The Wine & Spirit Education Trust, often referred to as WSET, is a global organisation which arranges courses and exams in the field of wine and spirits. Established in 1969 for the UK wine trade, WSET is headquartered in London and is generally regarded as one of the world’s leading providers of wine education.
Staff: Chief Executive: Ian Harris (since 2002).
Background: The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET and WSET AWARDS) is an awarding body and registered charity devoted to the development and delivery of qualifications and courses in wines and spirits.
As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, its educational products offer impartial and sound learning on which individuals and businesses can build knowledge and expertise.
Social responsibility is a part of all our teaching programmes, therefore WSET is proud to partner with Wine in Moderation–Art de Vivre Programme and DrinkAware.co.uk.
WSET qualifications are available through a network of over 900 Approved Programme Providers (APPs) working in over 70 countries and in 15 languages.
WSET also run its own flagship school, WSET School Londond from its headquarters on Bermondsey Street, London. The school offers the full suite of WSET qualifications alongside tasting sessions, career talks and bespoke programmes.