So, just an hour ago i got the results of my WSET 3 exam, i which i passed the theoretical part, but failed the tasting part. I am a theoretical person, so this actually made me kinda happy, although i didnt pass.
Now i'm seeking advice on how to approach the tasting again, so that i can pass. I know that it is a more descriptive approach than what i'm used to. I really had to focus in order to put in descriptive sentences instead of a punctual format.
I try to drink a glass of wine everyday, and instead of just enjoying it, i try to analyze it the best i've learned. I don't focus as much on the grape, as to all the components as acid, body, flavour, smell, alcohol level, tannins etc.
What helped you pass this?
Hey Michael - same thing happened to me. Passed theory on my first go with merit, but failed tasting. I did some 1:1 tutoring with one of the teachers at my wine school and nailed tasting the second time around, passing with distinction. A lot of the techniques for tasting were super useful and I'd be happy to share with you via email.
Hi Jennifer, same thing happened to me. I am currently practicing for the tasting but I do not have any tutoring or tasting group. Would you be able to share your useful techniques please. Thanks!!