Damien writes about studying for WSET Level 3 Award in wine

The days of anxious waiting have finally come to an end, and the envelope bearing the weight of my efforts has been opened. The journey through the WSET Level 3 Wine Exam results was a voyage of emotions, from the apprehension of waiting to the well-earned confidence and pride that emerged from the outcome. The sweet taste of victory is enhanced by the distinct honour of achieving a Pass with Distinction.

The End of Anxiety, the Dawn of Confidence

As the days stretched on, waiting for the results felt like a test in itself. The anxiety that had once kept me company during late-night study sessions had now transformed into a quiet yet persistent companion during this period of suspense. The memories of the exam replayed in my mind like scenes from a movie, each moment scrutinised for signs of success or uncertainty.

But as the news finally arrived, a wave of confidence washed over me. Every ounce of effort, every sip of wine tasted, and every word written had converged to shape a solid foundation of knowledge and skill. The trepidation that had shadowed my journey was replaced by a sense of deserved achievement, a belief that I had indeed given my best.

Pass with Distinction: A Triumph Beyond Measure

The realisation that my overall result was a Pass with Distinction left me speechless. It was a testament not only to my dedication but also to the power of persistence. In the tasting portion, where the essence of wines had been deciphered and savoured, the recognition of a Pass with Distinction was a validation of the sensory journey I had undertaken.

The written exam, a canvas on which I had painted my insights and knowledge, resulted in a Pass with Merit. This acknowledgment underscored the depth of understanding I had gained and the ability to articulate it effectively.

My Journey Fulfilled, A Path Unveiled

As I reflect on this chapter of my life, I am reminded of the journey’s purpose beyond the examination room. It was a journey of growth, of challenging myself, and of embracing a passion for wine that has now blossomed into expertise. With the WSET Level 3 Wine Exam results, a new path has been unveiled, inviting me to explore the world of wine with even greater curiosity and confidence.

In this moment of triumph, I extend my gratitude to all who supported me, and I look forward to the exciting adventures that lie ahead. The WSET Level 3 Wine Exam was not merely a test—it was a stepping stone toward a future shaped by a love for wine and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

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Damien Saunders
WSET3 award - Has been on a journey to learn more about wine, viticulture since I started travelling. Every country has something to drink.