WSET Level 4, Fortified Wines of the World, Unit 6

This course covers, at a specialist level, the major types and styles of fortified wines, along with their regions and methods of production. It examines the key factors affecting the style, quality and commercial value of sparkling wines, the trade and legal structures in the regions of production and the local and global markets for fortified wines. Students use the WSET Level 4 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® to analyze the characteristics of the principal fortified wines of the world.

Fortified Wines of the World, Unit 6 has seven instructional hours and a 65-minute exam. The examination consists of a blind tasting of three fortified wines and one theory question.

Entrance Requirements:

1. At least 21 years of age AND
2. A passing grade in the WSET® Level 4 Wine Production Unit 2 Course.

Pricing for Fortified Wines of the World, Unit 6 is as follows:

Registration Fee: $27.00
Exam: $325.00
Study Kit: $76.21
Tuition: $272.00
Total: $700.21

Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of the International Wine Center. To apply, fill out the application and email it to

WSET® Level 4 Fortified Wines of the World, Unit 6 adheres to the Mini-Course Refund Policy. For details see our policy.

Fortified Wines of the World, Unit 6 – Class Schedule Fall 2018

Course Unit 6, Fall 2018 (Dip6 218)
Class Date 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday, September 22, 2018
Course Registration Deadline August 30, 2018
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Unit 6 Exam 2:30pm November 7, 2018 at IWC
Exam Registration Deadline (re-sit students only) See Exams Page

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