Raise a glass this September to WSET’s Wine Education Week


At The Wine Show, we know our viewers are constantly looking to delve deeper into the world of wine, discovering more about the culture, history, and diverse nature of this most marvelous drink.

It’s why we’re delighted to let you know about WSET’s exciting new educational initiative. Having awarded over 400,000 wine lovers one of its qualifications in the UK alone since it was founded in 1969, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, the largest global provider of wine and spirits qualifications, is celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary with the first ever global Wine Education Week, running from 9-15 September 2019.

The event kicks off on 9th September with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for wine lovers to help break a Guinness World Record – for the largest ever recorded sommelier lesson. TV personality and award-winning wine expert Olly Smith and sommelier Virgilio Gennaro (Wine Director at Giorgio Locatelli Consultancy) will host a crowd looking to shatter the existing record of 271 people, and you could be one of them!

How can I get involved?

The hosts will give attendees an insight into the art of pairing food and wine and guide them through tasting four wines matched with complementary foods. Tickets to the event are priced at £20.00 and are available to purchase here. Similar events across the world will mark the beginning of Wine Education Week, starting in Auckland, New Zealand and ending in Los Angeles, USA.

Following the launch, Wine Education Week will continue with almost 70 events taking place across the UK, with sessions ranging from ‘Deciphering Wine Labels’ to ‘Matches Made In Heaven’ – and ‘All That Sparkles’ for some added fizz! The events will help attendees make wiser choices when choosing a bottle and to discover the delights of lesser-known wines they might not have tasted before.

Full details about Wine Education Week and the events taking place can be found at www.wineeducationweek.com 

Bringing the world’s wine lovers together to celebrate and learn more about wine

Seven days, 450 events across 45 countries – the biggest global consumer wine event ever held. So, whether you’re novice or knowledgeable, mad for Merlot or puzzled by Pinot, Wine Education Week will take you on a journey of discovery.