WSET® Level 4 Diploma in Wines program:

The American Wine School is an Approved Program Provider of the WSET level 4 Diploma in Wines offering both live and online classes. Live classes are launched at the American Wine School January and June of each year. However, your study may begin at any time through the year as study materials are delivered with your registration and D1 payment. Early study is advised so sign up today and jump start your Diploma journey. You will gain access to the D1 unit as soon as you sign up! Email for more information on live and online programs.

Next Launch Date:

  • June 1st, 2020:

Registration Deadline:

  • May 18th, 2020

Online Live Launch Session:

  • May 26th, 2020 at 6pm

COVID-19 Update: In response to social distancing, ALL D1 & D2 Courses will be conducted online with Live exams in Chicago. Since neither of these exams have wine tasting, the movement to online only is the safest route during this time. Please note that in addition to the WSET Online program, the American Wine School will host live, online tasting sessions throughout the D1 & D2 program. Candidates are also encouraged to write the independent D6 Research Paper during this time. The topics will be announced Aug 1, 2020.

D1 Exam Date:

  • Sept 12th at 6pm

D2 Exam Date:

  • Oct27th at 11:30am

D6 Research Paper: (Topic Announced Aug 1, 2020)

  • Jan 31, 2021 Research Paper Due Date

Candidate checklist:

Before attending the live, online AWS Launch day, all candidates should download and read the following 4 documents from WSET:

  1. Diploma Specification: Diploma in Wines 2019-2020 Specification

  2. Theory Guidance: L4Diploma_TheoryGuidance_Jul2019

  3. Tasting Guidance: L4Diploma_TastingGuidance_Jul2019

  4. WSET Diploma SAT: wset_l4wines_sat_en_may2019

Tuition Fees & Payments:

Tuition payment must be made prior to the start of the first class. All course fees include materials, class, wines and exams. Please note the course fee may change during the year. 

D1 Vitification & Viticulture$975 (includes the Diploma Registration fee valid for 3 years) Payment link for D1
D2 The Business of Wine$650 Payment link for D2
D3 Wines of the World$2775 (candidates have the option to pay one payment or break the payment into three installments):
D4 Sparkling Wines$725 Payment link for D4
D5 Fortified Wines$725 Payment link for D5
D6 Independent Research Paper$350 Payment link for D6

Candidates may pay tuition via check or credit card. To pay tuition by check, please send a check payable to American Wine School to: American Wine School, 40 E. Oak Street, Suite 1305, Chicago, IL 60611


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