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Unit D4: Sparkling Wines of the World (5 weeks of guided study)
Includes online tuition and online materials, feedback theory & tasting tests, a live online tasting tutorial taught by a CWS instructor (wine samples included with the tutorial), and the exam at the Capital Wine School.
The D4 Sparkling Wine online course runs for 5 weeks, is comprised of 5 modules, and contains a total of 12 course hours.
The student will learn to understand: How the growing environment, grape growing options, winemaking options, industry associations and labelling terms, and wine business influence the style, quality, and price of the principal sparkling wines of the world. Students will demonstrate: The ability to taste and evaluate sparkling wines accurately.
The exam is 90 minutes and consists of an assessment of 3 wines tasted blind and multiple-part open response theory questions.
The individual units follow a weekly structure and it is important that you keep up with work set for that week. The educator is not obliged to assess work if you fall behind. The individual units are designed to build upon knowledge gained from the previous weeks, so you should not skip ahead. The online units prepare you for the WSET qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. You can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should you have any questions. Each unit includes a series of independent and/or group activities that require you to look in depth at the wine industry, applying subject knowledge and professional skills to analyze key issues. Each unit also includes a feedback test or tests depending on the unit e.g.
Revision of Level 3 Materials is highly recommended before commencing the diploma. You are advised to taste a range of wines during your studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the course specification.
*Aside from the wine samples included in the tasting tutorial, students enrolled online, self-paced courses are responsible for finding, purchasing and paying for all additional wines for tasting.
*Wine samples for the tasting tutorial will be available for pickup curbside by appointment at the Capital Wine School the day before the tutorial between 12pm – 5pm. Students who are unable to come to the school to pick up their tutorial wine samples may have their samples shipped to them for an additional shipping fee – please email email@example.com for more information. Please note that we cannot accommodate requests for wine sample pickups earlier than noon on the day before the tutorial, and that any requests for shipping must be received no later than 7 days before the tutorial date. Finally, wine samples for those who request and pay for shipping will ship to arrive the day before the tutorial, and we cannot accommodate requests for earlier arrival.
*The registration deadline for this course is April 4, 2021 and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date. Requests for registration after the registration deadline will be considered on a case by case basis and will be assessed a $50 late registration processing fee.
*When registering for this course, existing Diploma students should use the email address on file with the WSET.