WSET Level 4
Diploma in Wines

INFORMATION FOR LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA STUDENTS

The next Diploma Induction (Unit D1) will be
October 5, 12, and 19, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: As of August 2019 and our next induction, the WSET Program will be changing to remove the study of spirits and allow for a more in-depth focus on wine.  The unit structure will remain, but individual units and content will be shifting.  If you are currently enrolled in the Diploma program and want more information as to how you will be affected, you can log in to the WSET Global Campus and read more about the changes in the updates section.

 

The Neptune School of Wine is pleased to offer the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines.

 

The classes are taught by Peter Neptune MS along with guest lecturers, and offer students an opportunity to study and taste in preparation for the Diploma Exams.


The WSET Level 4 Diploma is WSET’s flagship qualification, it is designed to provide expert level knowledge in all aspects of wines deepening your understanding of how and why wine production
and business factors influence the style, quality, and price of wines. Successful graduates acquire exceptional analytical skills and proficiency in evaluative wine tasting and are well-prepared to progress to the Master of Wine programme. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the post nominal DipWSET and associated
WSET certified logo.

 

To get an overview of the Diploma Program please read the Diploma Specification Guide (available on the WSET website). The Specification Guide explains Diploma in depth and outlines the program syllabus.

All Diploma Students should get hold of and read "Viticulture," by Stephen Skelton MW (available through www.lulu.com or Amazon) and "Understanding Wine Technology," by David Bird MW (available through Amazon).

You should also have a copy of the Oxford Companion to Wine and the Sothebys Encyclopedia of Wine.

In addition, I highly recommend that you procure a copy of a new book called "Wine Myths and Reality" by Benjamin Lewin MW.

Below are the links to each of the Units for the Diploma, and the associated assessments.  The registration of each unit gives you 1 free exam try.  If you take these via class format it takes 2- 3 years to complete the Diploma Program once the Unit Exams have been successfully passed.

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New 2019 Diploma Unit Structure:

 

D1 : Wine Production


D2: The Business of Wine


D3: Light Wines of the World


D4: Sparkling Wines


D5: Fortified Wines


D6: Independent Research Assignment


You should also read the Diploma Specification. Click HERE to go to the WSET website page where you can download the Specification.

For Questions, Please contact info@neptunewine.com.

* WSET qualifications are part of the UK qualifications framework, and the education courses leading to WSET qualifications are an invaluable source of information for students to enhance their knowledge of wines and spirits. WSET qualifications are not a guarantee of employment or career progression, nor do they form part of any regulated qualifications framework outside UK.

 

Prices are valid for courses and exams offered during the academic year ending July 31, 2020 and are subject to change without notice.

 © 2019 by Peter Neptune

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