2013-14 International Wine Challenge awards for CWM: Large Independent Merchant of the Year UK; Regional Merchant of the Year: Eastern England; Fortified Specialist Merchant of the Year UK.
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International Wine Challenge, Wine Merchant of the Year 2012 : WINNERS!

also: Large Independent Merchant of the year UK, East of England Merchant of the year, Fortified Specialist Merchants of the Year UK

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits

6 full days or equivalent. £625

The fee includes WSET student book pack, tasting samples, tuition and examination. All successful candidates receive the WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate and a WSET label badge.

For available dates and to book, please contact course tutor Steve Hovington: call 07946 661 960 or mail info@cambridgewineacademy.com


The Level 3 Award in Wine & Spirits gives comprehensive coverage of wines and spirits, with an increased focus on tasting technique and on the application of the knowledge gained.

Qualification objective:

- To provide a core knowledge of the wide range of wines and spirits around the world
- To equip those in a supervisory capacity with the authority and confidence to make informed decisions in a wide variety of trade situations.

Who it is aimed at

- People employed in the drinks and hospitality industries in a supervisory capacity, needing core information to advise management and customers with authority and make informed selections of wines and spirits
- Wine connoisseurs who wish to learn about wines and spirits in a rigorous and structured manner and gain an internationally recognised wine and spirit qualification.

More information

The Level 3 Course provides an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of wines and spirits and a possibility to hone previously acquired tasting skills and competences.

Topics include:

Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting

Viticulture & Vinification

France 1: Bordeaux and South-West France

France 2: Burgundy and Alsace

France 3: Loire, Rhone and South of France

Germany, Austria, Hungary, UK


Spain & Portugal

Eastern Europe, New Zealand and South Africa

The Americas


Sparkling Wines

Fortified Wines

Spirits & Liqueurs

At the end there is a 2-hour examination divided into 2 parts; a theory examination of 50 multiple-choice questions and four short answer questions and a tasting examination consisting of a blind tasting of two wines. The qualification has full accreditation from the UK Governments Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a level 3 Vocational Qualification course.