WSET® Level 4 D5 Fortified Wines

Flashcards created by top wine experts to supplement the official WSET Level 4 D5 preparation.

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Discover the world’s smartest study app to help you score well on Unit 5 (Fortified Wines) of the WSET ® Level 4 Diploma. These engaging, adaptive flashcards will help you learn and understand how the growing environment, grape growing options, winemaking methods, industry associations, labeling terms, and wine business influence the style, quality and price of the principal fortified wines of the world.

The WSET Diploma D5 Fortified Wines is amongst the most demanding courses in the world of wine, and you’re here because you’re looking for a powerful study tool to help you tackle the mountain of information required to pass both the written and blind tasting portions of the final exam.

From Rutherglen Muscat (Australia) and Vins Doux Naturels (fortified Grenache and fortified Muscat from France) to Madeira and Port (Portugal) and Sherry (Spain), the depth of specifics and technicality of regions, production methods, and styles cannot be found elsewhere in one source!

Master mountains of wine knowledge, easily and efficiently

To help you (and the many wine students like you) Brainscape gathered together a dream team of experts—including an experienced wine educator, a Master Sommelier, a Master Sommelier candidate, and an Advanced Sommelier—to compile a comprehensive collection of flashcards that cover all the essential facts for the WSET Level 4 D5 Fortified Wines.

These flashcards are based on the entire curriculum and recommended reading by the WSET, including other reading materials by Jancis Robinson, Peter Liem, and Hugh Johnson, and various regional government websites that oversee specific appellations and their production regulations.

We distilled these resources into a comprehensive collection of question-and-answer flashcards. Delivered via Brainscape’s web and mobile app for iOS or Android, you can study these anytime and anywhere while benefiting from the key cognitive learning principles that constitute the bedrock of our adaptive learning platform.

What we have essentially created is the most comprehensive set of WSET ® Level 4 Diploma flashcards ever, with all the facts you need to know to ace Unit 5 on Fortified Wines. The flashcards are a deep dive into the major fortified wines of the world, the regions in which they’re made, the styles made in these regions, the key climatic and human factors that affect those styles, and the grapes and methods of production which are defined by each region.

About our lead author

Sarah S. Looper is a Master Sommelier candidate, a holder of WSET Advanced certification (with Merit), a Certified Wine Educator, and an all-around veteran of the wine industry. Her impressive experience ranges from having worked as a buyer for a boutique wine store in Manhattan and wine director in several fine-dining restaurants to Tastings Director at Wine & Spirits Magazine and as a wine educator, helping students prepare for major WSET and CMS exams. All-in-all, Sarah is a formidable (and hilarious) wine nerd extraordinaire and an indispensable asset to the Brainscape team!

Brainscape helps you learn faster and remember for longer

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of WSET ® Level 4 content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape’s WSET Diploma D5 Fortified Wines course, you get:

  • 450+ cards with in-depth coverage of everything you need to know to ace the WSET Level 4 D5 Fortified Wines.
  • Links to certified online resources for deep-dive learning.
  • Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress.
  • In-sync studying across Brainscape’s website and all your iOS and Android devices.
  • Additional guides for your wine studies.

These certified, expert-curated flashcards are the ultimate “secret sauce” to flying through the content for D5 and scoring high on the exam!

Brainscape has worked with top wine experts to supplement the official publications and preparation offered by WSET.

Decks in this class (8)

Factors Affecting Style, Quality and Price
Learn the stages and choices of production that influence the style, quality and price of fortified wines.
27  cards
Sherry
Learn why Sherry tastes the way it does by examining the growing environment, soils, climate, grape varieties, production, and maturation. Key styles of Sherry are covered in this deck.
103  cards
Port
Learn why the various styles of Port taste the way they do by examining the growing environment, soils, climate, grape varieties, production, and maturation. Key styles of Port are covered in this deck.
118  cards
Madeira
Learn why Madeira tastes the way it does by examining the growing environment, soils, climate, grape varieties, production, and maturation. Key styles of Madeira are covered in this deck.
68  cards
Vins Doux Naturels
Learn why various VDNs taste the way they do by examining the different growing environments, soils, climate, grape varieties, production, and maturation methods for key appellations making this style of fortified wine. Key styles of VDN are covered in this deck.
78  cards
Rutherglen Muscat
Learn why Rutherglen Muscat tastes the way it does by examining the growing environment, soils, climate, grape varieties, production, and maturation.
34  cards
Quick Study
Quickly study and compare the aging requirements, residual sugars, ABVs, and easily-confused styles of fortified wines.
19  cards
SAT Descriptions
Descriptors to keep in mind and use when describing fortified wines.
6  cards

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