WSET Level 4 Diploma D5 Fortified Wine

A detailed study of getting wine to market, including distribution, sales and marketing

WSET Level 4 Diploma D5 Fortified Wine

WSET Level 4 Diploma D5 Fortified Wine

The beginning of the WSET certification path

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WSET Level 4 Diploma D5 Fortified Wine

WSET Level 4 Diploma D5 Fortified Wine

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8 WEEKS

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16 classroom hours

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Prerequisite: must have taken the D1 exam

Does this sound like you?

You want to speak with confidence about the textures, styles and regions of wine.
You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
You need practical guidance on tasting and pairing that you can actually use.

Then It's Time To

Level Up Your Wine IQ

WSET Level 4 Diploma D5 Fortified Wine

$975.00$1,275.00

Diploma’s Unit 5 offers a detailed exploration of the often overlooked world of fortified wines: Sherry, Port, Madeira, Vins Doux Naturels and Rutherglen Muscat.

$975 without wine kit

$1,275 with wine kit

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

 

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WHY STUDY WITH US?

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TASTE & TALK ABOUT WINE LIKE A PRO

Module 1

Introduction To Wine

Module 2

The Influence Of Site, Grape Type, & Techniques

Module 3

Principle Wine Regions Of The World

Module 4

Tasting, Serving, Storing & Pairing

WHY ONLINE & WHY WITH US?

EASILY ACCESS GUIDED WEBINARS + EXPERTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

Wine 101 includes 8 hours of training, divided into 20 appetizer-sized videos, plus a tasting toolkit.

Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.

Ask questions and get answers with NVWA certified experts. Plus, engage with our +4,000 community.

INTRODUCING

YOUR WINE GUIDE(S) FOR

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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

LEVEL UP YOUR WINE EXPERTISE LIKE A PRO

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BUY THE COURSE

You’ll receive a Welcome Email with everything you need to access our proprietary learning platform, community and course materials.

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WATCH THE MODULES

Dive right into your materials, interact with our community, and engage with your expert instructors–100% online and at your own pace.

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LEVEL UP LIKE A PRO

Celebrate finally having a clear path to certification, or simply savor being able to impress friends and family with your elevated wine knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Course Format

  • 6 instructor-led webinars (2 hours each) held via Zoom
  • Online classroom containing worksheets, vocab lists and other study support resources
  • All webinars are recorded and posted in the online classroom on the next business day
  • Optional 18-bottle wine kit (100mL bottles)
  • Instructor-led tastings to illustrate wine styles and calibrate your palate for the exam

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 2.5 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 Format

  • 90-minute written exam with multi-part, open-response style questions
  • Blind tasting of three fortified wines
  • Tasting notes must describe the structural characteristics of each wine using the WSET Diploma SAT method and draw conclusions on at least one of the following: wine origin, grape variety, quality level, method of production and/or potential for ageing. 
  • Exam must be taken in person in Napa, California, on the date associated with your course. 
  • Results issued via email approximately 3 months after exam (graded at WSET London headquarters)

Upcoming Classes:

April 11, 2022-June 6, 2022 with Exam on June 7, 2022

Deadline to register is March 11, 2022

Webinar Dates (classes held from 5-7pm PST on Wednesdays):

4/13/22, 4/20/22, 4/27/22, 5/4/22, 5/11/22, 5/18/22

 

August 22, 2022-October 24, 2022 with Exam on October 25, 2022

Deadline to register is July 22, 2022

Webinar Dates (classes held from 5-7pm PST on Wednesdays):  

8/31/22, 9/7/22, 9/14/22, 9/21/22, 9/28/22, 10/12/22

 

November 14, 2022-January 17, 2023 with Exam on January 18, 2023

Deadline to register is October 14, 2022

Webinar Dates (classes held from 5-7pm PST on Wednesdays):  

11/16/22, 11/30/22, 12/7/22, 12/14/22, 12/21/22, 1/4/23

Subject

Wine

Certification

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Level

Level 4

Knowledge Level

Advanced

Course Date

April 11, 2022

Course Type

Professional

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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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