Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET): An Introduction

13 Aug 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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Join Women of the Vine & Spirits,
and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust,
for a live webinar:
"WSET: An Introduction"

 

August 13, 2018
3:00 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. EST

Hosted by:

Ian Harris, Chief Executive
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

David Rudman, Director of Business Development - USA
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

 

Women of the Vine & Spirits and WSET have formed a Strategic Alliance, generating opportunities for collaboration and education to benefit our members and students/ alumni, respectfully, including co-hosted webinars, resource downloads, Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Scholarships to contribute to WSET course fees, and more. 

Engaging women and men globally through our organization and providing members with education, resources and opportunities to thrive is the cornerstone of our organization and success.

To kick things off, we will start our webinar program with a brief history and introduction to the WSET, looking at how the involvement of women has grown over the years, analyzing their year-end results, and looking to their six key pillars for future growth.

“WSET is a champion for equal opportunity in the industry, emphasising the value of education for all professionals and enthusiasts, men and women. We look forward to collaborating with Women of the Vine & Spirits to develop further opportunities together for the benefit of our students and the industry at large."
- Ian Harris, Chief Executive, WSET

 

As an additional benefit of our Strategic Alliance, WSET students and alumni are entitled to 20% off Women of the Vine & Spirits membership
For information on WSET Alliance Membership,
email diana@womenofthevine.com

Ian Harris, Chief Executive
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

On graduating from London University, Ian joined Christopher & Co. and its parent company,Waverley Vintners, where he was their rst WineDevelopment Manager, designing and running sales courses. Ten years later, in 1987, he joined Seagram – initially in the UK, then in 1993-1995 he spent two years as Global Marketing Manager for Martell, based in Cognac, France. Ian returned to the UK in 1995 as Marketing Director and then Commercial Director for Seagram UK, also assuming General Management responsibility for the Nordic markets. In 2002, Ian joined the WSET as Chief Executive. In 2014 Ian was named Drinks Business ‘Man of the Year’, in 2015 WSET received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and in 2016 Ian was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Drinks Retailing Awards. In 2018 Ian was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year’s Honours List.

David Rudman, Director of Business Development - USA
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

David is a 10+ year veteran of the drinks business. Following a foundation in hospitality where he earned his Certified Sommelier credential, he spent 6+ years in sales management within the U.S. Distributor market, working with brands such as Diageo, Bacardi, Moet-Hennessy, William Grant & Sons and Constellation. He has been both a student and an educator for WSET, having established a WSET Approved Programme Provider for a former employer, where he was also the lead educator. Dave has written for several trade publications, including the United States Bartender’s Guild National Blog, and posts often to his own industry blog, drinkingthings.com. He is currently completing his WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits alongside a MBA at Yale University.

 

13 Aug 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT

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