Diploma Unit D3
Wines of the World
This unit is comprised of both a theory and a tasting examination that will be held on consecutive days. The theory paper is split into two parts. Paper 1 will consist of four open-response questions, of which candidates will have to answer three in two hours. Paper 2 will consist of three open-response questions, of which candidates will have to answer two in 1-hour 20 minutes. Each question will carry equal weighting. Unlike the Unit 3 examination for the Diploma in Wines and Spirits, there will be no compulsory question, no paragraph question (short-form question) and no compulsory essay format question (although candidates are encouraged to answer in essay format where appropriate).
The tasting examination will be comprised of two examinations, in the same manner as the old Unit 3 examination. Candidates will have 1-hour 30 minutes for each paper (in which there will be 6 wines). Paper one question one will consist of three wines with a one common variety (or predominant variety); paper one question two will consist of three wines from one country of origin. Paper two question three will consist of three wines from one region of origin; paper two question four will consist of three unspecified wines.
D3 carries a 50% weighting.
The next Unit 3 Wines of the World (Part 1 France) TBD.
Classes are held from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
If Diploma Candidates would like to also sit the French Wine Scholar exam, they can do so for an additional cost of $150 to cover the exam fee. You must select this option in the payment button to be enrolled.