WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT)

WSET students learn to taste in a logical, systematic, and above all professional manner during their WSET course. Our Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT) is designed to build individuals' skills progressively through the different qualification levels.

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Systematic approach to tasting wine*

WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (2019, Issue 1, valid for first-attempt exams until January 2024)

WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (2023, Issue 2, valid from August 2023)

WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (2022, Issue 2)


WSET Level 4 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (2023, Issue 1.2)

Systematic approach to tasting spirits*


WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (2022, Issue 2)


WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (2019, Issue 1)

Systematic approach to tasting sake

WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (Issue 2)

Our SATs have also been developed in a number of different languages, please visit our languages pages to access these versions.

*Where we have listed two versions of an SAT, students enrolled on this course will need to check with their course provider which version of the qualification they are currently running.