WSET Diploma in Wine - IN CLASS 2021-23 WSET
The market-leading WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines qualification provides expert level knowledge and develops key analytical skills for success in the global wine business. Perfect for both the trade professional and the serious enthusiast, the course will arm you with specialist-level skills and experience, plus international recognition as an expert in the field of wine.
IWEG has been offering Diploma studies for longer than any institute outside of the WSET School in London, which means we enjoy a long history of student success. Our current pass rate for the most rigorous component, "Wines of the World", is 22 percent higher than the global average pass rate for this unit of study.
Our passionate and highly qualified WSET Diploma educators, who have gone through teacher training and come from different fields within the trade, provide on-going support to help you master the analytical tasting skills and supplemental theoretical knowledge necessary to succeed.
Holders of the WSET Diploma will be able to identify characteristics of the principal wines of the world, make informed assessments of a product's quality and value, and identify appropriate opportunities for the products within a given market.
Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to underpin the job requirements in such roles as Food & Beverage Manager, Wine Buyer or Sales Executive.
The Diploma fulfills the prerequisite for the wine qualification requirement for entry to the Master of Wine (MW) program.
This is a 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 significant independent study as well as classroom work. Students should be prepared to dedicate substantial amounts of study time, and as much tasting of wine as possible, to successfully complete the course.
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.
If you are interested in the WSET Diploma program and would like to learn more, please email email@example.com and we would be happy answer your questions.
Course Delivery and Tuition
" ...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 additional fees. Please be sure to discuss any changes with IWEG's Education Director.
Please read IWEG's Cancellation and Refund Policy carefully before registering for any of our WSET qualifications.
Diploma in Wine IN CLASS: 2021-23
*schedule subject to change
Unit D1: Wine Production
You will learn about vine production; anatomy of the vine and grape; grape growing options, including explaining and evaluating the different approaches and how these options affect grape yields, quality and the final wine produced; natural factors in the vineyard and how they influence the vine’s ability to produce grapes for wines of different styles, quality levels and price; and winemaking and post-fermentation options and how they influence the style, quality and price of wines.
|D1: Wine Production|
|Wednesday August 25th 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D1 - 1||The Growing Environment|
|Wednesday September 1st 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D1 - 2||Grape Growing Options|
|Wednesday September 8th 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D1 - 3||Common Winemaking Options|
|Wednesday September 15th 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D1 - 4||White Wine Making|
|Wednesday September 22th 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D1 - 5||Red and Rose Making|
|Final Exam: October 27th 2021|
D2: Global Business
You will learn about the types of businesses engaged in wine production and the options for getting wine to the point of sale; the factors that contribute to the price of wine; and key considerations in wine marketing.
|D2: Global Business of Wine|
|Wednesday September 29th 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D2 - 1||Factors that Contribute to Wine Price|
|Wednesday October 6th (6:30pm-9pm)||D2 - 2||Business Engaged in Wine Production|
|Wednesday October 13th (6:30pm-9pm)||D2 - 3||Key Considerations in Wine Marketing|
|Final Exam: October 27th 2021||11:30am-12:30pm|
D4: Sparkling Wine
You will learn how grape-growing, winemaking, maturation, wine law and wine business influence the style, quality and price of the principal sparkling wines of the world and how to taste and evaluate sparkling wines using the WSET Level 4 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine(SAT).
|D4: Sparkling Wine|
|Wednesday November 3rd 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D4 - 1 & D4 - 2||Traditional Method Sparkling Wine & Champagne|
|Wednesday November 10th 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D4 - 3||Rose and Other|
|Wednesday November 17th 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D4 - 4||Tank Ancestrale Pet Nat|
|Final Exam - 19 January||1:30pm-3pm|
D5: Fortified Wine
You will learn how grape-growing, winemaking, maturation, wine law and wine business influence the style, quality and price of the principal fortified wines of the world and how to taste and evaluate fortified wines using the WSET Level 4 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine(SAT).
|D5: Fortified Wine|
|Wednesday November 24th 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D5 - 1 & D5 - 2||Fortification/Maturation Options (Tasting) & Sherry Production and Styles|
|Wednesday Deceember 1st 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D5 - 3||Ruby and Vintage Port Production|
|Wednesday December 8th 2021 (6:30pm-9pm)||D5 - 4 & D5 - 5||White and Tawny Port Production & Madeira|
|Wednesday December 15th 2021 (6:30-9pm)||practice exam|
|Wednesday January 5th 2022 (6:30pm-9pm)||D5 - 6 & D5 - 7||VDN and Rutherglen Muscat & Fortified Business Workshop|
|Final Exam - 19 January||3:30-5pm|
D6: Research Paper
You will research a WSET specified wine-related subject.
|D6: Research Paper|
|Wednesday February 2nd 2022||D6 - 01||Research Paper Preparation|
|Submission End of July 2022||Hard Copy Format|
D3: Wines of the World
You will learn how grape-growing, winemaking, maturation, wine law and wine business influence the style, quality and price of the principal still wines of the world and how to taste and evaluate still wines using the WSET Level 4 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine(SAT).
Classes will be held on Monday Evenings, 6:30-9pm
Starting: Monday February 28th 2022 - Monday March 20th 2023
|Final Exams - 2 Days early/mid May 2023|
|Day One: Theory Part 1: 11:00am-1:00pm|
|Day One: Theory Part 2: 2:00pm-3:20pm|
|Day Two: Tasting Part 1: 10:30am-12:00pm|
|Day Two: Tasting Part 2: 1:00pm to 2:30pm|
WSET Diploma in Wine IN CLASSFee: $9,200 August 25 - May 26, 2023
WSET Diploma in Wine IN CLASS Starts Aug. 25, 2021Cost: $9,200 IWEG Drinks Academy
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