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The Wine & Spirit Education Trust

The WSET exists to promote, provide and develop high quality education and sought-after qualifications in wines and spirits for those in the wine and spirit trade (or intending to join it) as well as for the interested consumer.

We design courses, produce teaching and learning materials, set examinations and operate through a network of Approved Programme Providers (APPs) around the world. There are both classroom-based courses and online distance learning options to choose from.

WSET Qualifications

WSET Qualifications

WSET Wine Course UK

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust offers a varied range of courses with different levels to suit professionals as well as beginners.

Level 1 Award in Wines (QCF)
Perfect for people who want to learn more about wine, this 1 day course provides basic wine knowledge as well as food and wine matching.

Level 1 Award in Wine Service
A one day course providing an introduction to front line staff wishing to gain basic wine service skills.

Level 1 Award in Spirits (QCF)
This 1 day course introduces basic product knowledge as well as marketing and service skills around spirits. It's perfect for people who need preparation for a job in hospitality or spirit industry, as well as spirit lovers.

Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (QCF)
This course focuses on the study of the major grape varieties and how to taste wine professionally, giving an excellent all-round product knowledge.

Level 2 Award in Spirits (QCF)
This course is all about spirits and liqueurs, covering the history, production and styles of principal products.

Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits (QCF)
Following the level 2, this course provides a more detailed analysis of wines and spirits and focuses on tasting techniques.

Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits
This qualification is designed for people who are looking for senior positions in the wine and spirit industry. It aims to develop a specialist knowledge about the business as well as the product evaluation.

WSET - Where to study?

WSET - Where to study?

WSET Wine Tasting Course

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust works with over 550 Approved Programme Providers based in more than 60 countries around the world. These APPs are third-party teaching and examination centres approved by the WSET. They are consistently reviewed to check that they continue to meet the WSET quality criteria. Check the WSET website to find an APP near your home.

The WSET has a main school based in London, near London Bridge. They offer classroom courses, online courses as well as evening tastings for interested customers who are not seeking additional qualifications.

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Discovering English Wine With Jim Gore, DipWSET
by Jim Gore, DipWSET As most English winemaking is still a new industry and we basically keep most of it ourselves, we don’t yet cover English wine on WSET courses, but with the strides in quality being made by our contingent of passionate, dynamic winemakers, I am looking forward to watching the world find out more about English wines. There’s never been a more exciting time to be involved in English wine. In the UK our tastes are changing; more and more we are paying close attention to what is…
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Two stars of the 70s making a comeback - WSET
What comes to mind when you hear the word Sherry? What about Asti? Most Brits associate these drinks with a few big brands which had their heyday back in the 1970s. The words ‘sweet’ and perhaps ‘cheap’ may also spring to mind. For the younger generations, our only image or memory of these drinks may be of bleary-eyed parents at Christmas, or the back of your auntie’s dusty drinks cupboard. Since the march of the supermarkets began, British taste buds have been exposed to a whole range of new…
Wine Guides from the WSET
The Four Rules to Masterful Food and Wine Matching - WSET
by Jim Gore DipWSET Have you ever wondered how to find the perfect wine to go with your meal? If you’re tired of feeling worried in the wine aisle and want to get to grips with the mystery of food and wine pairing, then read on. All it takes are four very basic principles: This may sound obvious, but if you’ve been recommended a great pairing, and it’s a style of wine you loathe, then no matter how ideal a match they may be it’s less likely you will enjoy the experience. So if you know that you…
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