March 2 & 3, 2020, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Program

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the official education partner of Vinexpo New York and will provide a variety of educational content to attendees throughout the two-day expo.

In addition to the listed educational sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to:

• Take part in Challenge your Senses to see, smell and taste their way to success
• Visit the WSET Expert Meeting Lounge to learn more about WSET’s educational offerings and how WSET credentials can help fast track their career. 

Please note that the WSET Tasting Zone has very limited full participation seating. Observation room will be available, but will not include samples. It is recommended that you arrive early for any session you wish to fully participate in. 

Monday
Mar 02 2020
Tuesday
Mar 03 2020

WSET Blind Tasting Demo: Challenge the Expert

Join WSET as we put our expert to the test in a live blind tasting challenge. Can they tell the wine using only their senses? And, most importantly, can you get it right using only their live tasting notes?

Primary vs Secondary White Wine Aroma and Flavour Characteristics

Using WSET’s globally renowned Systematic Approach to Tasting®, in this blind tasting our expert will show you how to pin down key attributes of white wine and use them to assess the quality of the product.

Fireside Chat: Under the Influence?

They drive sales and awareness in many industries but what is their value in the wine industry? And is it good for the business? Join us for a lively discussion about the role of influencer marketing in wine.

How to Create Perfect Food and Wine Matches

Learn how to pair food and wine to perfection with WSET. By understanding how the main flavours in food influence the way you taste different types of wine, you’ll be able to enhance your wine experience.

WSET Blind Tasting Demo: Challenge the Expert

Join WSET as we put our expert to the test in a live blind tasting challenge. Can they tell the wine using only their senses? And, most importantly, can you get it right using only their live tasting notes?

Fortification: It’s All About Timing

Using WSET’s globally renowned Systematic Approach to Tasting®, we will examine how the moment of fortification defines the principle styles and sweetness levels in fortified wines.

Fireside Chat: Gen Z Entering the Workforce

Researchers and marketers have been trying to pin down their outlooks and expectations in the workplace and as consumers for some time now. Join us as we discuss the challenges and opportunities of Gen Z as employees and drinkers.

Exploring Tannin

Tannins are an important structural component in red wines. Using WSET’s globally renowned Systematic Approach to Tasting®, we will taste an array of red wines with varying level of tannins to see how they influence a wine’s character and quality.

WSET Blind Tasting Demo: Challenge the Expert

Join WSET as we put our expert to the test in a live blind tasting challenge. Can they tell the wine using only their senses? And, most importantly, can you get it right using only their live tasting notes?

Pairing Dry Bordeaux with Artisanal Chocolates

Bordeaux expert Mary Gorman McAdams MW and Pierre-Antoine Bollet, Maison du Chocolate, have teamed up to develop unusual wine and chocolate pairings. Join the experts to learn how to create wine and chocolate matches made in heaven.

Fireside Chat: What’s New With WSET?

WSET Americas Executive Director Dave Rudman will explain our three main subject streams (wine, spirits and sake) and how the expertise they provide can help your career development. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about WSET and the qualifications we offer.

Spirits Blind Tasting

Using WSET’s globally renowned Systematic Approach to Tasting®, in this blind tasting our expert will show you how to pin down key attributes of a particular category and use them to assess the quality of the product.

WSET Mentoring: How to Make it in the Drinks Industry

Drop in to meet our team and find out more about the realities of a career in the drinks industry. You’ll be able to get answers to the most burning questions you might have and get top tips on succeeding in this business. Our experts will also show you how WSET education can help fast track your career.

Get to Grips with Sake

Sake is increasingly making its mark across the world, appearing on wine lists and in cocktails. Join WSET sake experts to get to grips with the two main styles of premium sake and discover how the degree of rice polishing determines the final expression.

WSET Blind Tasting Demo: Challenge the Expert

Join WSET as we put our expert to the test in a live blind tasting challenge. Can they tell the wine using only their senses? And, most importantly, can you get it right using only their live tasting notes?

Sparkling Wines Beyond Champagne

Join our expert for a blind tasting of traditional and tank method sparkling wines. Using WSET’s globally renowned Systematic Approach to Tasting®, we will examine how the choice of production method and grape variety contribute to creating distinct expressions of sparkling wine.
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