WSET Branching Out Into Beer Qualifications

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) — the world’s largest provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications — plans to develop a suite of beer qualifications. WSET wants to add two beer qualifications (Levels 1 and 2) to its portfolio, both online and in the classroom. While development of these new qualifications remains in the early stages, WSET is working in partnership with the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) on this initiative. IBD…

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Eight online courses to educate spirits fans

Spirits enthusiasts can sign up to a wide number of programmes to deepen their knowledge of distilling or develop their tasting skills. Here, we present eight top courses that can be completed at home. Right now the internet is awash with suggestions on how to make the most of lockdown, from learning a language to writing a novel. But we think there’s no better time to delve deeper into the world of spirits, brush up…

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WSET ‘advanced’ spirits course goes live

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has launched its Level 3 Award in Spirits in response to demand for “advanced” and “brand neutral” spirits knowledge. Bookings in the UK and US are now open for the WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits, plans for which were first announced last year. Building on the WSET’s Level 2 Award in Spirits, the course will cover a “broader spectrum of world spirits”, including shōchū, baijiu and soju,…

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WSET sees 21% increase in diploma graduates

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary year, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has awarded its highest number of diplomas. In the 2017/18 academic year, 532 WSET Diploma graduates were named, a 21% increase on the previous year. Candidates came from more than 40 countries, including Chile, South Korea and Croatia. More 500 wine and spirits professionals from around the world gathered at the City of London’s Guildhall last night (22 January) to celebrate…

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