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ThirtyFifty's WSET L3 Wine Podcast

Welcome, my name is Chris Scott and as an experienced WSET L3 educator and the producer of the UK’s first wine podcast (The UK Wine Show), I have, over the years, recorded a number of interviews that will help students with their WSET L3 Award in Wine course. Some of the podcasts are tailored to the course, while others are on course topics but were not recorded specifically with the course in mind. So consider this set of podcasts as supplementary material to help you pass your Level 3 wine exams.

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ThirtyFifty's WSET L3 Wine Podcast Interviews

ThirtyFifty's WSET Level 3 Podcast Introduction

ThirtyFifty's WSET Level 3 Podcast Introduction

ThirtyFifty audio guide to the WSET Level 3 Tasting.  More >>

WSET L3 Course Introduction with Victoria Burt MW

WSET L3 Course Introduction with Victoria Burt MW

Victoria Burt MW was responsible for the current syllabus and we discuss with her how students should approach the course.  More >>

WSETs Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting

WSETs Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting

ThirtyFiftys audio guide to the WSET Level 3 Tasting.   More >>

Common Wine Faults

Common Wine Faults

Jamie Goode is an expert in the science of winemaking. His book Wine Science provides an indepth reference for wine producers across a range of issues. In this interview we explore common wine faults such as Brettanomyces and volatile acidity.  More >>

WSET L3 Products to help you pass your exams

WSET L3 Products to help you pass your exams

ThirtyFifty has a number of products that are designed to help students pass there exams, including tasting Support and Exam Questions.  More >>

WSET L3 Viticultre Overview with  Siobhan Harnett from Cloudy Bay

WSET L3 Viticultre Overview with Siobhan Harnett from Cloudy Bay

Sioban Harnett is viticulturist at Cloudy Bay, the iconic New Zealand winery. We find out how the vines are trained and managed to suit the growing conditions of the Marlborough region.  More >>

WSET L3 Grafting and Phylloxera with Prof Ernst Ruhl from Geisenheim

WSET L3 Grafting and Phylloxera with Prof Ernst Ruhl from Geisenheim

Grafting and Phylloxera go hand in hand we find out how phylloxera attacks the grape vine and the importance of grafting.  More >>

Frost Protection in UK with Alistair Nesbitt

Frost Protection in UK with Alistair Nesbitt

We talk with leading Viti climatologist Alistair Nesbitt about the different types of frosts and the best way to manage them.  More >>

WSET L3 Viticulture in Margaux with Benjamin Sichel from Ch d Angludet

WSET L3 Viticulture in Margaux with Benjamin Sichel from Ch d Angludet

We talk about Viticulture in the Margaux region - the climate, the weather and the soils - and find out how the vines at Chateau Angludet are managed and maintained.  More >>

WSET L3 Red Wine Making in Margaux with Benjamin Sichel from Ch d Angludet

WSET L3 Red Wine Making in Margaux with Benjamin Sichel from Ch d Angludet

Benjamin Sichel of Chateau Angludet talks us through the red wine-making process from start to finish for his Bordeaux reds  More >>

WSET L3 Rose wine making with Jerome Pernot from Ch leoube

WSET L3 Rose wine making with Jerome Pernot from Ch leoube

We talk about how rose wine is made with Jerome Pernot from Chateau Leoube, Provence.  More >>

WSET L3 The influence of Sulphur with Julien Mingot from Chateau Marechaux

WSET L3 The influence of Sulphur with Julien Mingot from Chateau Marechaux

We taste and discuss low sulphur wines from the Pure range.  More >>

WSET L3 Generic Bordeaux with Frederic Roger

WSET L3 Generic Bordeaux with Frederic Roger

Frederic Roger from Planet Bordeaux talks to us about the key Generic Bordeaux appellations, the rules, the grapes and the wines.  More >>

Burgundy Overview with Olivier Normand

Burgundy Overview with Olivier Normand

Olivier Normand is a Burgundy courtier who acts as the export department for many small growers. Olivier gives us an overview of the region and the appellation system.  More >>

Burgundy with Pierre Boillot

Burgundy with Pierre Boillot

We discover the differences in Pinot Noir between different sub regions.  More >>

Chablis with Nathalie and Gilles Fevre of Domaine Fevre

Chablis with Nathalie and Gilles Fevre of Domaine Fevre

Nathalie and Gilles Fevre are the owners of Domaine Fevre in Chablis. We find out about the region and wines of this famous French appellation.  More >>

Beaujolais with Christophe Coquard

Beaujolais with Christophe Coquard

We talk with Christophe Coquard about Beaujolais Nouveau, the region, grape varieties and some of the unique methods in making Beaujolais Nouveau.  More >>

