WSET L4 Diploma with Wine Matters

The WSET L4 Diploma is the global gold standard wine qualification for anyone wishing to enter the world of a professional wine career.

We are delighted to announce that we are now working with Michael Palij MW of Wine Matters who has been teaching the WSET Diploma in Oxford and worldwide for over 25 years. Michael is one of our key tutors on our Oxford WSET L3 courses, and hosts his WSET L4 Diploma Discovery Evenings, where you can learn about ways to enter the exciting world of the UK wine trade.

It is also designed to equip wine enthusiasts with a real in-depth knowledge of the world of wine, and as importantly a real insight into how the UK & global wine markets work.

If you are thinking about changing your career for something you have a true passion for - a Discovery Evening will give you valuable insights on how to join this wonderful industry - topics include:

  • Structure/overview of the UK wine industry
  • Current opportunities in the UK Wine Trade with salary expectations
  • What qualifications/experience are required
  • Overview of  WSET L4 Diploma - see below
  • How to Apply/get started/Next Steps

2019 is the first year of the NEW WSET L4 Diploma in Wines (no more Spirits!!)                                             

If you are interested in attaining the WSET L4, then please do come to the next Diploma Discovery Evening - it is a unique opportunity to meet, listen to, ask questions with one of the most experienced Masters of Wine teaching L4 Diploma worldwide today.

What will also be covered on the evening: 

  • NEW L4 Course Syllabus including the new modules
  • NEW L4 exam formats
  • Course Work Assignment
  • Timetable
  • Required Study Hours
  • Teaching Format
  • Costs
  • What’s Included

Please click on this image to view NEW L4 Wines Specification - updated 1 Aug 2019

The evening discussion will also explain the WineMatters difference so that you are aware of why they have one of the most enviable Diploma pass rates in the world. In addition, you will be joined by a recent Diploma graduate so that you can find out what the course is really like from a non-trade candidate who has just emerged from the other side!

The cost for the evening is £25 and includes dinner and refreshments. This is refunded if you subsequently book a place on the NEW L4 with Wine Matters

Please note that you are very welcome to attend even if you have not yet passed (or are awaiting results for) the L3 qualification. But you must currently be enroled or have completed a WSET L3 course.

For details on the next WineMatters annual Diploma Open Evening please email :

If you are interested in the Diploma, but are unable to attend, please email Wine Matters Diploma Centre and they can arrange to guide you through the process to achieve a successful Diploma L4 outcome !

We look forward to meeting you soon. 

Michael Palij MW, of Wine Matters  (WSET L4 APP)







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