Six new ways to become a wine, beer or spirits expert in 2020

Step up your spirits expertise with WSET

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust launched its Level 3 Award in spirits in May, with bookings being taken for the first courses in the UK and US.

Building on the Level 2 course, the new programme will look in greater detail on production methods from fermentation to distillation and post-distillation and their impact on styles as well as expanding the spectrum to include shochu, baijiu and soju as well.

In addition there is a more in-depth coverage of Scotch, Armagnac, Cognac, rum, Tequila, Mezcal, vodka and gin.

The exam includes a blind tasting exam and a written paper consisting of multiple choice and short written answers.

One Response to “Six new ways to become a wine, beer or spirits expert in 2020”

  1. David Glancy says:

    Great article and I would add one more. We launched Northwest Wine Appellation Specialist (NWAS) in 2019 to complement California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) which we launched online in 2013 and in-class in 2012. These are in addition to San Francisco Wine School offering all 3 of Wine Scholar Guild’s programs, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) from Society of Wine Educators, Somm Essentials, Wine Program Management, Intermediate and Advanced Tasting programs and collaborating with Grape Experience for their offering of WSET programs. Our school launched in 2011 with the mission of bringing all relevant credentials under one roof and being a hub for wine professionals and enthusiasts alike. We have grown to become the largest wine school in the USA with intensive and online available for students globally. Our 4,000 square foot education and event center is near San Francisco International Airport.
    David Glancy, MS, CWE

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