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Unit D4: Sparkling Wines of the World (5 weeks of guided study) – $700
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.
5 weeks of guided study. Understand how the growing environment, viticulture and winemaking options, industry associations, labelling terms and wine business influence the style, quality and price of the principal sparkling wines. This includes describing, comparing and explaining how these factors influence the style, quality and price of these wine styles.
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.
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.