Damien writes about WSET 3 award in wine

As a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) student, I understand the complexity and diversity of the world of wine. While WSET offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore this world, studying for the exams can be daunting. It requires a deep understanding of the subject matter and the ability to recall large amounts of information. Fortunately, I have found a powerful tool to assist me in my studies: ChatGPT.

What’s ChatGPT

Unless you’ve been buried under a rock, you’ll know ChatGPT is a large language model that can provide quick and easy access to information and insights on a wide range of topics related to wine and spirits. I can simply ask a question, and ChatGPT will provide me with a detailed and informative response that helps me better understand the subject matter and prepare for my exams.

How to include ChatGPT with your WSET3 Revision

Ask for help

For instance, I was struggling to understand the differences between Canopy Management and Trellising, so I asked ChatGPT for an explanation. It gave me a detailed breakdown of both, and explained why you need to get both right … helping me to better understand the nuances of each.

ChatGPT WSET Question on Canopy

Exam Prep

  1. Ask for Multi-Choice Quizzes

You can ask ChatGPT for multi choice quizz questions. There is a limit of about 10 questions in the free version of ChatGPT

I started by asking

write multi-choice quiz questions based on WSET

and you can refine and ask for answers - but sometimes that broke ChatGPT and it didnt respond

Then I improved my question …

Create a quiz with 10 multiple choice questions that assess students' understanding of wine production based on wine and spirit education level 3

ChatGPT asked to write a quizz
  1. Ask for short-answer Questions

I also asked ChatGPT to help prepare me for the written test:

write short answer questions on viticulture, to test my study - based on WSET level 3 award in wine

and then refined it to get challenging …

write 4 short answer questions on viticulture and grapes, split question in 2 parts and ask about style of wine - to test my study - based on WSET level 3 award in wine

  1. Check the Answers

Once you have your quiz or exam questions, you can refine ChatGPT and have it provide the answers.

example:

write 4 short answer questions on viticulture and grapes, split question in 2 parts and ask about style of wine - to test my study - based on WSET level 3 award in wine, with answers

and you get

What are the two main categories of grapes used for wine production, and how do their styles differ?

Answer: The two main categories of grapes used for wine production are red grapes and white grapes. Red grapes are typically used to produce red wine, while white grapes are used to produce white wine. Red wine is generally characterized by its tannins, bold flavors, and deep color, while white wine is typically lighter in color, with more delicate flavors and acidity.

Be aware that the ChatGPT is trained up to 2021 - so it doesnt know the latest WSET level 3 2022 edition book. But worse … sometimes it gets ’lazy’ and creates a question with a false answer, like this:

What is the primary difference between a Pinot Grigio and a Pinot Gris wine?
    a) The grape varieties used
    b) The region where they are produced
    c) The aging process
    d) The alcohol content

    ChatGPT answer: a)the grape varieties used

the ‘most’ correct answer would be b)

Overall, I have found ChatGPT to be a valuable tool in my WSET studies. With its ability to provide quick and easy access to information and insights on a wide range of topics, it helps me to better prepare for my exams and succeed in my studies.

Tags: ChatGPT, Generative AI, WSET3

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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.