Tesco has renewed its role as gold level corporate patron of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

Hyde named new WSET chairman

08 January, 2018

Nick Hyde has taken over from James Simpson MW as chairman of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) board of trustees. Simon McMurtrie has also joined the board.

WSET‘s Ian Harris gets MBE

02 January, 2018

Wine & Spirit Education Trust chief executive Ian Harris has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year’s Honours List 2018.

WSET reports record demand

03 August, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust claims that demand for wine and spirits education is higher than ever, as more businesses recognise the return on investment in educated staff.

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust will host the first WSET Week USA from May 1-7, 2017.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) new honorary president is wine legend, Steven Spurrier.

The Wine and Spirits Education Trust will open WSET Asia Pacific in Hong Kong, its first international office, in response to high demand for wine and spirit education in China.

Ian Harris, chief executive at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Drinks Retailing Awards held at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Tuesday (February 2).

WSET Educator of the Year

19 January, 2016

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s Educator of the Year is Chris Powell of the Local Wine School network of 23 wine schools dotted around the UK.

Psychologists say that about 70% of the effects of an economic crisis in a society can be attributed to, well, psychology. The way you react is not about what actually happens to you, it is about what you think might happen, or, even worse, about getting prepared for the worst. 

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced record year for the number of candidates completing its course qualifications, for the 13th year running.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015 in international trade.

The Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) has announced that the first half of 2014 saw the WSET Level 3 award in wines and spirits being run for the first time in Chinese.

WSET Dent at TerraVina

16 May, 2014

Two of Britain’s leading wine experts have joined forces to offer a WSET entry-level wine award in a beautiful setting in southern England.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust's international Wine Educator of the Year is the Asia Wine Service & Education Centre, Hong Kong (AWSEC).

William Grant & Sons has launched a scholarship to honour Ian Murray, its former prestige retail manager, who died last year after a short illness.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced that latest figures show that worldwide student numbers for the academic year 2012/13, just finished, stand at an all-time high of 48,434, up 12% on the previous year.

Two new WSET trustees

27 February, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced two new trustees - Mentzendorff managing director Andrew Hawes and Jonathan Driver who, after leaving Diageo in 2006, has become a global consultant.

James Cluer MW of Fine Vintage has announced the opening of a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) - approved wine school in Tuscany, in partnership with the Consorzio Chianti Classico.

Clink! Wines, distributors to the UK and mainland Europe, has appointed Mariola Martinez as operations manager.

on 14 February, 2011

I’m not very good at geography. When I finished the WSET Advanced course in Wines & Spirits I vowed I wasn’t going to do the Diploma. The G word is such a large part of the course and you have to remember where a particular region is, what grows there, what the climate’s like and what the soil type is.......

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