WSET Diploma Oxford Companion to Wine Links

This section of the site is for materials that I hope will be of use to students studying for their Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma.  In particular, it contains online versions of all of the lists found in the WSET Units 3, 5 and 6 Study Guides that direct students to entries in the Oxford Companion to Wine.  These lists of terms link through to the online version of the OCW found on

These are of very little use without a subscription to the Purple Pages section of  Discount promotional codes for students are available through the WSET website or by emailing

There are no such lists in the Study Guides for Units 1, 2, and 4.  However, within the Unit 3 Study Guide there are two lists of general terms for review that apply to all elements of Unit 3, but also which directly relate to Unit 1 and Unit 2:

A few disclaimers/caveats:

  • These are not official course materials, and are maintained by this site, not by the WSET.
  • Both the WSET and Jancis Robinson are aware of these pages and have given me their consent to make them available online.  That is in no way an endorsement of anything on this site.
  • Every effort has been made to make these complete and accurate.  Any mistakes are my own, but if you make me aware of them in the comments I will fix them or let you know why I can’t.

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  3. Dear, I tried to use the diploma links and unfortunately, purple pages ask me to log in.
    What could be wrong?

  4. Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart thank you! Just started my Diploma studies –my Unit 2 exam’s in seven weeks. This will help immensely. Much appreciated!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I did my own versions but it is great to read yours and compare/complete. I just got my Diploma !.

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