New Zealand Winegrowers joins WSET as Bronze Corporate Patron

28 August, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced that New Zealand Winegrowers, has become a bronze corporate patron.

The WSET says this is a global partnership, with WSET supporting New Zealand Winegrowers in its key export markets.

The WSET’s ‘Corporate Patrons’ programme provides funding to help the organisation develop its courses and qualifications, as well as its online global campus and professional membership body for graduates.

The programme also helps organisations add value to their own business by maximising the benefits of training and giving them access to WSET’s global network of professionals and enthusiasts.

New Zealand has become a strong market for the WSET, showing a 24% growth in candidates over the last year. Drinks professionals and enthusiasts can take WSET courses at one of seven approved course providers in New Zealand.

WSET chief executive, Ian Harris, said: “We’re honoured to welcome such an influential generic body as New Zealand Winegrowers to our international corporate patrons’ network. New Zealand plays an important role in the global wine industry, bringing its delicious wines to millions of consumers worldwide. We look forward to working with them and supporting each other in achieving our business goals.”

Philip Gregan, CEO, New Zealand Winegrowers, said: “New Zealand Winegrowers are delighted to become a WSET bronze corporate patron. We recognise the huge contribution they make in training and educating the future leaders and influencers of the wine industry, as well as making wine accessible and enjoyable for consumers right across the globe.”

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