Prowein 2020

Visit the WSET’s interactive educational experience stand at ProWein, find us at Entrance North (EN05).

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

9am - 6pm

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

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Event details

Three day trade show

At WSET's stand this year we're offering an interactive educational experience you're invited to take part in multi-sensory challenges, small group tastings, join live stage talks and meet our team of experts to find out how a WSET education can support your business and career.

  • Take part in our Challenge your Senses competition and prove your skills at judging wine and spirits by sight, smell and taste
  • Attend small-group tasting seminars
  • Join expert talks and panel discussions on the live stage to hear inspirational stories, gain tips for success and uncover industry tends
  • Meet the team to find out more about WSET and our range of qualifications

No prior booking required and spaces allocated on a first come basis.

Masterclass programme

Pop up stage

Sunday 15 March

12:30

Boost your career with WSET Education

Join us as our panel of experts discuss the benefits of professional education and how WSET structured qualifications in wines, spirits and sake can take your career onto the next level.

14:30

Career path: winemaker

Leading Lebanese winemaker, Elie Maamari from Chateau Ksara, will talk us through his career, the realities of being a winemaker in Lebanon and his top tips to success for aspiring winemakers.

16:30 

What's the next big thing in wine?

Online artisanal wine importer Konstantin Baum MW is always on the lookout for new wine trends. Join him as he discusses the up and coming trends and regions.

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Monday 16 March

10:30

Panel discussion: wine communication

Join experts from Napa Valley Vintners, Wines of Australia and Wines of New Zealand for a lively chat about exciting opportunities ahead and the challenges for wine marketing and communication. 

12:30

Panel discussion: successful women in wine

WSET’s Lydia Harrison, The Wine Studio’s Elisa Errea, Cathy Marston of The International Wine Education Centre, Emma Symington MW of Wines of Australia and Susan Kostrzewa of Wine Enthusiast share their professional experience and tips to build a thriving career.

14:30

Career path: brand ambassador

Brand ambassador is one of the most alluring roles in the industry. Join Jonas Tofterup, Brand Ambassador for Valdivieso to find out what skills and knowledge it takes to be one.

16:30

In conversation with Thomas Curtis MW

Join us for a chat with expert communicator and wine educator Thomas Curtius MW to find out how to build an impressive career in the industry before even turning 40.

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Tuesday 17 March

10:30

In conversation with Janet Dorozynski

Join Janet Dorozynski from Global Affairs Canada as talks about the emerging trends in Canadian wine and shares inspiring tips on pursuing a new career in the wine industry.

12:00

Career path: buyer

Being a buyer may seem to be mainly about travelling and trying great wines, but the reality is more complex. Join Mike James from Aldi to find out what it really takes to be a successful wine buyer.

Tastings

Sunday 15 March

10:00

Destination WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

Discover the principles of tasting in this taster for WSET’s Level 4 Diploma. The Diploma equips you with expert knowledge, analytical tasting skills and understanding of the global wine business.

11:30

How to create perfect food and wine matches

Find out how basic food components affect the taste of different types of wine and how, with this knowledge, you can enhance your wine experience.

13:30

Are you sure you know Garnacha?

Red fruit notes, sometimes spicy, sometimes mineral and surprisingly fresh, but always velvety. Try some of the most exciting expressions from Garnacha’s homeland – Spain.

15:30

The shades of Pinot Noir

Join experts from Wines of New Zealand to discover an array of exciting expressions of Pinot Noir, one of New Zealand’s flagship grapes.

17:30

Assessing spirits quality when tasting blind

Using WSET’s globally renowned Systematic Approach to Tasting®, our expert will show you how to pin down key attributes of spirits and use them to assess the quality of the product.

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Monday 16 March

10:00

Destination WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

Discover the principles of tasting in this taster for WSET’s Level 4 Diploma. The Diploma equips you with expert knowledge, analytical tasting skills and understanding of the global wine business.

11:30

How to create perfect food and wine matches

Find out how basic food components affect the taste of different types of wine and how, with this knowledge, you can enhance your wine experience.

13:30

Lebanon beyond Cabernet Sauvignon

Elie Maamari, winemaker of Chateau Ksara will introduce you to two hidden gems of Lebanese wine through a tasting of native grape varieties, Merwah and Obeidy.

15:30

Traditional method not so traditional

From England to Tasmania and all the way through Belgium or Rioja, we invite you to discover sparkling wines made using the traditional method off the beaten track.

17:00

Assessing spirits quality when tasting blind

Using WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting®, Jan Kreutz will teach you how to pin down key characteristics of spirits and use them to objectively assess the quality of the product.

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Tuesday 17 March

10:00

How to create perfect food and wine matches

Find out how basic food components affect the taste of different types of wine and how, with this knowledge you can enhance your wine experience.

11:00

How can you make great wines in cool climates?

In this session you’ll learn what it takes to make balanced, high-quality wines in a challenging environment.

Get in touch

Get in touch with our team for further information about WSET’s programme at ProWein or with questions about how WSET qualifications can benefit you and your company: events@wsetglobal.com