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 3 – Light Wines of the World

Traditional Course is now full.  Contact Adam Chase - adam@grapeexperience.com - for questions

Next Online Course June 17-December 29, 2017 - exam is January 9, 2018.

  • Registration deadline is June 1, 2017.

Unit 1 Upcoming dates

  • Next Unit 1 Case Study Exam opportunity: March 8, 2017; enroll by emailing Adam Chase by January 1, 2017
  • Coursework Assignment Titles are now posted on the WSET Global Campus
    • Topic 2 on Packaging of Wine and Spirits is due in hard copy April 11, 2017

DIPLOMA CALENDAR BOSTON - EXISTING STUDENTS
 

Unit 4 – Spirits

Online meets from April 8 - May 26, 2017
Cost is $925 - Enrollment deadline is March 20
EXAM: June 13, 2017 at 4pm

Unit 5 – Sparkling Wines

Traditional course September 16-17, 2017 from 10AM-4:30PM
Cost is $975
Online meets from June 24 - July 8, 2017
Cost is $895
Combination of Traditional and Online cost is $1050
EXAM: November, 2017

Unit 1 Upcoming dates

  • Next Unit 1 Case Study Exam opportunity: March 8, 2017; enroll by emailing Adam Chase by January 1, 2017
  • Coursework Assignment Titles are now posted on the WSET Global Campus
    • Topic 2 on Packaging of Wine and Spirits is due in hard copy April 11, 2017