The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits for those in the UK wine & spirit trade. Since the turn of the millennium, international markets started to embrace WSET qualifications, and international students now make up over three-quarters of total WSET candidates. In the last academic year, over 56,000 students took a WSET programme in 62 countries – we design courses, produce teaching and learning materials and set examinations, working through a network of registered centres (Approved Programme Providers) around the world.
WSET is an educational charity, run on a self-financing basis.
Why is involved with ICCWS
Ian Harris, Chief Executive of WSET, explains: As the largest global provider of education and qualifications in the field of wines and spirits, we are the leaders in our field. The ICCWS provides an exciting opportunity for state-of-the-art knowledge to break out of academia, thereby renewing and refreshing WSET’s teaching and ensuring it remains authoritative and up-to-date. We are very excited to be involved in a forum where so many of the leading figures of the global wine industry will be present.