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New marketing director for Bordeaux

Published:  16 October, 2019

The CIVB has appointed Julie Rambaud-Texier to head its newly restructured marketing department.

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Bellavita London unveils expanded events roster

Published:  14 October, 2019

The annual Bellavita Expo London is set to return to Islington’s Business Design Centre next month with a wide range of masterclasses, tastings and discussion panels hosted by Bellavita’s wine academy, BeWine.

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Bibendum opens search for 2020 Wine Minds apprentices

Published:  08 October, 2019

Applications are now open for Bibendum Wine’s 2020 Wine Minds apprenticeship scheme.

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WSET in new partnership with IOH

Published:  25 September, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust and the Institute of Hospitality are to run the Academy of Food & Wine Service as a joint venture, it has been announced.

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WSET kicks off ‘education week’ with world record attempt

Published:  10 September, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) kicked off its first global Wine Education Week with a bid to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ever recorded sommelierie lesson.

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WSET research throws damning light on UK wine knowledge

Published:  30 August, 2019

The term ‘corked’ refers to broken pieces of cork in a wine bottle and ‘terroir’ is a genre of French horror film, according to many consumers in our great wine-drinking nation.

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New Zealand Winegrowers and WSET sign up for global partnership

Published:  28 August, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has a new financial backer in the form of New Zealand Winegrowers, which has become one of the educator’s corporate patrons.

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Bibendum to offer free wine training

Published:  23 August, 2019

Bibendum is set to offer free wine training as part of WSET’s Wine Education Week.

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WSET reports record annual candidate figures

Published:  20 August, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported its highest ever annual candidate figures for the last academic year.

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Moving tribute to Gerard Basset crowns IWC Awards gala

Published:  10 July, 2019

The great and the good of the wine trade were out in full force last night to celebrate what turned out to be a memorable and also poignant IWC awards evening – thanks largely to a message from the late, great Gerard Basset, who was filmed accepting his lifetime achievement award at the end of the last year.

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WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits goes live

Published:  20 May, 2019

The first courses for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) new Level 3 Award in Spirits are open for booking in the UK and USA.

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WSET marks 50th birthday with worldwide Wine Education Week

Published:  14 May, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced its first global Wine Education Week as part of the organisation’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Bellavita Academy adds WSET courses

Published:  26 April, 2019

Bellavita Academy, provider of professional courses for chefs and sommeliers, has become an Approved Programme Provider (APP) for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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The Naked Gun

Published:  11 April, 2019

The Majestic brand has taken a bullet and is soon to be haemorrhaging stores, handing an opportunity to independents to fill the gap. Jo Gilbert reports

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Nominations open for WSET & IWSC ‘Future 50’ Awards

Published:  12 February, 2019

A new award has been announced that will recognise and celebrate leading lights in the wine and spirits industry.

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The week that was

Published:  25 January, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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WSET: from Bermondsey to Beijing

Published:  22 January, 2019

As the WSET hits 50, Andrew Catchpole talks to chief executive Ian Harris MBE about driving forward a great British export

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WSET awards record number of Diploma graduates

Published:  22 January, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s annual Awards and Graduation Ceremony celebrated a record number of Diploma graduates at a packed Guildhall in London last night (21 January).

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WSET introduces global education week as part of 50th anniversary activity

Published:  02 January, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced the launch of its first global ‘Wine Education Week’ as part of a programme of activity planned to mark its 50th birthday.

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Vagabond launches urban wine school

Published:  02 January, 2019

Vagabond Wines is adding official wine educator to its ever-growing list of services.

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