Our educators

We have a world-class teaching faculty who deliver our WSET courses and tastings to the highest educational standards. They each bring specialist-level knowledge, passion and personality to the classroom and share a commitment to providing you with a fun and rewarding learning experience.

Collectively they combine a broad range of backgrounds, including grape growing, winemaking, research, sales, marketing, bar/restaurant management, sommelierie and retail.

They are all WSET Certified Educators and many of them have had a hand in creating or developing WSET's world-renowned qualifications. Our wine educators all hold the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and several of them are Masters of Wine. While their general subject knowledge is second to none, they each have their own particular passions and areas of expertise. 

Click on their names below to learn more about the wine, spirits and sake educators who comprise our teaching faculty.

Lydia Harrison MW

Our principal

Richard Harding

Richard Harding

School Principal

Educators

Russell Dent DipWSET

Russell Dent DipWSET

Diploma Course Director and Wine Educator

Michael Buriak DipWSET

Michael Buriak DipWSET

Level 3 Programme Manager and Wine Educator

Lydia Harrison MW

Lydia Harrison MW

Head of Education and Events and Wine Educator

Lauren Denyer DipWSET

Lauren Denyer DipWSET

Diploma Events and Enrichment Manager and Wine Educator

Julia Lambeth DipWSET

Julia Lambeth DipWSET

Level 1-3 Course Manager and Wine Educator

Lucy Stevenson DipWSET

Lucy Stevenson DipWSET, Dip IDM

WSET Regional Marketing Manager and Wine Educator

Anjali Douglas Wine Educator at WSET School London

Anjali Douglas

Tastings and Events Manager and Wine Educator

Edward Wicks DipWSET WSET School London educator

Edward Wicks DipWSET

Wine Educator

Hannah Lanfear

Hannah Lanfear

Spirits Educator

Rose Brookman

Rose Brookman

Spirits Educator

Natsuki Kikuya

Natsuki Kikuya

Sake Educator

Honami Matsumoto

Honami Matsumoto

Sake Educator

Shane Jones DipWSET

Shane Jones DipWSET

Wine and Sake Educator

Clara Rubin DipWSET

Clara Rubin DipWSET

Wine Educator

Chris Martin DipWSET

Chris Martin DipWSET

Wine Educator

Joseph Hallam DipWSET

Joseph Hallam DipWSET

Wine Educator

Jim Gore DipWSET

Wine Educator

Mandy Stevens DipWSET

Mandy Stevens DipWSET

Wine Educator

Mike Best MW

Mike Best MW

Wine Educator

Nina Cerullo

Nina Cerullo DipWSET

Wine Educator (tastings)

Richard Lane DipWSET WSET School London educator

Richard Lane DipWSET

Wine Educator

Anne McHale MW Wine Educator at WSET School London

Anne McHale MW

Wine Educator

Virgilio Gennaro

Virgilio Gennaro DipWSET

Wine Educator

Hannah Aldgate DipWSET WSET School London educator

Hannah Aldgate DipWSET

Wine Educator