LVL 3 Wine Sample Multiple Choice Questions

When you first get your Level 3 materials, the "Specification" may seem the least important. When you are wrapping up your studies and prepping for the exam its actually extremely important. It gives you the scope of not only what you need to know, but also gives you specific guidance on what is most important. Two sections make up theory, multiple choice and short answer. You will need a score 55% in both sections!


Multiple Choice Section


Similar to Level 2, there is a most important section in the Level 3. What they call Learning Outcome 2 involves describing the the key natural and human factors in the winery and vineyard, understanding the law and trade of the world's principal wine producing regions. 56% of the questions in the multiple choice section involve these topics. Another 15% of questions will specifically address winery and vineyard practices. The remaining 29% will be the combination of sparkling wine, fortified and service fairly equally split. We advise to tackle the multiple choice first but circle ones you aren't sure of and continue moving through the exam. This is likely the first WSET exam you'll have taken that will see you still furiously scribbling when time is up. Don't get stuck on a single multiple choice question and end up with no time to address a 4pt short answer. The following questions have been created our instructors and represent questions taken from the text and lectures. WEI students have access to these with answers in their student portal. These are NOT actual test questions as per WSET regulations. You can also download the LVL 3 Wine Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT).

Climate with warm, dry summers and small winter to summer temperature variation are
  • Maritime
  • Meditteranean
  • Continental
  • Altitude
Verdejo is associated with
  • Rueda
  • Cotes du Rhone
  • Rioja
  • Txakoli
Johannisberg and Rudesheim are in
  • Rheingau
  • Pfalz
  • Mosel
  • Provence
High risk wines are
  • high-acid, low sugar, medium body
  • low acid, high alcohol and low tannin
  • high tannin, high alcohol and high bitterness
Vinos de Pago are
  • Below IGT in Italy
  • Another name for a Portuguese DO
  • Single estate Spanish wines
  • Awaiting DO classification
The most abundant compound in a bottle of wine is
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Acids
  • Ethanol
  • Water
Austria's most widely planted varietal is
  • Riesling
  • Zweigelt
  • Blaufrankish
  • Gruner Veltliner
A new variety with two different species as parents is a
  • Hybrid
  • Clone
  • Cross
  • Graft
Umami in food makes wine taste
  • sweeter, more bitter and heavier body
  • more bitter, more acidic and lighter body
  • sweeter, less bitter and heavier body
Allowed in Rioja with Tempranillo and Mazuelo
  • Garnacha
  • Bobal
  • Mencia
  • Graciano
  • Monastrell
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