ProWein 2019

WSET will once again be hosting its Pop-up Classroom as well as the popular Top of the Class Challenge at ProWein 2019. Find us in the North Entrance.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

9.00am - 6.00pm

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Stockumer Kirchstraße 61, D-40474 Düsseldorf

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Three-day trade show

WSET will once again be hosting educational sessions at our Pop-Up Classroom as well as our popular Top of the Class Challenge at ProWein 2019 (see below for full schedule), as well as being on stand to answer all your queries about our suite of courses and qualifications. Find us in the North Entrance.

ProWein is widely seen as the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits, and an exceptional opportunity for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy to gather. Ticket prices and how to register may be found here.

WSET's Pop-Up Classroom 

Visit the WSET pop-up classroom in the ProWein North entrance hall for a free 30 minute tasting led by one of our experienced WSET Certified Educators. No pre-registration required; just show up before the start time to secure a place. All session are in English unless noted otherwise.

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Besuchen Sie die WSET Education Zone in der ProWein Eingangshalle zu einer 30-minütigen kostenlosen Verkostung, die von einer unserer erfahrenen zertifizierten WSET-Lehrkräfte geleitet wird. Keine Voranmeldung erforderlich; kommen Sie einfach rechtzeitig vor Beginn, um sich einen Platz zu sichern.

Sunday 17 March

10:00 - 10:30 The new WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines
Join us for a first look at the new Diploma in Wines launching in August 2019. This information session is exclusively for candidates looking to hear about what’s new and how they can benefit.
11:30 - 12:00 Building the basics: An introduction to sake
Join WSET Certified Sake Educator Dagmar Maas open up the world of sake. This guided tasting will give you access to the taste of Japan by exploring different styles of the product.
13:00 - 13:30 The key principles of food and wine pairing
Learn how to pair food and wine to with WSET’s practical guide examining how the main flavours in food – acid, salt, and sweetness – impact the perception of different types of wine.
14:30 - 15:00 How natural factors within the Napa Valley affect wine style
Nicolas Quillé MW explores the climate, soil, topography, and wine styles of regions within the Napa Valley AVA. Session sponsored by WSET Bronze Corporate Patron, Napa Valley Vintners 

16:00 - 16:30 Rum explored (in German)
Arthur Nägele will gives his unique insights into the rum category. Arthur will lead a tasting of a variety of samples, explaining the factors that influence their style.

Monday 18 March

10:00 - 10:30 Exploring variety: Red grape blind tasting (in German)
Using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting, explore three wines to identify variety and regional origin through aroma and palate characteristics.
11:00 - 11:30 Exploring climate: Portugal
Discover the impact of climatic influences on wine through a comparison of wines from Douro, Dão and Alentejo. Session sponsored by WSET Silver Corporate Patron, Sogrape
13:00 - 13:30 Chenin Blanc: Same but different?
Identify the similarities and differences between three Chenin Blanc, from winemaking techniques to region, using the WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting.
14:30 - 15:00 WSET guided tasting: Champagne
Explore the main grape varieties grown in Champagne and the characteristics they bring to the famous blend. Session sponsored by WSET Bronze Corporate Patron, Comité Champagne
16:00 - 16:30 Women of the Vine & Spirits presents: Women to watch
Moderator Deborah Brenner asks WSET Alumni to share tips for success in the drinks industry from a women's perspective. Session sponsored by WSET Bronze Corporate Patron, Women of the Vine & Spirits

Tuesday 19 March

10:00 – 10:30 The WSET teaching technique
What makes WSET qualifications unique? Discover how WSET's systematic method of teaching has made us the leading global wine and spirits education provider.
11:30 – 12:00 Soave versus the world
Understand how global knowledge can help you introduce a specific wine to a new audience. By comparing its production, origin, and style with other wines, we put Soave in a global context.
13:00 - 13:30 Defining quality in wine
When assessing quality, what makes a wine Outstanding versus just Acceptable? Learn how to use WSET's Systematic Approach to Tasting to make objective conclusions about wine quality. Session sponsored by Negociants 
14:30 - 15:00 The key principles of food and wine pairing
Learn how to pair food and wine to with WSET’s practical guide examining how the main flavours in food – acid, salt, and sweetness – impact the perception of different types of wine.

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To find out more please contact events@wsetglobal.com