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Victoria Burt gains her Master of Wine

07/09/2015
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The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is delighted to announce that Victoria Burt, WSET Research and Development Manager, has achieved the industry’s most highly regarded title of Master of Wine.

The announcement by the Institute of Masters of Wine comes after Victoria successfully completed her MW research paper, which investigated the ways in which glassware can impact the sensory perception of champagne.

Victoria began in the wine trade in 2008 when she joined Majestic Wine’s graduate scheme. While there, she completed the WSET Diploma and won the Derouet Jameson Award, which is given to two outstanding graduates every year to assist with the cost of the Master of Wine. Victoria then joined WSET in 2012, where she is now Research and Development Manager. Victoria’s main responsibilities include reviewing and refreshing study material for the WSET’s qualifications.

We are immensely proud of Victoria’s achievements – she has worked exceptionally hard to achieve her Master of Wine qualification. The achievement will benefit not only Victoria and our organisation but our students worldwide.

Ian Harris, Chief Executive of WSET 


Victoria is the third member of WSET staff who has achieved the MW, joining David Wrigley, International Development and PR Manager, and Antony Moss, Director of Strategic Planning.

The knowledge I acquired during the MW has helped me do my job much more effectively. I know Victoria’s achievement will help her greatly and it is a pleasure to celebrate with her

Antony Moss MW