March 4 & 5, 2019, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

Vinexpo New York has partnered with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) to provide a variety of educational content to attendees throughout the two-day expo. A full schedule of free to attend tasting sessions delivered by industry experts will take place in the WSET Pop-Up Classroom in the exhibit hall. 

Monday
Mar 04 2019
Tuesday
Mar 05 2019

Taste and Flavour: WSET’s Guide to Food & Wine Pairing

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust's practical approach to food and wine pairing can be applied to any menu and any wine list. In this session, you’ll examine how the main flavours in food – acidity, saltiness and sweetness – affect how a wine is perceived.

Exploring Climate: Napa Valley

In this guided tasting we reveal the impact of climatic influences on wine through a comparison of wines from the region using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.

Defining Quality: Chablis

Learn how to identify quality using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting comparing three examples from Chablis.

Behind the Brand: The Rum Road

Description: In this blind rum tasting, discover how to use WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits and Liqueurs to expertly dissect the key characteristics of the product behind the label and use it to craft a superior spirits offering . Presenter: Rob McCaughey, WSET

The New WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

Description: Join us for a first look at the new Diploma in Wines launching in August 2019. This information session is exclusively for candidates looking to hear about what’s new and how they can benefit. Presenter: Dave Rudman, WSET

Mastering Maturation: Rioja

With a key focus on viticulture and techniques used in the winery to improve flavour and intensity, our WSET certified educator will demonstrate how to build on your maturation knowledge in line with WSET qualifications.

Creating a Winning Wine List

Combine your WSET education with expert tips from an award-winning wine list creator to learn how to use the diversity of the wine world to maximise your offering for you and your customer.

Taste and Flavour: WSET’s Guide to Food & Wine Pairing

Description: The Wine & Spirit Education Trust's practical approach to food and wine pairing can be applied to any menu and any wine list. In this session, you’ll examine how the main flavours in food – acidity, saltiness and sweetness – affect how a wine is perceived. Presenter: Dave Rudman, WSET

Simplifying Sake: Starting your Professional Journey

Description: Join WSET Certified Educator Rob McCaughey as he takes you on a tasting journey of sake to help demystify this complex product using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. Presenter: Rob McCaughey, WSET

Upselling: Skills for Success

Description: Training is the best foundation for upselling but what exactly do you need to know? During this tutored wine tasting, Dave Rudman, DipWSET will share tips on how assessing quality, understanding price points and presenting the product’s story are the keys to upselling with confidence. Presenter: Dave Rudman, WSET
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