WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

Accelerate your wine career with industry experts
and a proprietary learning platform

Ideal for: Professionals

Years of Study: 2

Units: 6

In-person Exams: 5

Research Papers: 1

Certifcation: WSET Level 4 Diploma

Does this sound like you?

You want to level up your wine career, but you’re not sure what the best next step is for you. Maybe you’re working full time, or have family obligations and certifcation is just one more thing you’ve got to ft into you life. You don’t want to waste your time or money on a certifcation that’s just another piece of paper.

Getting a WSET Diploma is an investment and you want to know it’s worth it and how you can actually use it to advance your career

Taking the next step in your wine career is challenging

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WSET Educator of the Year 2019

Are you ready to take the next step in your wine career, but
aren’t sure where to start?

Most schools out there give students a book on wines, then stand up and talk at them. Students end up ready to pass an exam, but don’t have the practical experience to advance their wine career.

We get it. We slogged through our Diploma programs, then spent years fguring out how to launch our careers through
trial and error. It was overwhelming and exhausting.

We designed the WSET Level 4 Diploma program to prepare you to earn your diploma and advance your career, even if you’re juggling family and full time work, or haven’t been a
student for a while.

Our unique approach to learning ensures you get the skills and support you need to:

• Navigate the challenges of pursuing certifcation
• Earn your diploma and advance your career
• Stand out in a competitive professional feld

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Ignite your professional career without wasting years fguring it out on your own via trial and error

Most WSET diploma programs out there focus on wine facts, not real world application.
We believe your investment should prepare you to earn your dimploma and advance your career, which is why we designed our WSET Diploma programs to:

Unlock new opportunities in the wine industry, with industry experts

Our students go on to pursue high-end management positions, or advance their own wine business.
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Test Taking Strategies

Our certifed instructors don’t just teach the material, they prepare you for the test using past exam questions, essay prep, guided study packs and a full mock exam
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Expert Accelerator™ Student Portal

Accelerate your learning with access to our proprietary student platform, where you can ask questions, get answers, and engage with other wine experts.
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NWVA Trained Instructors

Our industry experts are also
expert instructors. We train them ourselves. They don’t just have knowledge, they also know how to share it.

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Dedicated Diploma Advisors

Our diploma advisors help you
identify the best ways for you
personally, to tackle studying the program, so you can stay motivated and on track.

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Interactive Learning Experiences

You can’t just study about Italy in a box. We help you make connections between the material, the test and
your career–without lecturing you–so you can synthesize and apply
the material.

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Personalized Feedback

Our certifed instructors personally provide comprehensive feedback on your mock exam questions and essays, so you never
have to wonder if you’re doing it right.

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Curated Wine Kits

Our lead diploma teacher is a Master of Wine and he has curated the wines, not only because they show the capacity of what you should know, but also because they’re past exam wines.

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Virtual Workshops & Mock Exam

The WSET Level 4 Diploma
workshops focus on deep discussion of important concepts, strategies for
answering exam-style questions, and calibrating palates with your WSET-certifed instructor

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1:1 Mentoring

We also offer 1:1 mentoring to students who want extra support or who want a guide to help them navigate challenges throughout the program. We’re here to help you go from stuck to unstoppable.

Get the skills and support you need to succeed

HOW THE WSET LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA WORKS

STEP 1: FOUNDATION UNITS

These must be taken before proceeding to the rest of the program.

Production of Wine

What’s covered:

In the D1 Production of Wine, you’ll discover:
• Vinifcation and viticulture
• Maturation and treatments
• Packaging process and approach

What you get:
• 8x 2-hour classes with a NVWA certifed instructor
• Access to the Expert Accelerator diploma platform
• hours of training videos
• practice tests

Program duraction: 9 weeks


Exam: 90-minute exam with 4-5 essay questions


Certifcation received: type

Business of Wine

What’s covered:

In the D2 Business of Wine, you’ll discover:
• Pricing and production process
• Marketing of wine
• Wine business types

What you get:
• 2x 4-hour classes with a NVWA certifed instructor
• Access to the Expert Accelerator diploma platform
• hours of training videos
• practice tests

Program duraction: 6 weeks

 

Exam: 60-minute exame with 3-4 essay questions

 

Certifcation received: type

STEP 2: PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE UNITS

These can be taken in ANY order you choose.

