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Academie du Vin Library joins WSET as Bronze Corporate Patron

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We are delighted to announce that Académie du Vin Library (AdVL), has become a WSET Bronze Corporate Patron.

As a Bronze Corporate Patron, Académie du Vin Library joins a growing list of high-profile organisations in the trade who have partnered with WSET in recognition of its vital role in the global wine and spirits industry. WSET’s Corporate Patrons programme provides funding to help the organisation develop its world-class courses and qualifications, as well as its online global campus and professional membership body for graduates. The programme also helps organisations add value to their own business by maximising the benefits of training and giving them access to WSET’s global network of professionals and enthusiasts.

The Académie du Vin Library, launched by Steven Spurrier and friends in May 2019, is dedicated to reviving ‘the literature of wine’, both through new titles and republished classics. As part of the partnership, AdVL will offer WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine students graduating from 2020 onwards access to its fast-growing online database of wine information from wine correspondents around the world.

Ian Harris, WSET Chief Executive, says, “We are honoured to welcome Académie du Vin Library as a new Corporate Patron of WSET. AdVL’s books have very high production values, and we are delighted to make them and the materials on their website available to WSET students and alumni. WSET and AdVL have the same vision: to tell more and more people about the wines in this wonderful industry of ours. We look forward to working with them and supporting each other in achieving our business goals.

Martin Preston, AdVL General Manager, says, “There is a natural affinity between learning to appreciate fine wine and reading about it through the eyes of those who have made it their life’s work. We’re delighted to be given this opportunity to reach out to WSET students and look forward to welcoming them.