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Anne McHale MW launches free WSET Diploma prep

Published:  15 January, 2024

Anne McHale MW has begun a series of free online masterclasses/live Q&A sessions which will run throughout January and February to help WSET Diploma students prepare for the upcoming D3, D4 and D5 exams, which are taking place in May and June 2024.


Nick Gillett: Education, education, education – hospitality’s secret weapon

Published:  15 January, 2024

When it comes to the spirits and hospitality industries, I harp on about education a lot. But with good reason. That dinner you had out the other week with the outstanding service – it’s thanks to education. Receiving a top new tipple recommendation from your local bartender – education. Formal training, cocktail masterclasses, category insight – it’s all helping to create better teams, better serves and ultimately an altogether better experience for the customer. So as someone who works for or is interested in the industry, here’s why you should care about it.


30 Under 30 returns: Nominate now!

Published:  16 January, 2023

Harpers is once again looking for the next generation of rising stars as we officially launch the second year of 30 Under 30.


WSET education initiative to support indigenous students

Published:  09 November, 2021

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has launched a new initiative, as part of its diversity and inclusion programme, to help support indigenous students develop careers in the Australian drinks industry.


Accolade Wines supports upskilling and education with new training programme

Published:  12 October, 2021

Accolade Wines has launched its Vinspire programme to encourage the upskilling of individuals and recruitment for the on-trade and wider wine industry.  


Charity report finds racism continues to affect UK hospitality

Published:  21 September, 2021

A survey commissioned by the not-for-profit organisation Be Inclusive Hospitality suggests that racial discrimination continues to be an issue for the UK's service industry.


Mandy Stevens takes chair at AWE

Published:  17 June, 2021

The Association of Wine Educators (AWE) has announced Mandy Stevens as its new chair.


Worshipful Company of Distillers expands educational initiative

Published:  01 February, 2021

The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ (WCD) has launched a programme of scholarships and bursaries set to benefit more than 100 students over the next three years. 


Enotria unveils details of premium WSET course

Published:  07 January, 2021

Enotria & Coe has unveiled the details of its premium WSET course launching this month.


Wine education startup hits 100% of crowdfunding target

Published:  20 November, 2020

Startup wine education business Wine List has revealed it raised 100% of its £375,000  crowdfunding target in its first day on Crowdtube this week.


WSET and Prowein join forces to help young wine professionals

Published:  04 November, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has joined forces with Prowein to launch an initiative to train and support ambitious young wine professionals.


WSET announces initiative in support of Scottish hospitality

Published:  16 October, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has launched a joint initiative in partnership with The Mixing Glass to support Scottish hospitality workers during the current two-week lockdown. 


Online wine platform launches with 50% discount to BAME students

Published:  10 September, 2020

A global online wine education platform using a new approach to tasting wine, and offering a 50% sponsorship to all BAME students, has been launched by Nick Jackson MW. 


WSET candidate figures hit by Covid but buoyed by online

Published:  02 September, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported an 11% drop in candidates taking a qualification in the last academic year (2019/20).


Oregon commits to ‘anti-racism and equity’

Published:  10 June, 2020

As the fallout from the death of African-American George Floyd continues to reverberate around the western world, Oregon Wine Board has responded with a commitment to embed “more fully” an inclusive and racially equal approach across the state’s wine industry.


Wine Australia improves educational programme

Published:  01 May, 2020

Wine Australia has improved its Australian Wine Discovered (AWD) educational programme with all modules and materials refreshed and three new modules added. 


Thursday read: Living with lockdown - an agency view

Published:  09 April, 2020

Will Oatley, MD at Louis Latour Agencies, gives Andrew Catchpole a glimpse of the realities of life as a merchant adjusting to lockdown


Rioja Wine Academy launches

Published:  12 February, 2020

The DOCa Rioja Regulatory Council has launched a digital bilingual education project.


Bar Convent breakdown: Rum under the spotlight at BCB

Published:  07 October, 2019

Rum is this year’s star player at Bar Convent Berlin – the show which puts the spotlight on the biggest hitting trends driving growth and engagement in the bar sector.


School's out for sake?

Published:  27 September, 2019

On-trade luminary Christine Parkinson is “seriously considering” opening London's first sake school following her surprise departure from Hakkasan