Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust was established in 1969 to promote, provide, and develop high quality education and training in wines and spirits for those in the trade or intending to join it. The WSET designs courses, produces teaching and learning materials working though a networking of registered centers (Approved Program Providers) around the world. The WSET is currently offered in 62 countries, through 540 centers, and to approximately 50,000 students each year.

The WSET offers courses in wine, wine service, and spirits through four different levels culminating with the Level 4 Diploma series, one of the pre-requisites for the Institute of Masters of Wine application.

WSET courses are designed mostly for trade members involved or interested in entering the following areas of the wine industry:

  • Retail
  • Service
  • Production
  • Wholesale / Distribution / Importing

In addition to those in the trade, we have an increasing number of avid consumers that attend courses.