Join us at the 40th London Wine Fair - Digital Edition where WSET is thrilled to be headline sponsor of the Education Zone.
Digital trade show
We will be hosting a virtual stand where you'll be able to meet our team, they'll be on hand each day to answer any questions you might have. Learn more about:
- our range of qualifications in wine spirits and sake
- becoming an educator
- becoming an Approved Programme Provider (APP)
Talks and tastings
As headline sponsor for the Education zone, we'll be delivering three talks and tastings across the three days of the fair. Each session is being led by WSET's team of expert educators and training specialists. See below for details. All these sessions begin at 12pm.
Monday 17 May - Levelling up: a taster of WSET’s Level 1, 2 and 3 Awards in Wines
Looking to upskill yourself in wine? In this tasting session, WSET Wine Educators Joseph Hallam DipWSET and Lucy Stevenson DipWSET explore the key differences between WSET’s globally-recognised Level 1, 2 and 3 Awards in Wines and how these qualifications can benefit you throughout your career.
Through a tasting of three wines, you’ll discover how to level-up your tasting talents, wine description skills and your ability to draw useful conclusions about what’s in the glass. Most importantly, you’ll learn how these qualifications can be applied to enhance your confidence and performance at work.
This session is aimed at those at the beginning of their wine education journey as well as those who have already taken a qualification and are considering taking the next step.
Tuesday 18 May - Blind tasting, the WSET Diploma way
For those committed to developing a career in the world of wine, blind tasting is about much more than correctly identifying provenance or grape variety. It provides an unbiased way of improving your sensory perception skills and using them to enhance your understanding of how production and business factors influence what’s in the glass.
In this session, WSET Diploma Educators Lauren Denyer DipWSET and Lydia Harrison MW will lead a blind tasting of three wines, exploring how the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines qualification uses regular tasting practice to develop your proficiency in analytical wine tasting. They’ll also explain how to use the evidence provided by an accurate tasting note to assess the style, quality and predict the future development of a wine.
This session is aimed at those who have completed or are currently studying for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, but it is open to anyone interested in learning more about the WSET Diploma qualification and how it can benefit you and your business.
Wednesday 19 May - Knowledge, skills, confidence: training your team for success
WSET’s Rachel Webster DipWSET and Alex De Cata DipWSET explore some of the different ways you can use WSET’s new flexible wine training options to develop a knowledgeable, skilful, confident and motivated team.
They’ll explore the long-term benefits of taking a skills-based approach to team training and explore some of the latest online and blended learning solutions available to businesses across the industry.
This session is aimed at training managers, team leaders and HR professionals but is open to anyone keen to learn about WSET’s latest study options.
WSET will be taking part in two panel discussions. Both begin at 11am.
Monday 17 May - What you can do to drive diversity and inclusion both personally and in your business
Diversity and inclusion has become one of the most important issues the wine and drinks industry faces, but it is one thing talking and supporting D&I initiatives, it’s another taking real action as an individual and in your company. What can we all be doing to make a real, effective difference? WSET panelist: Johanna Anderson, Chief Academic Programmes Officer
Wednesday 19 May - Finding and retaining the best staff: What do you have to do to attract the best talent to work for you
How businesses now need to work harder to recruit, motivate and retain staff by being great places to work that offer benefits, and an environment to grow, a culture to work in and why diversity, inclusion and strong social and ethical standards are now key to attract the best talent. WSET panelist: Rachel Webster DipWSET, Business Development Director (EMEA)
About the event
London Wine Fair Digital will be the largest digital wine fair in the UK, featuring tastings, industry sessions, one-to-one meetings with winemakers and importers, networking opportunities and more.