How your wine tasting technique will develop from Level 2-3

Contact us

If you would like to book over the phone or have any particular enquiries about this event, please call our Student Services team on 020 7089 3841 or email

Join educator Michael Buriak DipWSET to taste and compare two wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT) for Level 2 and 3, and find out how the technique evolves as you progress your learning.

Event details

Students learn to taste in a logical, systematic, and professional manner on our WSET courses. You're introduced to the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT), which is specifically designed to build your skills progressively as you move through the different qualification levels.

During this one-hour session, WSET School London educator Michael Buriak DipWSET will talk through the differences in tasting technique between the WSET Levels 2-3 Awards in Wines, to help you understand the knowledge and skills that you'll develop on our higher level qualifications.

This is a great opportunity for any students who have completed the Level 2 course to get an understanding of what is required at Level 3, because that will be the first time that tasting ability is assessed as part of the qualification.

Who is this session for?

  • Anyone who is currently studying the Levels 1 or 2 Awards in Wines
  • Anyone who has completed the Level 2 Award in Wines but is nervous about signing up for Level 3
  • Anyone who thinks they don't have the tasting skills to pass Level 3 – you do!

This session has been arranged as a follow up to WSET's Virtual Open House, a free event being run by the WSET global team on 19-20 October. If you haven't already, make sure you register for the "An overview of the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines" session at 11am or 7pm BST on Wednesday 19 October! For sessions being run by the team at WSET School London, please check our tastings and events page. We have a selection of events for prospective students taking place throughout Monday 24 October 2022, both online and at our London HQ, including:

About the presenter, Michael Buriak DipWSET

Michael Buriak DipWSET

Michael co-ordinates all of our Level 3 courses. He is a highly experienced educator and teaches across all levels. His famous anecdotes and unerring passion for his subject have inspired a thirst for knowledge in the thousands of students he has taught during his 30+ years of teaching. Read our Q&A with Michael.

About the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

The Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the factors that account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world. The qualification itself depends on your ability to make professional evaluations of wines concerning their style, quality and price. Discover more.

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Booking terms and conditions

Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Unfortunately we cannot take provisional bookings.

Cancellations and transfers

  • Cancellations and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the event
  • Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event
  • If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible
  • WSET School London reserves the right to cancel an event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.

Please note: The sample list and speaker/s may be subject to change

Contact us

If you would like to book over the phone or have any particular enquiries about this event, please call our Student Services team on 020 7089 3841 or email