March 2 & 3, 2020, 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

Exploring Variety: Red Grape Blind Tasting

Using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting we explore three wines to identify  variety and regional origin through aroma and palate characteristics. Presented by David Rudman DipWSET, WSET Americas Executive Director.

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. Presented by Eric Zillier, SevenFifty

Exploring Climate: Napa Valley

Get a flavour of our course content in this guided tasting where the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting will be used to reveal the impact of climatic influences on wine by comparing a range of examples from the region. Presented by David Rudman DipWSET, WSET Americas Executive Director.

Defining Quality: Chablis

Join our certified educator to taste your way through three examples from Chablis and understand how WSET's qualifications teach you to make objective conclusions about quality.Presented by Jessica Green, International Wine Center.

The New WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

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. Presented by Ian Harris DipWSET, Chief Executive, WSET; David Rudman DipWSET, Executive Director, WSET Americas; and Maggie Campbell DipWSET, WSET Alumni Advisory Board.

Behind the Brand: The Rum Road

In this blind rum tasting, discover how to use WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits to expertly dissect the key characteristics of the product behind the label and use it to craft a superior spirits offering. Presented by Rob McCaughey, WSET Americas and Maggie Campbell DipWSET, WSET Alumni Advisory Board.

Exploring Variety: White Grape Blind Tasting

Using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting we explore three wines to identify  variety and regional origin through aroma and palate characteristics. Presented by David Rudman DipWSET, WSET Americas Executive Director.

Mastering Maturation: Rioja

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

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. Presented by David Rudman DipWSET, WSET Americas Executive Director.

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. Presented by Anne Cox, International Wine Center.

Simplifying Sake: Starting your Professional Journey

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. Presented by Rob McCaughey, WSET Americas.

Upselling: Skills for Success

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. Presented by David Rudman DipWSET, WSET Americas Executive Director.
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