Wines of the World

What’s covered:

In the D3 Wines of the World course, you’ll discover:
• Grape growing and wine making
• Wine law & regulation
• Evaluating taste, style and quality

What you get:
• 13x 2-hour classes with a NVWA certifed instructor
• 2x 6-hour classes with a NVWA certifed instructor
• Access to the Expert Accelerator diploma platform
• hours of training videos
• practice tests

Program duraction: 27 weeks

 

Exam: 2 Day Exam; Day 1: 7 open-response theory questions; Day 2: Blind Tasting of 12 wines

 

Certifcation received: type

Business of Wine

What’s covered:

In the D4 Sparkling Wines, you’ll discover:
• Production methods
• Pricing and marketing
• Evaluating taste, style and quantity

What you get:
• 4x 2-hour classes with a NVWA certifed instructor
• Access to the Expert Accelerator diploma platform
• hours of training videos
• practice tests

Program duraction: 8 weeks

 

Exam: 90-minute exam comprising 3-4 open-response questions and blind tasting of 3 sparkling wines

 

Certifcation received: type

Fortifed Wines

What’s covered:
In the D5 Fortifed Wines, you’ll discover:
• Production methods
• Pricing and marketing
• Evaluating taste, style and quantity

What you get:
• 6x 2-hour classes with a NVWA certifed instructor
• Access to the Expert Accelerator diploma platform
• hours of training videos
• practice tests

Program duraction: 10 weeks

 

Exam: 90-minute exam comprising 3-4 open-response questions and blind tasting of 3 fortifed wines.

 

Certifcation received: type 

Independent Research Paper

The research assignment is a 3,000 word paper. There are two topics released each year from which you can choose to research.

What you get:
• Online research writing course
• Tips for researching and writing your paper
• Personalized feedback on your topic

Program duraction: weeks/months

 

 

Exam: Independent research paper with submission dates in January and July

 

Certifcation received: type

Business of wine

The WSET Level 4 Diploma is ideal for you if: ​

We put our students at the center of everything we do.

We designed our Diploma series after going through other programs ourselves. We felt like we’d made this important investment, signed up and then it was crickets.

The classes were poorly executed, tasting used the cheapest wines, and there was almost no communication with the students.

To give our students the highlest level of support and opportunity for success, we’ve assembled a team of experts and educators.

We’re not a one-person-show who has to bring in experts from the outside.

INTRODUCING

Your Wine Guide(s) for Program Name

These must be taken before proceeding to the rest of the program.

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Dr. Liz Tosh who created a business program for one of our state universities

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Motrey Sheila keto. have winemakers who are top in their feld

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Nova Kalamata is a master of wine. top wine maker at Robert Mondavi winery
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Director of Education, Master’s in Education someone who is helps design courses from a pedagogy standpoint.
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Instructor’s Name
Credentials
1-sentence description of authority

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Instructor’s Name
Credentials
1-sentence description of authority

Christian
Director of Education, Master’s in Education someone who is helps design courses from a pedagogy standpoint.
catherine

Instructor’s Name
Credentials
1-sentence description of authority

PeterMarks2

Instructor’s Name
Credentials
1-sentence description of authority

3 Reasons Our Students Have Higher-Than-Average Success Rate

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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

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DEDICATED WSET DIPLOMA SUPPORT TEAM
WSET Diploma Advisor
Provides study-related advice and administrative guidance
Exam Coordinator
Provides guidance on scheduling exams
WSET Nominated Educator
Provides learning & instructional support and exam prep guidance
NVWA Chief Educator
Provides theory & tasting support and exam preparation guidance

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Proprietary Resources & Extra Learning Opportunities
• As a diploma student, you’ll receive exclusive access to our diverse catalog of courses, tasting seminars, and events for free or at a discounted rate
• Our NVWA certifed instructors and education specialists have designed proprietary study materials to hone their critical thinking and test taking skills

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

Earn Your Diploma and Advance Your Career

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ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM

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

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CONNECT WITH YOUR INSTRUCTORS

All our students in the Diploma program receive a dedicated deiploma advisor, and direct access to our NVWA certifed Diploma instructors.
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LEVEL UP LIKE A PRO

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

WSET Educator of the Year 2016
WSET Educator of the Year 2019

What's It Really Like Learning With US?

All our wine experts are also expert instructors. We train and certify them ourselves.

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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 our unique approach is winning awards.)

Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.

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