait to restart your content over again."

"Thanks you for offering this course. It helped me to find direction with my studies and supplemented the information I received in class."

Your Instructor


Rachel von Sturmer
Rachel von Sturmer

Hi, I'm Rachel! My passion is learning about wine and sharing wine knowledge. I developed this course after not being able to find a condensed online wine study program while prepping for the WSET Level 3 & the WSET Diploma. The theory units in these programs are some of the most challenging exams I've ever encountered.

This prep course is perfect for WSET students who need help studying these challenging wines and regions, and provide extra accountability getting through the material. My goal is that after studying and using the prep course, that you'll walk into your exam feeling confident and prepared for success.

I'm a wine writer and beginner wine grower; in 2016, I successfully completed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma program after 15 months of study, passing every unit on the first attempt. I'm a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and the Guild of Sommeliers.In 2016, I became a Vinitialy Italian Wine Ambassador, and published Winetripping, a guide to the wineries of British Columbia's Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. I'm a Wine Judge at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, on the panels for Canada and the USA.

My husband and I own a 5 acre organic vineyard in BC's Similkameen region. In my free time, I love visiting ancient ruins, growing heirloom tomatoes, cozy pubs with friends, Star Trek TNG reruns, and of course, trying new wines.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course is now open for enrollment. Upon registration, we'll work through the curriculum together (6 modules in total). You will have access to modules 1-6 right away, and the Bonus module will be opened one week after registration. You will receive a welcome email and follow up emails each week during the course. You retain full access at the end of the course, so you can continue to study. If you'd like the weekly emails to be restarted, simply email Rachel with your request.
How long do I have access to the course?
After completing the course, you'll have access for two years - across any and all devices you own. You are welcome to repeat the course at no additional cost.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund. If you sell similar training programs or courses, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Can I take this course again after completing it?
Absolutely! You are welcome to take the course as many times as you wish. If you enroll and work through the materials, please know that you are encouraged to take the Prep Course again while you are studying for your exam.
Who should take this course?
This course was designed especially for students of the WSET Level 3 course in mind (please note: we are not affiliated with WSET).
What format is this course in?
The course contains 6 modules, that you can take over and over for each area covered by the Level 3 WSET curriculum. Committing info to memory is easiest when you actively quiz yourself! The master practice exam has 1,,500 key questions to help you memorize important names, places, numbers, and dates.
What supplies do I need?
You'll need the newest version of Understanding Wines, available for order through WSET at https://shop.wsetglobal.com/collections/books/products/understanding-wines-explaining-style-and-quality
How much time does it take to complete this course?
Allow for about 15 hours per week to study for your Advanced exam, about two hours per day for six weeks. If you have more time to devote, even better, especially in the final week before your exam! There are 6 modules in this prep course. At a minimum you'll need to have read the corresponding sections in Understanding Wine, and made your own study notes on each subject, in order to be successful.

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