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Here's why you should sign up for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

3 alumni share their stories

"I really loved my time studying WSET Diploma and it brought back a deep sense of accomplishment when I graduated. I found that I learned how to hone my studying skills by breaking down each wine region and study what makes each of them each unique. The program has helped me find my way into interesting jobs in wine and the fascinating and passionate people who work in the hospitality industry. I would recommend this program to anyone who falls down the rabbit hole of wine and wants to dive deep for that knowledge. One of my proudest moments was graduating with my classmates and colleagues from around the world at Guildhall in London, England." – Carrie Rau DipWSET, Food and Wine pairing Educator at IWEG and CAPS Sommelier Student

"The WSET Diploma program was a great opportunity for me to make new friends in the industry and meet wine geeks who still drink with me to this day. At the same time, it tremendously helped me integrate new grape and wine knowledge with my existing scientific background. It also inspired me to develop and consolidate a unique and very logical methodology towards blind tasting. As a wine educator, the program showed me many great examples of knowledge delivery and tasting organization, which assisted with my future teaching. The depth and breadth of knowledge I was exposed to in the program taught me humility, as there is always someone somewhere you still need to learn from. The two year journey was not easy, but it was definitely an unforgettable experience and I appreciate all my battle companions along the way who always encouraged and took care of one another." – Jiaming Wang DipWSET, Ph.D, Flavour Scientist at Labstat International ULC

"I started the WSET Diploma online in 2014. It was an incredible journey that involved joining and forming wine tasting groups, a commitment to studying as well as test-taking strategy, practice and execution. I am extremely grateful to the admin and faculty at IWEG for their “go-the-extra-mile” support. It tasted very sweet (the celebratory wine was Brut) to complete the program in 2018 and walk across the stage in London to receive my Diploma and join the WSET alumni community. Career-wise, this immediately opened doors such as teaching WSET Level 3, working a harvest, and so much more! I can’t think of a better way to expand your mind, expand your career and expand your experience." – Malcolm Lamont DipWSET, B.Ed., Educator


WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines 

Online program starts in October

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.

Holders of the 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 ManagerWine Buyer or Sales Executive.

The Diploma fulfills the prerequisite for the wine qualification requirement for entry to the Master of Wine (MW) program.

This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online WSET Diploma program will begin in October and a condensed in-class WSET Diploma program is planned for January. 

If you are interested in the WSET Diploma program and would like to learn more, we would be happy answer your questions. Please email Krystenne MacMullin at krystenne@iweg.org

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Online Learning

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, June 29th - Sunday, July 26th
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Date: Monday, July 20th - Sunday, August 16th
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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, July 6th - Sunday, August 2nd
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NEW - WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

Date: Monday, June 22nd - Sunday, July 19th
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, June 22nd - Sunday, July 26th
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Date: Monday, July 6th - Sunday, August 9th 
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Date: Monday, July 20th - Sunday, August 23rd
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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, June 29th - Sunday, August 2nd 
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Date: Monday, July 6th - Sunday, August 9th 
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, June 22nd - Sunday, August 23rd
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, August 25th at 10:30 am.
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Date: Monday, July 6th - Sunday, September 6th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, September 28th at 10:30 am.
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Date: Monday, July 20th - Sunday, September 20th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, September 28th at 10:30 am.
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