DIPLOMA TASTING MASTERCLASSES

Prepare to get the most from your Diploma course and perfect your exam technique

 

I have developed this online Masterclass for WSET Diploma Students to perfect your tasting and analysis skills. It is based on student feedback and designed to make the most of the online environment. Small group classroom sessions take place on the same evening each week over four weeks alongside a programme of self-study. 

We provide wine samples by courier to students in Europe within the course price except for Sparkling Wines (see below).

If you are studying outside Europe but would still like to take advantage of this course, you will need to find an alternative source for the styles of wines we will be tasting. Please email me directly at  jim@globalwineacademy.com with your country of study so that we can explore the possibilities. NB, the online classroom session take place over several days at 11 am or 7pm UK time. 

This course will

  • Perfect your examination technique for the Diploma D3 tasting examinations.

  • Calibrate your palate to the WSET standard using 12 wines over four weeks 

  • Teach you how to formulate distinction-level conclusions for quality, ageability, variety, country, and region. 


How the course is run

4 x 1.5 hour for Still Wines (3 x 1.5 hour for Sparkling or Fortified Wines) online Zoom sessions where the week’s tasting tasks will be reviewed. These are also an opportunity to finetune your calibration in discussion with Jim. (Total time 6 hours). 

Before and after each of the four sessions there are tasting and examination technique reading and homework tasks which take approximately 3 hours each week (12 in total). 

These 12 hours of private study are essential for you to make the most out of this course. Please make sure you are ready to dedicate this time. 

Before the final online session, you will have the opportunity to do a three-wine mock exam which Jim will mark and we will then review together as a class.


You will communicate with Jim and other students on a WhatsApp group to allow not only the whole class to bond but also for questions to be asked and answered at a much greater speed. This is particularly helpful during the week when homework tasks are being done. 

Our partners Borough Wines will send you 12 x 187ml bottles of wine samples that have been preserved using Argon gas. If unopened and stored upright and somewhere cool until they are needed, they will last extremely well over the entire course. 

We are not able to provide Sparkling Wine samples in that way, of course. Students on the Sparkling Wine Masterclass will need to source their own samples from a list we provide. The course cost is therefore reduced. 

Length and cost

Still Wines: £400 inc VAT inclusive of 12 x 187ml of examination appropriate wines delivered to your door.


5 weeks of learning with 4 x 1.5 hour sessions, 2 marked homework tasks each week including one three-wine mock examination.

Fortified Wines: £300 inc VAT inclusive of 9 x 187ml of examination appropriate wines delivered to your door.

4 weeks of learning with 3 x 1.5 hour sessions, 2 marked homework tasks each week including one three-wine mock examination.

Sparkling Wines: £200 inc VAT. Students will need to source their own samples from a list we provide. 


If your course will be paid for by a VAT-registered EU company, please email me directly with your VAT number so that we can provide the correct invoice.

Detailed Still Wines Masterclass Description

Detailed Fortified Wines Masterclass Description

Detailed Sparkling Wines Masterclass Description

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Upcoming Diploma Tasting Masterclasses
SOLD OUT Tasting Masterclass - Wednesday September Start
Wed, Sep 23
Enrolment deadline 16th September, 2020
Sep 23, 7:00 PM – Oct 21, 8:40 PM
Enrolment deadline 16th September, 2020
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SOLD OUT Tasting Masterclass - Thursdays, September Start
Thu, Sep 24
Enrolment deadline 17th September, 2020
Sep 24, 7:00 PM – Oct 22, 8:40 PM
Enrolment deadline 17th September, 2020
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SOLD OUT Tasting Masterclass - Fridays, September Start
Fri, Sep 25
Enrolment deadline 18th September, 2020
Sep 25, 7:00 PM – Oct 23, 8:40 PM
Enrolment deadline 18th September, 2020
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SOLD OUT Tasting Masterclass - Saturdays, September Start
Sat, Sep 26
Enrolment deadline 19th September, 2020
Sep 26, 9:00 AM GMT+1 – Oct 24, 10:30 AM GMT+1
Enrolment deadline 19th September, 2020
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SOLD OUT Fortified Tasting Masterclass - Saturdays, September Start
Sat, Sep 26
Enrolment Deadline, 19th September 2020
Sep 26, 11:00 AM – Oct 17, 12:30 PM
Enrolment Deadline, 19th September 2020
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Sparkling Tasting Masterclass - Sundays, September Start
Sun, Sep 27
Enrolment Deadline, 20th September 2020
Sep 27, 11:00 AM – Oct 18, 12:30 PM
Enrolment Deadline, 20th September 2020
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Tasting Masterclass - Mondays, November Start
Mon, Nov 09
Enrolment deadline 2nd November, 2020
Nov 09, 7:00 PM – Dec 07, 8:30 PM
Enrolment deadline 2nd November, 2020
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Tasting Masterclass - Thursdays, November Start
Thu, Nov 12
Enrolment deadline 5 November, 2020
Nov 12, 7:00 PM – Dec 10, 8:30 PM
Enrolment deadline 5 November, 2020
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Tasting Masterclass - Sundays, November Start
Sun, Nov 15
Enrollment Deadline, 8th November
Nov 15, 10:30 AM – Dec 13, 12:30 PM
Enrollment Deadline, 8th November
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Tasting Masterclass - Mondays, December Start
Mon, Dec 07
Enrolment deadline 30th November, 2020
Dec 07, 2020, 7:00 PM – Jan 11, 2021, 8:30 PM
Enrolment deadline 30th November, 2020
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Tasting Masterclass - Saturdays, December Start
Sat, Dec 12
Enrolment deadline 5th December, 2020
Dec 12, 2020, 11:00 AM – Jan 16, 2021, 12:30 PM
Enrolment deadline 5th December, 2020
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Sparkling Tasting Masterclass - Sundays, December Start
Sun, Dec 27
Enrolment Deadline, 20th December 2020
Dec 27, 2020, 9:00 AM – Jan 17, 2021, 10:30 AM
Enrolment Deadline, 20th December 2020
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Fortified Tasting Masterclass - Sunday, December Start
Sun, Dec 27
Enrolment Deadline, 21st December, 2020
Dec 27, 2020, 11:00 AM – Jan 17, 2021, 12:30 PM
Enrolment Deadline, 21st December, 2020
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DIPLOMA EXAM SUCCESS

What our students say

Natalia

I've learned more about fortified wine tasting with Jim in one day than in lots of lessons!
His super useful tips will help you writing notes with a logical, fast and precise style, so you don't have to worry about the few minutes you are given to taste in the exam. Friendly, professional and really knowedgable, a great weapon to fight WSET exams battle!

Sophie

Invaluable experience! I hold Jim personally responsible for my distinction in the Diploma Fortified exam! Really enjoyable day and so useful for honing in on how to maximise marks and getting one-on-one feedback. I actually can't imagine taking the exam without having done a day like this; the diploma sessions themselves seem so rushed. Will definitely attend the sessions for Unit 3.

 
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