The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications. We now even have a membership body - the Institute of Wines & Spirits - for those who have passed the WSET Diploma, our top qualification.
In addition to courses and qualifications for those in the 'trade', we have an increasing number of 'consumers', or enthusiasts, who attend courses. They may attend a course because of a wish to gain a formal qualification or simply a desire to enhance their knowledge of the ever-increasing variety of wines and spirits being produced in the world today.
We work through a network of Approved Programme Providers around the world. These external Providers are rigorously checked to ensure that they deliver the high standard of teaching required to enable students to pass their WSET qualification.
If you live, or work in London, we are very proud of our premises near London Bridge station, where our own WSET London Wine & Spirit School operates. Here you will find courses at every level, both for professionals and the enthusiastic amateur.
Whatever your level of interest, you will find it at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and we look forward to welcoming you onto one of our programs.