About the Course

This course covers, at a specialist level, the dynamics of the global wine market, as well as the particular realities of the U.S. market. It covers the factors that impact the supply, demand and pricing of wines; the different types of business entities engaged in the production, distribution and sale of wine; marketing considerations as well as the legislative and regulatory factors that impact the wine industry.

The Level 4 Business of Wine, D2 course has ten instructional hours and is assessed through a 60 minute written open-response exam. WSET recommends at least 40 hours of additional, independent study time for this course.


Interested in Taking This Course?

View Dates

Registration Requirements


  • At least 21 years of age AND
  • A passing grade in the course, WSET® Level 4 Wine Production, D1 (or Unit 2)

About the Exam

Exam Format: Written open response 60 minute exam.

Exam Rescheduling Information


Course Materials

Downloadable Study Guides:

  • Wine Business, D2 (100 pages, approximately)

How Much Does It Cost?

Registration Fee: $40.00

Exam: $305.00

Tuition: $403.00

Total: $748.00

Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of the International Wine Center.

How Do I Sign Up?

  1. Choose a class date that works for you. You can View Dates by clicking the button to the right, or browse available dates and times by going to the Registration section.
  2. After choosing the date that’s best for you, complete the required Enrollment Agreement, to streamline your registration process.
  3. Click the Register button. (If you have not yet completed the Enrollment Agreement, you can complete it during the registration process.)

Interested in Taking This Course?

View Dates

Ready to Enroll?

Register Online

Meet the Instructors!

IWC Instructors