WSET Diploma: Wine & Spirits

Existing Diploma Student Information 

Unit 3: Light Wines of the World

This unit reviews the history, trends, regulations, and natural and human factors relating to producing wine in the major production countries and regions around the world.  Students must pass a written theory exam of 5 questions and written tasting exam covering 12 wines.

Unit 4: Spirits of the World

This unit covers the production and style options in all of the major spirit categories: fruit spirits, whiskeys, rum, tequila, vodka, gin, and other white spirits.  Students must complete a written tasting exam of 3 spirits and respond to three short essay-style theory questions. 

Unit 5: Sparkling Wines of the World

This unit is a thorough review of the production techniques of the major types of sparkling wines, as well as an in-depth examination of the major producing countries and regions.  Students will take a written tasting exam of 3 sparkling wines and respond to three short essay-style theory questions.

Unit 6: Fortified Wines of the World

This unit reviews the Port, Sherry, Madeira, and other major wines that are made by adding spirit to influence the final wine style.  Students must pass a written tasting exam of 3 fortified wines and respond to three short essay-style theory questions. 


Upcoming Classes

Diploma Calendar San Francisco - Existing Students

Unit 5 - Sparkling Wines - exam is March 6, 2018 at noon

  • Traditional Classroom Course December 9-10, 2017, 10AM-4:30PM - Cost: $875
  • Online Course January 13-16, 2018 - Cost: $840
  • Combination Traditional Classroom & Online - Cost: $1000

Unit 6 - Fortified Wines - exam is June 12, 2018 at 2pm

  • Traditional Classroom Course March 11-12, 2018, 10AM-4:30PM - Cost: $875
  • Online CourseMarch 10- April 13, 2018 - Cost: $840
  • Combination Traditional Classroom & Online - Cost: $1000

Unit 4 - Spirits - exam is June 12, 2018 at 4pm

  • Traditional Classroom March 10-11, 201810AM-4:30PM - Cost: $1000
  • Online April 7- April-May 25, 2018 - Cost: $950
  • Combination Traditional Classroom & Online: $1075

Unit 1 Upcoming dates

  • Next Unit 1 Case Study Exam opportunity: November 8, 2017; enroll by emailing Adam Chase by August 29, 2017

DIPLOMA CALENDAR BOSTON - EXISTING STUDENTS
 

Unit 5 – Sparkling Wines

Traditional course September 16-17, 2017 from 10AM-4:30PM
Cost is $975
Online meets August 19-September 22, 2017
Cost is $895
Combination of Traditional and Online cost is $1050
EXAM: November 8, 2017

Unit 3 – Light Wines

Traditional course December16-17, 2017, February 3-4, March 24-25, April 7-8, 2018 - all from 9AM-5PM
Cost is $2800
Online meets from November 11 - May 25, 2017
Cost is $2300
Combination of Traditional and Online cost is $3100
EXAM: June 13, 2018 from 9AM-5PM

Unit 1 Upcoming dates

  • Next Unit 1 Case Study Exam opportunity: November 8, 2017; enroll by emailing Adam Chase by August 29, 2017