DIPLOMA UNITS 5 & 6

Sparkling Wines of the World | Fortified (Liqueur) Wines of the World

Unit 5: This unit is assessed by a practical tasting paper of three sparkling wines requiring candidates to submit a detailed written analysis of the three samples using the WSET Level 4 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine and complete a written section on related product knowledge

Unit 6: This unit is assessed by a practical tasting paper of three liqueur wines requiring candidates to submit a detailed written analysis of the three samples using the WSET Level 4 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine and complete a written section on related product knowledge.
  • The next Unit 5 Course (Sparkling Wines) is on Saturday August 5th from 9:30 - 5. Register by clicking the button below:


  • The next Unit 6 Course (Fortified Wines) is on Saturday August 19th from 9:30 - 5. Register by clicking the button below.


  • Exams are on Wednesday November 8th.


The cost of each course/exam is $700.

If you need to resit either exam, please email info@neptunewine.com to coordinate payment and registration.

The following books remain highly recommended sources when used in conjunction with your Specifications Guide so that you may begin preparing:

Unit 5 Sparkling Wines: The World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wines, Tom Stevenson; Champagne for Dummies, Ed McCarthy

Unit 6 Fortified Wines: Port and the Douro, Richard Mayson; Sherry, Julian Jeffs

Classes are at Neptune School of Wine at the SoCo Collection, 3315 Hyland Ave Suite H, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626.

The Units 5 and 6 Exams are a one hour theory and tasting exam.

Prices are valid for courses and exams offered during the academic year ending July 31, 2017 and are subject to change without notice.


* 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.