London Wine Fair 2019

Join us in the Education Zone at London Wine Fair as we bring you the opportunity to attend masterclasses and take the WSET School Level 3 entrance test free of charge!

Monday, May 20, 2019 - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Varies daily

Kensington Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX

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Trade show

In partnership with London Wine Fair, WSET is bringing you the Education Zone with the aim of making sure your knowledge is top-notch, and helping you do your job even better. We will be putting on a series of 45-minute masterclasses to improve your product knowledge and take a look at industry career routes. These sessions are first come, first served, so simply turn up, and keep an eye out for the schedule, soon to be published.

Futhermore, we are bringing our hugely popular Top of the Class Challenge to London Wine Fair this year, so come along and put your knowledge to the test in this multi category, sensory quiz to see where you feature on our leader board. Take a look below at our Top of The Class session held at Nine Lives bar!

Click here to register to attend London Wine Fair. 


Education Zone Timetable

Monday 20 May

12pm The key principles of food and wine pairing 
Learn how to pair food and wine to perfection with WSET’s practical guide examining how the main flavours in food – acid, salt, and sweetness – impact the perception of different types of wine.

1.30pm Simplifying Sake: Starting your professional journey
With sake's increasing popularity and presence on wines lists, we bring you the opportunity to join Honomi Matsumoto to sample the valuable knowledge that students receive on WSET's Level 1 Award in Sake qualification to help demystify this complex product.

3pm Mastering maturation: Rioja
With a key focus on viticulture and techniques used in the winery to improve flavour and intensity, WSET Educator Lauren Denyer from WSET School London will demonstrate how to build on your maturation knowledge in line with WSET qualifications.

Tuesday 21 May

11.30am Creating a winning wine list
Combine your WSET education with expert tips from Head Sommelier at D&D London, Agustin Trapero DipWSET to learn how to use the diversity of the wine world to maximise your offering for you and your customer.

1pm Taste like a pro: Spirits
A blind cross category tasting to understand the scales, techniques and descriptors of the WSET Systematic Approach – a great chance to strengthen your nosing and tasting skills, and learn how professional tasters look beyond the label and use their senses to understand the spirit in the glass.

2.30pm 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.

Wednesday 22 May

11.30am Exploring climate: Sauvignon Blanc
Looking at three Sauvignon Blancs coming from different regions and made using different techniques, we will use the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting to identify similarities and differences throughout.

1pm Introduction to WSET’s new Level 3 Award in Spirits
A special rum category tasting, previewing the upcoming WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits. Use your senses to discover how distillery production choices affect style, aroma, flavour and quality and get a sneak-peek of the most advanced multi-category spirit qualification in the world.

2.30pm Assessing quality
When assessing quality, what makes a wine "Outstanding" versus just "Acceptable"? This session explains how to use the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting to make objective conclusions about wine quality.

WSET School London - Level 3 Award in Wines Online Entry Test

Wine, spirit and sake courses with WSET School London

We will be offering you the chance to take the WSET School London Level 3 Award in Wines Online Entry Test* completely free-of-charge (usually priced at £25).

If you are confident that you have the equivalent knowledge you would otherwise gain through completing the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, and are confident you can proceed directly to the Level 3 Award in Wines with WSET School London, the Online Entry Test will confirm if you are eligible.

Tests will run regularly every day throughout the show, you must register for your preferred time slot in advance. Those who pass the test successfully will receive £25 credit towards any Level 3 Award in Wines course at WSET School London in the next academic year.

Registrations will open soon.


*The WSET School London Online Entry Test is only valid for enrolment on to courses at WSET School London. 

WSET's Top of the Class at Nine Lives

We invited people from the trade to compete in our Top of the Class Challenge last year, hosted at Nine Lives on Bermondsey Street


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