WSET Level 4, Fortified Wines, D5
Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person classes are suspended. Many classes are continuing in a participatory Zoom webinar format. Please check you class page for schedule details. New webinar options are being offered regularly.
Port, Sherry, Madeira and other types of fortified wines are the focus of this specialist-level course for Level 4 students who have succeeded at Wine Production, D1/Unit 2. Also, WSET requires that students have studied Level 4, D2 Wine Business, before registering for this Unit.
NOTE: Course registration deadline is May 7, 2020
Registration Deadline: May 7, 2020
- At least 21 years of age AND
- A passing grade in the WSET® Level 4 Wine Production Unit 2 Course.
- WSET requires that students have studied Level 4, Wine Business, before registering for this Unit.
Complete Enrollment Agreement
- Select and complete the corresponding Enrollment Agreement for your course – Sign three times on second page.
- This must be completed. You will need to upload it during the registration process.
Registration Fee: $53
Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of the International Wine Center.
Exam Date & Time
Tasting Tutorial and Mock Exam: September 11, 2020, 11am – 5pm
Exam Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Format: Blind Tasting exam – three wines and Theory exam – Written open-response questions, in 90 minutes.
Opt-Out Date: August 21, 2020
Detailed Course Schedule
Date:Thursday, May 14, 2020
Topic:Fortification and maturation options
Date:Friday, May 15, 2020
Ruby and Vintage
Tawny and white
Date:Saturday, May 16, 2020
Vin Doux Naturel
Fortified Business workshop
Date:Friday, September 11, 2020
Topic:Tasting sessions and Mock Exam: 11am - 5pm
Date:Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Topic:D5 Exam: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Online Study Guide: WSET Level 4, Fortified Wines, D5 (55 pages)
Refund Policy & Student Disclosure
Please download the Student Disclosure document from the link below. This is an official document for all students registered in Private Career Schools licensed by the NYS Department of Education.
If your study plans are suddenly interrupted, you may seek a refund. When withdrawing from a class, please be aware that you must submit a written notice of withdrawal from the registered class and a written request for a refund. More details can be found by clicking the Refund Policy link.Refund PolicyStudent DisclosureIWC Catalog
Meet the Instructor
Mary John Baumann, DipWSET
Mary John began her career in the fragrance industry with Estee Lauder’s affiliate in Stockholm. She then returned to New York to embark on a career…Learn More