The news rules of collecting wine

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WSET Alumni are invited to join Barbara Drew DipWSET MW as she debunks common myths around building a wine collection and outlines the new rules relevant to the wine industry today.

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“You have to start with Bordeaux.”

“Your collection needs to be at least 20 years old before you can enjoy it.”

“You can’t make money in wine anymore.”

There are literally hundreds of myths when it comes to building a wine collection - but the truth is, many of these ideas are seriously out of date. In this webinar, Barbara Drew DipWSET, Master of Wine at fine wine merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd, explores some of these myths and outlines the new rules of collecting wine. She’ll consider the underrated regions you should be focussing on, what an ideal wine collection looks like and what you should know if you’re thinking of investing in wine. Join this exclusive WSET Alumni webinar to learn the rules that are relevant to the wine industry today, and that you can use to build the perfect cellar.


Please note this is an exclusive webinar for WSET Alumni. Attendees must hold the WSET Level 4 Diploma, we reserve the right to cancel tickets booked for non-diploma holders.


Barbara Drew DipWSET, MW - Content Officer at Berry Bros. & Rudd

Barbara started her wine career in 2011. For many years she worked within the events team at Berry Bros. & Rudd, coordinating and hosting a wide range of events from introductory wine courses to in-depth tastings and masterclasses, alongside WSET courses. She now continues her focus on education as Content Officer at Berry Bros. & Rudd, overseeing print, digital and video communications, as well as hosting the podcast ‘Drinking Well’. She became a Master of Wine in 2018 and continues to teach about wines, spirits and sake. In her spare time, she runs ultramarathons.


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

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