WSET Bitesize - How to identify wine faults

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Join this session to learn common wine faults and how to identify them.

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Have you ever wondered why sommeliers pour you a taste of wine in a restaurant before a full glass? This process is to ensure there are no faults in the wine. Join Matt Irwin DipWSET as he explains some of the most common wine faults, and how you would identify and communicate them. This session is designed to give you the confidence and skills you need to make sure you are enjoying a wine in perfect condition.

This webinar is free to attend and open to anyone, no prior wine knowledge is needed. The new series of bitesize 30-minute webinars are ideal for beginners looking to learn more about wine.


Matt Irwin DipWSET, APP Development Manager, WSET

Recently joining WSET as Business Development Advisor for Australia & New Zealand, Matt has over 20 years’ experience in the wine and hospitality industries across Australia, Canada, Italy and New Zealand. He graduated the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines in 2019 and became a certified WSET educator the same year. Since then, Matt has been teaching all levels of the WSET Awards in Wine to students throughout New South Wales whilst working at an Italian wine importer, Trembath & Taylor, as New South Wales Manager for the past 11 years. Based in Sydney, Australia, Matt is currently studying to become a Master of Wine and this year qualified as an Italian Wine Ambassador from Vinitaly International Academy. 


This event does not necessarily constitute official WSET course material and should not be used as such.

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