Online 2019-21 WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines WSET

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The Online Level 4 Diploma in Wine is a two year program. 

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

Final dates to be confirmed.

The Diploma Program is comprised of 6 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 Diploma in Wine 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 their 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.

Intensive self study is complemented by a strong online program with weekly assignments and student forums which will assist you in your studies and provide engaging opportunities for feedback. 

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.

The WSET offers a feedback program whereby the student takes mock tests based on the Diploma examinations receiving feedback on performance. 

This program includes a Key Skills Workshop weekend at IWEG (in Toronto) for additional, in class instruction.  The first exam will also be sat at this time, followed by two days of in class tasting instruction as well as theory preparation for the exams.

***All exams and the Key Skills workshop are held @ IWEG in Toronto.

" ...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


Course Delivery and Tuition

The course cost is $7,500 for two years of study and is HST exempt.  
Tuition payment can be made all at once ($7,500) or in 12 recurring credit card payments of $625. If you would prefer the payment option, please call the school for further details.



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 course, you are booked to take your exam on a specific date. This date is indicated in your course schedule. You can view this before registering, and when you register, you will be reminded. This policy also applies to registration for resit exams.

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

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

·  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.

Online 2019-21 WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

Key Skills Weekend

Saturday November 30th & Sunday December 1st 2019

Toronto - IWEG Drinks Academy


D1: Wine Production

Online: Monday 7/10/2019 – Sunday 17/11/2019

Exam: Saturday November 30th, 2019.


Toronto - IWEG Drinks Academy



D2: Wine Business

Online: Monday 6/01/2020 – Sunday 16/02/2020

Exam: Wednesday March 11th, 2020


Toronto - IWEG Drinks Academy



D4: Sparkling & D5: Fortified

Online: Monday 16/03/2020 – Sunday 24/05/2020

Exam: D4 - Tuesday June 9th, 2020


Toronto - IWEG Drinks Academy

Exam: D5 - Tuesday June 9th, 2020


Toronto - IWEG Drinks Academy



D6: Research Paper

Submission by post or in person

Toronto - IWEG Drinks Academy

Hard copy handed in on or before:

 Friday July 31st 2020, 12pm noon



D3: Wines of the World

Online: November 2020-April 2021, TBC

Exams: May 11th & 12th 2021

Toronto - IWEG Drinks Academy


Available Classes:

Online 2019-21 WSET Diploma in Wines Started Oct. 01, 2019

Cost: $7,500
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown
Enroll for this Class ($7,500)