WSET® Level 4, Sparkling Wines of the World, Unit 5

This course covers, at a specialist level, the major types and styles of sparkling 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 sparkling wines. Students use the WSET Level 4 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® to analyze the characteristics of the principal sparkling wines of the world.

Sparkling Wines of the World, Unit 5 has seven instructional hours and a 65-minute exam. The examination consists of a blind tasting of three sparkling 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 Sparkling Wines of the World, Unit 5 is as follows:

Registration Fee: $27.00
Exam: $300.00
Study Kit: $70.77
Tuition: $272.00
Total: $669.77

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 Sparkling Wines of the World, Unit 5 adheres to the Mini-Course Refund Policy. For details see our  policy.

Sparkling Wines of the World, Unit 5 – Class Schedule Fall 2017

Course Unit 5, Fall 2017 (Dip5 217)
Class Date 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday, September 16, 2017
Course Registration Deadline August 31, 2017
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Unit 5 Exam 12:30pm November 8, 2017 at IWC
Exam Registration Deadline (re-sit students only) See Exams Page

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