WSET Level 4 Diploma D4 Sparkling Wine

Theoretical and practical study of the world’s major sparkling wine styles

WSET Diploma D4

WSET Level 4 Diploma D4 Sparkling Wine

Unit 4 of WSET Diploma Certification

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WSET Level 4 Diploma D4 Sparkling Wine

$997.00$1,547.00

Explore the sparkling wines produced in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, USA, South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand through detailed theoretical and practical study.

$997 without wine kit OR $1,547 with wine kit

Prerequisites: You must have taken the D1 and D2 exams (receipt of results not required). 

NEXT D4 COURSE:
April 1, 2024-June 11, 2024
Exam DateJune 12, 2024 (October 22, 2024 and January 3, 2025 exams also available with prior notice)
Registration Deadline:May 1, 2024
Webinar Times: 5-7pm PST on Thursdays
Webinar Dates:4/4/24, 4/18/24, 5/2/24, 5/16/24

For future course and exam dates please see the Course & Dates section below.

We are able to have wine kits shipped to the following states ONLY: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MA, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NV, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY, and Wash DC.

NO SHIP LOCATIONS: International, AK, AR, CT, DE, HI, MI, MS, NJ, RI, SD, UT, VT, and WV.
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NEW! Exam Labs: MOCK EXAM INCLUDED with our D4

D4 Exam Labs

The WSET repeatedly states in their Examiners’ Reports that the two main reasons students fail diploma exams are: not completing the questions in time and failing to answer the specific question asked.

Taking mock exams will not only help you calm those nerves but give you the all-important experience of taking a timed exam and evaluating your work against high-scoring sample answers. Don’t let exam day be the first time you take a full test!

In this online workshop, you’ll have access to:

  • two (2) mock D4 tests modeled after real Diploma D4 exams
  • a grading rubric & two sample answers, one showing an answer that would achieve a ‘Pass’ score and the other showing an answer that would deliver a ‘Pass with Distinction’ score
  • This workshop will arm you with the experience and tools you’ll need to know what is expected of you, and to evaluate your writing so that you ultimately achieve exam success.
This ExamLab Mock Exam is included for students enrolled in D4 at Napa Valley Wine Academy, but also available for purchase separately here!
 

D4 DETAILS

Course Format

4 instructor-led class sessions (2 hours each) held via Zoom web conferencing, with access to an online course containing activities to guide your studies between class sessions.

Course Duration

Students will begin their course of study once they register for the unit and receive their course materials. Students should expect to study for a minimum of 30 hours over a period of about 2 months.

Course Materials

Upon registration students will receive access to the WSET's digital study guide, which will be the main source of study material for this unit. Students will also have access to the WSET’s Online Global Campus and Feedback Testing Classroom where students can access supplemental learning material & mock exams. NVWA also provides supplemental learning materials such as videos, mock questions, and guided reading questions.

Exam

D4 Sparkling Wines is assessed by means of a 90-minute written exam consisting of multiple-part open-response style questions and a blind tasting of 3 sparkling wines. THE EXAM MUST BE TAKEN IN NAPA, CA ON THE EXAM DATE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ENROLLED COURSE.

Course & Dates:

November 13, 2023-January 23, 2024
Exam Date: January 24, 2024 (June 12, 2024 and October 22, 2024 exams also available with prior notice)
Registration Deadline: October 13, 2023
Webinar Times: 5-7pm PST on Thursdays
Webinar Dates: 11/16/2023, 11/30/23, 12/14/23, 1/4/2024

April 1, 2024-June 11, 2024
Exam Date: June 12, 2024 (October 22, 2024 and January 3, 2025 exams also available with prior notice)
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2024
Webinar Times: 5-7pm PST on Thursdays
Webinar Dates: 4/4/24, 4/18/24, 5/2/24, 5/16/24

August 12, 2024-October 21, 2024
Exam Date: October 22, 2024 (January 3, 2025 and other 2025 exams also available with prior notice)
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2024
Webinar Times: 5-7pm PST on Thursdays
Webinar Dates: 8/15/24, 8/29/24, 9/12/24, 9/26/24

November 4, 2024-January 2, 2025
Exam Date: January 3, 2025 (Later 2025 exams also available with prior notice)
Registration Deadline: October 4, 2024
Webinar Times: 5-7pm PST on Thursdays
Webinar Dates: 11/7/24, 11/21/24, 12/5/24, 12/19/24

Subject

Wine

Knowledge Level

Advanced

Certification

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Level

Level 4

Course Date

November 13, 2023, April 1, 2024, August 12, 2024, November 4, 2024

Course Type

Professional

Location

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Wine Kit Option

No Wine Kit, With Wine Kit

Want to know if this program is right for you?

Schedule a call to speak with one of our WSET diploma series experts.

How We’re Different

We’re Premier, not Pretentious

We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.

(There’s a reason we have some of the highest pass rates in the industry.)

WSET Educator of the Year 2016

AWARD WINNING

WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.
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IN-PERSON COURSE & WORKSHOP REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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