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Worshipful Company of Distillers expands educational initiative

Published:  01 February, 2021

The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ (WCD) has launched a programme of scholarships and bursaries set to benefit more than 100 students over the next three years. 


Enotria unveils details of premium WSET course

Published:  07 January, 2021

Enotria & Coe has unveiled the details of its premium WSET course launching this month.


WSET appoints McMurtrie chair as Jago and Locke join board

Published:  04 January, 2021

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced that Simon McMurtrie is to take over as chairman of its Board of Trustees, replacing Nick Hyde who has served as chairman for the last three years. 


WSET and Worshipful Company of Distillers launch annual bursary fund

Published:  09 December, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the Worshipful Company of Distillers have teamed up to help support the leaders of tomorrow get ahead in their careers.


Former WSET director Graham Cox joins West London Wine School

Published:  02 December, 2020

Former WSET UK business development director Graham Cox is set to join West London Wine School (WLWS) as its new chief steward.


WSET and Prowein join forces to help young wine professionals

Published:  04 November, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has joined forces with Prowein to launch an initiative to train and support ambitious young wine professionals.


WSET announces initiative in support of Scottish hospitality

Published:  16 October, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has launched a joint initiative in partnership with The Mixing Glass to support Scottish hospitality workers during the current two-week lockdown. 


Majestic unveils ‘Diversity In Wine’ Scholarship

Published:  17 September, 2020

Majestic is launching a new, all expenses paid scholarship to put up to 50 candidates from BAME or diverse backgrounds through their WSET Level 2 qualification.


Liberty Wines apprentice scheme opens

Published:  16 September, 2020

Applications are now open for the apprentice scheme run by London-based importer and wholesaler Liberty Wines.


Online wine platform launches with 50% discount to BAME students

Published:  10 September, 2020

A global online wine education platform using a new approach to tasting wine, and offering a 50% sponsorship to all BAME students, has been launched by Nick Jackson MW. 


UK rep for ASI Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2021 announced

Published:  09 September, 2020

The Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS) has announced that Eric Zwiebel MS has been selected to represent the UK at this year’s ASI Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa competition.


WSET candidate figures hit by Covid but buoyed by online

Published:  02 September, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported an 11% drop in candidates taking a qualification in the last academic year (2019/20).


Adding colour to wine

Published:  26 August, 2020

September will see the launch of The Colour of Wine, the first in a three part online series of events aimed at raising awareness of the contribution of people of colour in the drinks trade.


Bourgogne less impacted by Covid-19 than feared

Published:  19 June, 2020

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has recorded an overall dip in exports of 1.8% by volume for the first four months of 2020.


WSET branches out into beer qualifications

Published:  17 June, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is gearing up to launch a suite of beer qualifications.


WSET fast-tracks investment for online delivery and digital learning

Published:  14 April, 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is fast-tracking investment plans to bring forward online delivery of all its qualifications.


Hallgarten reports surge in WSET pass rates

Published:  20 February, 2020

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has reported a 52% rise in pass rates for its WSET Level 3 course between 2018 and 2019.


Bibendum reveals Wine Minds Apprentices 2020

Published:  17 February, 2020

Bibendum has announced the two successful candidates for 2020 chosen for its Wine Minds Apprenticeship - an initiative that gives upcoming hospitality stars the chance to advance their careers with a part-time, one-year education scheme. 


Silicon Valley entrepreneur to double capacity at Burgundy’s largest monopole

Published:  24 January, 2020

Chateau de Pommard, the Burgundy estate owned by American businessman Michael Baum, is undergoing a major winery upgrade in order to help launch the seven terroirs and soil-types of its walled vineyard Clos Marey-Monge into key markets.


Wine stars turn out for record number of WSET diploma graduates

Published:  22 January, 2020

Some of the trade’s biggest names turned out last night to celebrate the induction of a record-breaking number of diploma students into the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) alumni hall of fame.