2019-21 WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines WSET

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The Level 4 Diploma in Wines is a two year program. 

It will start in August 2019 and run until May 2021.

Final dates to be confirmed.

Deadline to register and confirm your spot in the 2019-2021 new WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines qualification is Friday, June 28, 2019.

The Diploma Program is comprised of 6 separate units:

D1: Wine Production

D2: The Global Business of Wine

D3: Light Wines of the World

D4: Sparkling Wines of the World

D5: Fortified Wines of the World

D6: Research Paper


The WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines is a specialist qualification designed to provide in depth knowledge of the world of wine. 

Holders of the WSET Level 4 Diploma will be able to identify characteristics of the principal wines of the world, make informed assessments of a products’ quality and value, and identify appropriate opportunities for the products within a given market. 

Diploma Level graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to underpin the job requirements in roles such as a Food & Beverage Manager, a member of a marketing team responsible for product ranges, a Wine Buyer or a Sales Executive. 

On completion of this qualification, a candidate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the factors affecting the production of wine and how these factors influence style, quality and commercial value in a variety of market sectors.

  • Display an understanding of the trade and legal structures of the identified wine and spirit producing regions.

  • Demonstrate specialist product knowledge of wines and spirits and apply that knowledge to make commercial decisions.

  • Through the use of the Level 4 WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Technique, identify the style, quality and commercial value of wine.

  • Produce accurate tasting notes for a range of wines

  • Understand the commercial and economic importance of wine in global and local markets.

  • Demonstrate an ability to make informed decisions based on in-depth understanding of the global business of wine

  • Present information in a format that meets business requirements.


The Diploma is a very rewarding, demanding and challenging program. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in all activities, accessing all of the study tools provided to facilitate success. This level of the program requires independent study as well as classroom work. There will be many hours of reading outside of class, and as much tasting of wine and spirits as possible. It is the only way to gain experience.

If you are interested in the WSET Diploma program and would like to learn more, give us a call and we would be happy answer your questions. +1-416-534-2570. 

Course Delivery and Tuition
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 500 hours of study time, including 128 hours of classroom delivery time. Course cost is $9,200 for two years of study and is HST exempt.  
Tuition payment can be made all at once ($9,200), in 6 recurring credit card payments of $1,580, or 12 payments of $790. If you would prefer the payment option, please call the school for further details.

WEG Drinks Academy: The First WSET Diploma Program Provider Outside of London, UK (1977)
IWEG is a leader for the WSET curriculum; we were the first Approved Programme Provider outside of London UK. Our first Level 4 Diploma students graduated in 1988.  
With more than 165 WSET Diploma graduates, IWEG alumni play important leadership roles in the Ontario wine & spirits industry.
Our Diploma programme is different because of our passionate and professional educators dedicated to providing our students with first-class learning experiences and dynamic class environments that maximize students' success in this challenging yet exciting and rewarding programme.
       ..."thank you for your guidance and support offered over the course of my Unit 3 studies.  I felt incredibly well served by the level of professionalism and instruction experienced over the challenging schedule.Thanks again for all of your efforts." CW

" ...With various courses leading up to the Diploma, WSET has, along with the Master of Wine, one of the best known wine qualifications in the world. The MW may be seen as the Rolls-Royce of wine qualifications but the WSET Diploma is the Bentley - less elitest and exclusive, mre accessible and, yup, more fun really."  Ian Harris CEO WSET

"WSET rocks! The best place to start (and continue) your professional appreciation of wine." - Tim Atkin MW


Please Note:  Students are registered into the study schedule as a class and are expected to complete their studies and assignments as scheduled.  Any change in the curriculum will result in administration fees and additional class fees. Please be sure to discuss any changes with the IWEG Diploma Coordinators.

Policy on changing your exam date to an alternative date.

Please note IWEG's policy on changing your exam date:

When you register for a WSET or WSG course, you are booked to take your exam on a specific date, which is indicated in your Course Schedule. You can view this before registering, and when you register, you will be reminded.

If you decide not to write your exam on the date you are registered for, this is what you must know:

·  For WSET Levels 1 to 3 and WSG courses, you have to ask to change the date at least 15 daysbefore the exam date, by writing to admin@iweg.org.

·  For WSET Level 4 Diploma you have to ask to change the date at least 75 days before the exam date, by writing to admin@iweg.org.

·  You must pick a new exam date within 12 months from the start of your current course.

·  You may change your exam date a maximum of two times during the 12 months. You can choose from any exam dates/re-sit dates listed on the course page of the IWEG website. It is possible that your first choice may not work, if the exam is full.

· Each time you change your exam date, there is a $150 fee.

· After the 12-month period, from the start of your current course, if you still need to sit the exam, you will be charged an exam “re-sit” fee, which varies depending on the course, as well as the $150 fee.

·  The only exception to this policy is in case of a valid and verified personal or family emergency, subject to approval from WSET and WSG.


Available Classes:

2019-21 WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines Starts Sep. 09, 2019

Cost: $9,200
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown
Enroll for this Class ($9,200)