INFORMATION FOR
LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA STUDENTS

PLEASE NOTE: The next Diploma Induction and Unit 2 Course for new Diploma Students is in October of 2017, on Saturdays October 14, 21, and 28. Registration will open in late summer.  Click here to register.


The Neptune School of Wine is pleased to offer  the WSET Level 4 Diploma classes and examinations.

 

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT NEPTUNE SCHOOL OF WINE at the SoCo Collection, 3315 Hyland Ave Suite H, Costa Mesa Ca 92626


The classes are taught by Peter Neptune MS along with guest lecturers, and offer students an opportunity to study and taste in preparation for the Diploma Exams.

WSET Level 4 Diploma is a course of study that encompasses 6 separate Units, or sub-courses.  The focus is on wines and appellations of the world, winemaking and winegrowing, modern trends, techniques & global/regional business, and marketing development across all types of wines & spirits.  Diploma is a highly challenging but deeply rewarding program that offers students who pass all units a qualification that is globally respected as a high standard of knowledge and expertise.

 

To get an overview of the Diploma Program please read the Diploma Specification Guide (available on the WSET website). The Specification Guide explains Diploma in depth and outlines the program syllabus.

All Diploma Students should get hold of and read "Viticulture," by Stephen Skelton MW (available through www.lulu.com or Amazon) and "Understanding Wine Technology," by David Bird MW (available through Amazon).

You should also have a copy of the Oxford Companion to Wine and the Sothebys Encyclopedia of Wine.

In addition, I highly recommend that you procure a copy of a new book called "Wine Myths and Reality" by Benjamin Lewin MW.


Below are the links to each of the Units for the Diploma, and the associated assessments.  The registration of each unit gives you 1 free exam try.  If you take these via class format it takes 2- 3 years to complete the Diploma Program once the Unit Exams have been successfully passed.


Unit 1 (The business of Wine & Spirits):  Assessed by a Case Study exam and one out of class 2500 word paper. Units 1 and 2 are registered together.

Please click HERE for more information and registration.


Unit 2 (Viticulture & Winemaking): 100 question, 90 minute multiple choice exam. Unit 2 is the first course and exam for new students.

Please click HERE for more information and registration.


Unit 3 (Light Wines of the World): an all day tasting and theory exam.

Please click HERE for more information and registration.


Unit 4 (Spirits of the World): one hour tasting and theory exam.

Please click HERE for more information and registration.


Unit 5 (Sparkling Wines of the World): one hour tasting and theory exam.

Please click HERE for more information and registration.


Unit 6 (Fortified Wines of the World): one hour tasting and theory exam.

Please click HERE for more information and registration.


You should also read the Diploma Specification. Click HERE to go to the WSET website page where you can download the Specification.


For Questions, Please contact info@neptunewine.com

or Call Neptune School of Wine at LCA Wine at (657) 232-0920.

* WSET qualifications are part of the UK qualifications framework, and the education courses leading to WSET qualifications are an invaluable source of information for students to enhance their knowledge of wines and spirits. WSET qualifications are not a guarantee of employment or career progression, nor do they form part of any regulated qualifications framework outside UK.