WSET Level 4 Diploma D5 Fortified Wine
$975 – $1,275
Students undertake a detailed theoretical & practical study of the principal fortified wines: Sherry, Port, Madeira, Vins Doux Naturels, & Rutherglen Muscat. After completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate:
- in-depth knowledge and understanding of the influence of grape growing, winemaking, maturation, wine law, and wine business on the style, quality, & price on the principal fortified wines of the world
- ability to taste and evaluate fortified wines accurately
Prerequisites: D1 & D2
6 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.
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.
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.
D5 Fortified 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 fortified wines. THE EXAM MUST BE TAKEN IN NAPA, CA ON THE EXAM DATE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ENROLLED COURSE.