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Anne McHale Master of Wine, London, UK



D3 in May 2020 - Success Coaching with Anne McHale MW

Do you…


• plan to take the D3 module of the WSET Diploma this May, but feel daunted by the sheer scale of it?


• find it so enormous that you're not sure if you can get through it all in time?


• want your questions answered by an expert coach without signing up for expensive private tutoring?


• crave expert tips on study and exam technique to help you navigate this tricky unit as efficiently and successfully as possible?

• not have English as your first language and want clarity on what's required by the questions?

• feel isolated as you're based in a country which doesn't have very many Diploma students?


• only want to take this exam ONCE and succeed first time?


D3 (or Unit 3 as it used to be known) can be a stumbling block for many Diploma students. Worth 50% of the final mark, it is a very important part of this qualification and no easy undertaking. I can help you succeed!

Why me and how I can help you achieve success?

I completed my Diploma in 2007, winning the Peter Hampson Memorial Scholarship for the highest marks in the Production of Wine exam and the Vintners’ Cup and Scholarship for the highest marks in the Diploma overall in the UK. I then went on to become a Master of Wine in 2013, winning three awards including the Madame Bollinger Medal for Excellence in Tasting and the Wines of Austria Award for Outstanding Achievement in all areas of the examination.


I achieved these results not because my knowledge or tasting ability were superior to those of all the other candidates, but because I applied very specific skills in both study technique and exam technique. These allowed me to maximise the marks awarded to me. I want to pass these skills on to you.


Three years ago I began working as a Diploma Tutor at the WSET headquarters in London, which has given me an excellent insight into the needs and concerns of current students. In addition, I have been fully briefed by the WSET Global Education team on the nuances of the new Diploma in Wines, launched in 2019, so am up-to-date on the requirements of the new qualification.


Since becoming a Diploma Tutor I have also worked with several private students to help them acquire and apply the special skills which I myself used to achieve success.

Diplomatherapy – what’s involved

Coaching will be monthly via Zoom, with videos available to watch afterwards in the dedicated Facebook group, which you will be able to join after you sign up. There will be three calls in total before May's D3 exam. In the calls you can expect a combination of the following:


•Dos and don’ts of a model D3 theory question

•Tasting/theory study technique tips

•Tasting/theory exam technique tips

•Mindset/sanity tips (the ‘therapy’ part of the coaching – desperately needed!)

•Live Q&A


Anne is an outstanding educator in wine and spirits and transfers her passion for the subject in a joyful and highly effective way. She never loses sight of targets to achieve and details not to be overlooked. Anne does not just teach facts; she provides you with the keys to build a lasting and growing knowledge base. She accompanied me on my journey through the world of wine while she worked at Berry Bros, she was a role model while I studied for the WSET Diploma and she remains an inspiration today. One of the best coaches I ever came across.’

Susanne Seibel, Managing Director, Seibel Consulting Ltd, Austria



The finer details

•Coaching calls will be in the GMT time zone at 8pm, every four weeks

•Dates will be Wednesday 4th March, Wednesday 1st April and Wednesday 29th April (two weeks before the D3 exams to give you plenty of time to put the final session into practice!)

•Calls will be up to 1.5 hours in length and Anne will answer as many live questions as possible within that time

•For those who cannot attend live, there will be the option for you to submit your questions in advance and a recording will be available afterwards in the Facebook group for you to watch at your convenience


•The monthly fee will be £49

•You will be signed up to a recurring payment plan for three months but with the appropriate notice (see terms and conditions below) you may cancel at any time

•Early bird special package saving 25%! Those who sign up by 10pm GMT on Monday 2nd March for all three months will enjoy a special rate of £109 (25% discount)

•Those joining mid-way through the three months will be billed at the full rate from the month they join and are able to access the live calls; they will also be billed at a cost of £29.00 per month for any previous months in order to access those recordings

•With my private tutoring costs rising this year to £120/hour, this is an excellent way to access my expertise at a lower cost

By signing up, you agree to the Terms and Conditions - scroll down to read below or here






It is important for you to note that my coaching is NOT endorsed by WSET in any official capacity. All opinions expressed are my own.


HOWEVER, with my extensive experience of this examination and of successfully tutoring students, you can be assured that this will be a valuable investment in your success.



Terms & Conditions


By signing up for Diplomatherapy with Anne McHale MW, you agree to the following terms and conditions:


•You acknowledge that Anne’s coaching is not endorsed in an official capacity by WSET and that her opinions are entirely her own.

•Anne will freely share with you the tips which led to her own success, but you acknowledge that your success is dependent on your own commitment to your studies.

•Payments, once taken, are non-refundable.


•Payment for those not taking advantage of the early bird package offer will be taken on a monthly recurring basis for three months in total. If you have taken this option you may cancel your membership at any time by emailing enquiries@annemchale.com. Cancellation requests received before the 25th of any given month will be processed in time for the following month. Cancellation requests received after that date will be processed for the month after.


•Those joining mid-way through the three months will be billed at the full rate from the month they join and are able to access the live calls; they will also be billed at a cost of £29.00 per month for any previous months in order to access those recordings.


•You may not at any time copy, reproduce, record, publish in any form, share, sell, dispose of or otherwise make available to a third party in any way any of the materials provided by Anne.


•Anne may record any or all of the materials being delivered during your attendance, including comments made by attendees. You authorise her to make use of such a recording in future without payment or need for further consent.


•Any presentations used in the live coaching calls will not be distributed electronically afterwards.



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