Cru Beaujolais with Christophe Coquard

Cru Beaujolais with Christophe Coquard

In this show this week we talk to Christophe about the 12 appellations of Beaujolais with a focus on the 10 Cru Beaujolais, the highest category of classification in the region.  More >>

WSET L3 Alsace with Jean Frederic Hugel

WSET L3 Alsace with Jean Frederic Hugel

Jean Frederic Hugel tells us about Alsace, the French wine region which borders Germany grape varieties of Alsace.  More >>

WSET L3 Alsace with Phillipe Zinck

WSET L3 Alsace with Phillipe Zinck

Philippe Zinck heads up Paul Zinck vineyards in Alsace. He talks to us about the history and the wines of this famous French wine region  More >>

Loire Wines with Benoit Roumet

Loire Wines with Benoit Roumet

We discuss the main grapes and how the grapes express themselves differently according to where in the Loire they are grown.  More >>

Northern Rhone with Laetitia Terry from Jaboulet

Northern Rhone with Laetitia Terry from Jaboulet

In our second interview with Laetitia Terry we learn about the wine regions of the Northern Rhone, the climates, the soils and grapes.  More >>

Hermitage with Laetitia Terry from Jaboulet

Hermitage with Laetitia Terry from Jaboulet

Sommelier Laetitia Terry of Jaboulet gives us an overview of Hermitage in Northern Rhone.  More >>

WSET L3 Southern Rhone with Christophe Jaume from Alain Jaume

WSET L3 Southern Rhone with Christophe Jaume from Alain Jaume

Christophe tells us about Southern Rhone wine regions, including the Crus of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Lirac, Gigondas, Vacqueyrays and Gigondas.  More >>

WSET L3 Languedoc overview with Jean-Claude Mas

WSET L3 Languedoc overview with Jean-Claude Mas

Leading Languedoc producer Jean-Claude Mas gives us an overview of Languedoc, its geography and appelations.  More >>

WSET L3 Provence with Jerome Pernot from Ch leoube

WSET L3 Provence with Jerome Pernot from Ch leoube

Jerome Pernot at Chateau Leoube takes us into the vineyard to look at the vines and gives us an overview of their wines from Provence  More >>

WSET L3 German Quality Standards and the VDP with Michael Adelmann

WSET L3 German Quality Standards and the VDP with Michael Adelmann

German Quality Standards and VDP with Michael Adelmann  More >>

WSET L3 Germany Mosel and the Goldtropchine Vineyard

WSET L3 Germany Mosel and the Goldtropchine Vineyard

We take a look at Mosel and one of the Mosel premier vineyards Goldtropchine.  More >>

WSET L3 German Baden with Arne Bercher

WSET L3 German Baden with Arne Bercher

Pinot expert Arne Bercher tells us about the wine region of Baden and the different grape varieties grown there.  More >>

WSET L3 Pfalz with Ralf Anselmann from Weingut Anselmann

WSET L3 Pfalz with Ralf Anselmann from Weingut Anselmann

In this interview Ralf describes the Pfalz wine region which is the 2nd largest region in Germany.  More >>

Austria with Willi Klinger

Austria with Willi Klinger

Willi Klinger represents the Austrian Wine Marketing board. We find out about the history of winemaking in Austria and talk about the most planted grape variety Gruner Veltliner.  More >>

Greek Wines with Konstantinos Lazarakis MW

Greek Wines with Konstantinos Lazarakis MW

Konstantinos Lazarakis MW talks to us about the different grape varieties of Greece and Retsina.  More >>

Italian Overview with Ian Ian D Agata

Italian Overview with Ian Ian D Agata

Italian wine expert Ian D Agata gives us a brilliant overview of Italy.  More >>

Barolo with Enrico Rivetto

Barolo with Enrico Rivetto

In this interview with Enrico Rivetto we find out about his Barolo wines.  More >>

Piedmont with Enrico Rivetto

Piedmont with Enrico Rivetto

In this interview with Enrico Rivetto we find out more about the Piedmont region.  More >>

Central Italy with Monty Waldin

Central Italy with Monty Waldin

In this interview we focus on central Italy including Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino.  More >>

WSET L3 Rioja with Eduardo Beltran and Julia Sanchez from Hacienda El Ternero

WSET L3 Rioja with Eduardo Beltran and Julia Sanchez from Hacienda El Ternero

In these two interviews we discuss the region of Rioja with its sub regions and grape varieties.  More >>

WSET L3 Rias Baixas wine region with Eva Minguez

WSET L3 Rias Baixas wine region with Eva Minguez

Eva Minguez is marketing manager for the Rias Baixas wine region in Spain. We talk about the region and its flagship grape, Albarino.  More >>

