About the Course

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.

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Registration Requirements

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

About the Exam

Exam Format: A 65-minute exam that consists of a blind tasting of three sparkling wines and one theory question.

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Course Materials

Study Guide: Unit 5 Sparkling Wines of the World

Course Materials

How Much Does It Cost?

Registration Fee: $27.00

Study Kit: $76.19

Exam: $325.00

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.

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