Whilst studying for WSET 3 I didn’t think about anything else other than wine. Every free moment I had; commuting, in the bath, before bed, I was either listening to or reading something to help me pass the exam.
I’ve compiled a list of some great places to start if you’re keen to learn more.
This is a study based website and app, which was perfect for commuting. I used this for WSET 3. There is a subscription fee for full access, (£7.99 a month last time I checked) so worth doing even if it’s just for a few months. The only thing I would say is that it goes into some details about the producers which is not necessary at this level, so don’t get too bogged down with that and make sure you know what’s on the specification before you start to revise.
They have a really nice learning zone, and I paid a subscription and used all their exams in preparation for WSET 3. I searched the internet for questions everywhere I could and truly there is not enough out there. These guys have the multiple choice quizzes for levels 2 and 3 as well as short answer practice questions for level 3.
It’s a bit of a minefield, I primarily like instagram because everyone is just having a nice time, and if you are a visual learner, it’s helpful.
Wine Folly – They have good visual graphics and bite size chunks of information.
Noelle (outwines) – she regularly posts quizzes on her stories
Matthews world of wine, these were straight to the point and great to listen to on the way to work. Again these have more detail to them than needed for WSET 3 and are aimed at diploma students, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to absorb the information.
GuildSomm A lot of my classmates listened to their podcasts and found them helpful.
If you haven’t already, get yourself settled in with a glass of something nice and the original Somm films.
Their level of knowledge and dedication is impossible not to find inspiring.
Wine Club Membership
One of the best things to come out of lockdown was 67 Pall Mall introducing virtual membership. Take a look at their website. You can watch any of their classes or if you want to taste along too, membership is £10 a month. Wine samples for each session are priced individually.