WSET L3 Levante Yecla and Jumilla region and taming Monastrell with Caroline Dessort

WSET L3 Levante Yecla and Jumilla region and taming Monastrell with Caroline Dessort

We review viticulture and wine making in Yecla and Jumilla region and take a deep look at the Monastrell variety.  More >>

WSET L3 California North Coast and Sonoma County with Mark de Vere MW

WSET L3 California North Coast and Sonoma County with Mark de Vere MW

This interview focuses on Sonoma County with an overview of California, described as a complex and diverse wine growing area with many different climates, soil types and grape varieties.  More >>

WSET L3 Nappa Valley with Mark de Vere MW

WSET L3 Nappa Valley with Mark de Vere MW

We get a feel for the Napa wine region, geology, climate and the changing styles of the wines.  More >>

WSET L3  Oregon wines with David Adelsheim and Mike Coveney

WSET L3 Oregon wines with David Adelsheim and Mike Coveney

We meet with David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard and Mike Coveney of Hilltop Wines to find out about the wines of Oregon in the United States.  More >>

WSET L3 New York wines with Jim Tresize

WSET L3 New York wines with Jim Tresize

Jim Tresize is president of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. We find out about the New York wine region which spans the breadth of New York State.  More >>

WSET L3 Canada and Ice Wine with Bruce Walker

WSET L3 Canada and Ice Wine with Bruce Walker

We find out about the main Canadian wine regions and their world-famous Ice Wines.  More >>

WSET L3 Colchagua and managing vigour with Nicolas Jarpa from la Playa

WSET L3 Colchagua and managing vigour with Nicolas Jarpa from la Playa

We talk to Nicolas Jarpa from La Playa winery in Colchagua Valley, Chile about the region's climate, soils and grapes.  More >>

WSET L3 Mendoza and the Uco Valley with Michael Evans

WSET L3 Mendoza and the Uco Valley with Michael Evans

In this interview with Michael Evans of Vines of Mendoza we talk about Mendoza and the Uco Valley.  More >>

WSET L3 Effects from Altitude and the Bonarda Grape with Mariela Molinari from Catena Zapata

WSET L3 Effects from Altitude and the Bonarda Grape with Mariela Molinari from Catena Zapata

Bodega Catena Zapata has high elevation vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina producing world-class wines. We spoke to Mariela Molinari, assistant winemaker, to find out how altitude affects wine.  More >>

WSET L3 South Africa Overview and Stellenbosch with Murray Barlow from Rustenberg wines

WSET L3 South Africa Overview and Stellenbosch with Murray Barlow from Rustenberg wines

Murray Barlow gives us an overview of South Africa and Stellenbosch, soil types and the warm, Mediterranean climate.  More >>

WSET L3 South Africa Grape Varities and the Costal Regoins with Simon Back of Backsberg

WSET L3 South Africa Grape Varities and the Costal Regoins with Simon Back of Backsberg

We talk about the history, the Coastal Region, grape varieties and the effect of leaf roll virus on South African wines.  More >>

WSET L3 Hunter Valley Semillon with Phil Ryan from Mount Pleasant

WSET L3 Hunter Valley Semillon with Phil Ryan from Mount Pleasant

Phil Ryan is Chief Winemaker at Mount Pleasant in Hunter Valley and has been with parent company McWilliams for 41 years. Phil takes us through a vertical tasting of Semillons and explains how the wine's character changes as it ages.  More >>

WSET L3 Martinborough with Allan Johnson from Paliser and Paul Mason from Martinborough Vineyards

WSET L3 Martinborough with Allan Johnson from Paliser and Paul Mason from Martinborough Vineyards

In these two interview Allan and Paul we get an overview of the region, the vineyards and winemaking in Martinborough  More >>

WSET L3 Central Otago Wine with Greg Haye

WSET L3 Central Otago Wine with Greg Haye

We find out how the Otago wine region divides up and how Greg has been played his part in its success.  More >>

WSET L3 Champagne Overview with Francoise Peretti from the Champagne Info Bureau

WSET L3 Champagne Overview with Francoise Peretti from the Champagne Info Bureau

We get an overview of the Champagne the sub regions the wines and styles.  More >>

WSET L3 Sherry with Beltran Domecq

WSET L3 Sherry with Beltran Domecq

Beltran Domecq, president of the Sherry Institute guides us through Sherry the region, its styles and production methods.  More >>

WSET L3 Port Overview with Paul Symington

WSET L3 Port Overview with Paul Symington

Paul Symington of Symington Family Estates gives us an overview of Port, the main grape varieties, the region, climate and vineyards.  More >>